Plays for Britain (1976– )
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The Paradise Run 

Johnny has joined the army because he likes canoeing, but ends up in a war-torn city and is compromised into helping the enemy. However, desertion will not be a solution, and he finds himself more distressed than ever.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Howard Brenton

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Kevin McNally ... Johnny
Ian Charleson ... Henry
Sarah Porter Sarah Porter ... Carol
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ... Cag
Daphne Heard Daphne Heard ... Mrs. Brown
Ken Sicklen Ken Sicklen ... Ted Brown
Dickie Arnold ... Scabby
Terence Davies Terence Davies ... Sergeant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Cregan Christopher Cregan ... Soldier (as Chris Cregan)
Dermot Crowley ... Terrorist
John Dicks John Dicks ... Party Guest
Kim Doyle Kim Doyle ... Small Girl
Carole Hayman Carole Hayman ... Party Guest
William Hootkins ... Party Guest
Denis Lawson ... Terrorist
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Storyline

Johnny has joined the army because he likes canoeing, but ends up in a war-torn city and is compromised into helping the enemy. However, desertion will not be a solution, and he finds himself more distressed than ever. Henry, an officer, sympathizes with him and tries to help, but he has issues of his own. Somehow the thought of a "Paradise" away from the military seems an unreachable ideal that would solve the problems of both soldiers. Written by angelofvic

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1976 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Color:

Color
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