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A programme about Grace Darling the heroine of the Fame Islands, Northumberland
Written by GIBSON SYKES Based on the book
Grace Darling and her Times by Constance Smedley
'... one quarter before five my Daughter observed a vessel on the Harker's rock; but owing to the darkness, and spray going over her, could not observe any person on the wreck, although the glass was incessantly applied, until near 7 o'clock.' (Extract from The Journal of William Darling)
Other parts played by Graham Tennant , Jim Wiggins and Peter Wheeler


Written By: Gibson Sykes
Unknown: Grace Darling
Unknown: Constance Smedley
Played By: Graham Tennant
Played By: Jim Wiggins
Played By: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Grace Darling: Gwyneth Simpson
William Darling: George Buchan
Mrs Darling: Alison Bayley

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Feedback about THE GRACE DARLING STORY, BBC Home Service Basic, 17.15, 21 September 1963
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