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The First Lady: This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You


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by Terence Dudley
The new series starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles
with John Paul and John Bown

John Park, a sixteen-year-old grammar school boy, is committed to Foley Ridge Approved School near Furness for persistent stealing. The regime at the school is robust and Park absconds. Tom Danby recognises the boy and shelters him. Sarah is curious about the Approved School Service and quizzes the deputy headmaster, who is a progressive teacher and hell-bent on reform. She finds out that the deputy head is in direct conflict with the headmaster, who is a devout believer in corporal punishment, to the point of attracting charges of brutality. The battle lines are drawn and Sarah finds herself in the middle of the controversy.


Writer/Producer: Terence Dudley
Series devised by/Initial idea by: Alan Plater
Initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Cynthia Kljuco
John Park: Martin Howells
Walter Rigby: Luke Hardy
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Eric Blake: John Bown
Fisher: Norman Bacon
Peter Fenton: John Paul
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Browne: John Malcolm
Mollie Blake: Aline Waites
Collins: Louis Selwyn
Mrs. Park: Jean Challis
George Kingston: James Grout

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The First Lady: This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You

BBC One London, 27 March 1969 20.00

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