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Screen Two: They Never Slept


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A new BBC film by Simon Gray.
Starring Edward Fox, Emily Morgan

When plucky Corporal Pru Merriman reports to her superiors, she is catapulted into the murky world of the French Resistance.
(Postponed from 20 January)
Films: page 39
Picture Story: page 61
(Teletext subtitles: page 888)


Writer: Simon Gray
Music: Carl Davis
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Udayan Prasad
Monk: Edward Fox
Corporal Pru Merriman: Emily Morgan
Bob: James Fleet
Cat lady: Harriet Walter
Sally: Elaine Ford
Petunia: Patricia Lawrence
Admiral: Francois Chaumette
Ninette: Maria Laborit
Helen Watson: Alison Fielding
Maurice: Maurice Risch
Sowerboy: Tam Dean Burn
Cropper: Tony Aitken
Panter: Pete Postlethwaite
Producer: Imelda Staunton
Cumbridge: Derek Fowlds

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