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The Crime of the Century: 1: The Death of a Canary


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A serial in six episodes by Michael Gilbert.
[Starring] Edward Chapman and William Lucas with Gene Anderson
Michael Gilbert writes on page 5


Writer: Michael Gilbert
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Andrew Osborn
Charlton Bradbury: William Lucas
Herbert: Brian Peck
Clare Pinnock: Gene Anderson
Mr. Brakewell: Edward Chapman
M. Bernard: Patrick Westwood
Major Trump: Ballard Berkeley
Paula: Myrtle Reed
Mabel: Anne McGrath
Sammy: Michael Wynne
Travel agent: Victor Piatt
Clerk in Certair office: Dennis Clinton
Superintendent Haxtell: Alan Robinson
Monks: Wolfe Morris
Barton: Howard Lang
Police Sergeant (voice)/Other parts played by: David Chivers
Other parts played by: Donald Grant

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