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The Cruel Sea


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Sir Donald Sinden narrates a six-part adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat 's book.
2: Leave. Winter 1940.
Convoy duty in the storms of the North Atlantic has seen the Compass Rose in the thick of terrifying combat. At home, not all the wives and girlfriends are waiting patiently for their men. with John Webb , Bernard Gallagher , Dominic Rickards. Tom Hillier ,
Henry Naylor , David Timson. Tony Selby , Rupert Holliday-Evans . Jane Whittenshaw. Deborah Berlin , Alice Arnold and Don McCorkindale
Adapted by Joe Dunlop


Unknown: Sir Donald Sinden
Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Bernard Gallagher
Unknown: Dominic Rickards.
Unknown: Tom Hillier
Unknown: Henry Naylor
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Tony Selby
Unknown: Rupert Holliday-Evans
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Adapted By: Joe Dunlop
Lt Commander Ericson: Philip Madoc
Lt Lockhart: Paul Rhys
Julie Hallam: Helen Baxendale
Elaine Morell: Emma Cuniffe
John Ericson: David Antrobus
Gregg: Jack Davenport
Edie Gregg: Louise Germaine
Morell: John Webb
Ferraby: Michael Maloney

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