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The Friday Play: Chance of a Lifetime


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By Jean McConnell. In 1989, ex-Second World War pilot, Jackie Mann , was kidnapped in the Lebanon. He was not seen again for two years.
His wife Sunnie campaigned throughout that time for his release, but the pressure on both was enormous. This is the story of their separation, their survival and their courage in orderto be given a chance to be together again. Real-life couple Denis and Stella Quilley play Jackie and Sunnie.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Jean McConnell.
Unknown: Jackie Mann
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Jackie: Denis Quilley
Sunnie: Stella Quilley
David: David Thorpe
Phelps: Sean Arnold
Rigby: Tom George
Abbas: Hash ChamcHoun
Abu: Marc Zuber
Fareed: Andrew Wincott

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The Friday Play: Chance of a Lifetime

BBC Radio 4 FM, 22 September 2000 21.00

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