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Balance of Terror


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A spy thriller by Peter Shaffer.
[Starring] Julia Arnall and John Stone
The action takes place at the present time on the Continent and in London.


Writer: Peter Shaffer
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Harry Radcliff: John Stone
Mike Fenby: Kevin Scott
Coi Beaumont: Patrick Waddington
Anna Fortner: Julia Arnall
Karl Muller: Harry Lockart
Agent: Gertan Klauber
Dorfmann: Frederick Schiller
Connie: Gisela Birke
Professor Robertson: Owen Berry
Gifford: Norman Pierce
Randall: Donald Price
Hampton: Ian Colin
Davies: Kenneth Edwards
Military Policeman: Jeremy Longhurst
Others taking part: Roland Brand
Others taking part: Harry Hagedorn
Others taking part: Theodore Wilhelm
Others taking part: Lisa Collingwood

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