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Drama Playhouse


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The Onedin Line
The Wind Blows Free by CYRIL ABRAHAM
The wind blows free for any man's use. A hundred years ago all a man needed to make a start -and ultimately a fortune-was a ship, the courage to risk his life in her and the cunning to survive in a cut-throat business.
James Onedin found his ship and one other hazard - a woman to match him.


Writer: Cyril Abraham
Designer: Oliver Bayldon
Producer: Anthony Coburn
Directed By: William Slater
James Onedin: Peter Gilmore
Baines: Howard Lang
Robert Onedin: Brian Rawlinson
Butcher: Declan Mulholland
Mrs Furlong: Maureen Nelson
Sarah Onedin: Mary Webster
Elizabeth Onedin: Jessica Benton
Callon: Edward Chapman
Agnew: John Kidd
Anne Webster: Sheila Allen
Captain Webster: James Hayter
Albert Frazer: Philip Bond
Drummond: Robert Gillespie
Captain Davies: Edward Dentith
Braganza: Cyril Shaps

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