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The Tripods


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A science-fiction adventure by JOHN CHRISTOPHER
The last of 13 episodes adapted by ALICK ROWE
The three boys are now only a short distance from the White Mountains but the Tripods are utterly determined to stop them from reaching their destination.
Outside broadcast lighting JOHN KING
Video effects designer ROBIN LOBB Designer MARTIN COLUNS Producer RICHARD BATES


Unknown: John Christopher
Adapted By: Alick Rowe
Music By: Ken Freeman
Designer: Robin Lobb
Designer: Martin Coluns
Producer: Richard Bates
Director: Christopher Barry
Will Parker: John Shackley
Henry Parker: Jim Baker
Beanpole: Ceri Seel
JUliUS: Richard Wordsworth
Ozymandias: Roderick Horn
Chief black guard: Peter Halliday
Second black guard: Hugo Bower
Third black guard: Christopher Warrick
Cabot: Kim Durham

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