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The Mad Death


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The second of a three-part serial based on the novel by NIGEL SLATER starring
Hilliard moves quickly to contain the rabies outbreak inside the Infected Area while Anne desperately attempts to trace the source of the virus in order to save others the agonising death she has seen one of the victims suffer. Then another case is reported - outside the Infected Area.
Music composed and performed by PHILIP SAWYER
Designer BOB SMART
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Sean Hignett
Novel By: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Philip Sawyer
Unknown: Dick Johnstone
Editor: Robin Chalmers
Designer: Bob Smart
Producer: Bob McIntosh
Director: Robert Young
Michael Hilliard: Richard Heffer
Dr Anne Maitland: Barbara Kellerman
Johnny Dairy: Richard Morant
Bill Stanton: With Jimmy Logan
Miss Stonecroft: Brenda Bruce
Jane Stoddard: Debbi Blythe
Bob NiCOl: Paul Brooke
Gamekeeper: Bob Docherty
Greyhound trainer: Jackie Farrell
Vet at kennels: Bill Dennistoun
Vet at dog pound: John Shedden
Police Sergeant at dog pound: Michael Elder
Police Sergeant at stables: Paul KermacK
Vet at home farm: Bruce McKenzie
Hospital registrar: Finlay Welsh
Police Superintendent: Arthur Boland
Police Sergeant at shopping centre: Martin Muchan
Billy: Jamie Rutherford
Billy's father: James Kennedy
First TV reporter: Margo Croan
Second TV reporter: Sheila Duffy
Switchboard operator: Dorothy Paul

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