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Marjorie Westbury and James McKechnie in 'MARGARET CATCHPOLE'


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A serial in six parts from an account of her life by Richard Cobbold
Freely adapted by Jonquil Antony
Part 2
Produced by Hugh Stewart
Desipite the disapproval of her parents and friends, who want her to marry the faithful John Barry. Margaret Catchpole remains true to Will Laud, her childhood's sweetheart, who is now the notorious leader of a gang of smugglers at work on the Suffolk coast. Margaret tells Will that she will only marry him if he promises to give up the life he is leading; he refuses, mudh as he loves her. One night there is a fight between the smugglers and the preventive men. Laud, left for dead, is secretly taken to a cottage on the cliffs.


Unknown: Richard Cobbold
Adapted By: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Mr Catchpole: John Ruddock
Mrs Catchpole: Vivienne Chatterton
Margaret Catchpole: Marjorie Westbury
John Barrv: John Van Eyssen
Adam Laud: Horace Sequeira
Will Laud: James McKechnie
Barbey Cook: Dillwyn Owen
Jack Luff: Eric Lugg
Mad Robin: Leonard Trolley
Mrs Cobbold: Gladys Young
A coastguard: George Hagan
The Storyteller: Geoffrey Matthews

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Marjorie Westbury and James McKechnie in 'MARGARET CATCHPOLE'

BBC Home Service Basic, 1 April 1954 19.00

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