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The Lifeboat


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If you live on the rugged Pembrokeshire coast, there are four emergency services: police, fire, ambulance and lifeboat.
Thus when Lynda La Plante was pondering a new action-packed drama, her thoughts turned to the RNLI. " was astonished at how many lives are saved - over a thousand a year," says the author of Prime Suspect and Civvies. "That's a hell of an amount of drama at sea."
This new nine-part series centres on the fictional lifeboat station of Penrhys, where the volunteers forget their troubled on-shore lives as each maritime crisis unfolds. In the first episode, Troubled Waters, the crew waits to hear if they will be awarded a new boat, and three youngsters sail off into danger.
Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
Director Karl Francis Stereo
A Bloom Street production for BBCtv


Unknown: Lynda La Plante
Producer: Ruth Kenley-Letts
Director: Karl Francis
Leslie Parry: Brendan Gleeson
Pete Pugh: Neil Royston
Geraint Gower: Nicholas McGaughey
George Bibby: Robert Blythe
David Thomas: Humph James
Meryl Taylor: Susan Flynn
Steve Bibby: Andrew Howard
Rufus Myers Lloyd: Peter Wingfield
Barry Mitchell: Nigel Harrison
Ernie Hardy: Martyn Ellis
Gwilym Davies: Richard Lynch
Hughie jones: Karl Johnson
Edward Thorpe: Tim Wylton
Barbara Bibby: Melanie Kilburn
James Myers Lloyd: Stefan Weclawek
Lady Myers Lloyd: Judy Parfitt
Bronwen Pugh: Sue Roderick
Phyllis Shore: Ann Beach
Vera Parry: Meg Wynnowen

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