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Sunday-Night Theatre presents: No Deadly Medicine


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by Arthur Hailey
[Starring] Albert Dekker and William Sylvester with Alan Gifford, Lloyd Reckord
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A small city hospital in America has, in the words of the Administrator, "fallen behind the times". But development is difficult, and one or two members of the staff are not receptive to the idea of change. Such a one is Dr. Pearson, the pathologist, a man with twenty-five years' service to his credit, but a man whose methods have not kept up with progress in his own field of medicine. The arrival at the hospital of the young and determined Dr. David Coleman sets the scene for a strong dramatic conflict.
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Writer: Arthur Hailey
Designer: Fanny Taylor
Producer: Eric Tayler
Male Laboratory Orderly: Mark Heath
Surgical Resident: Errol MacKinnon
Surgical Intern: Don Gilliland
Dr. Joseph Pearson: Albert Dekker
Administrator's: Maxine Holden
Dr. Lucy Grainger: Jane Barrett
Dr. Kent O'Donnell: John Longden
Dr. Charles Dornberger: Alan Gifford
Dr. Roger Brown: Victor Chenet
Dr. William Rufus: Larry Cross
Carl Bannister: George Margo
John Alexander: Lloyd Reckord
Administrator: Gordon Sterne
Elizabeth Alexander: Isabelle Lucas
Dr. David Coleman: William Sylvester
Diane Hughson: Patty Thorne
Operating Theatre Charge Nurse: Rosa Alba
Operating Theatre Charge Nurse: Alene Daniels
Operating Theatre Charge Nurse: Diana Johnson
Ward Nurse: Pearl Prescod
Nursery Charge Nurse: Edna Dors
Probationer in nursery: Nancy Bacal
Hilda Straughan, Chief Dietician: Brenda Dunrich
Dr. Chandler: Gaylord Cavallaro
Kitchen worker: Charles Stanley
Public Health Insp: George Cross
Other parts played by: Nancy Adams
Other parts played by: Beth Arno
Other parts played by: Esme Bidlake
Other parts played by: Roger Boston
Other parts played by: Joanna Clarke
Other parts played by: Phyllis Courtney
Other parts played by: Bill Clothier
Other parts played by: Tom Cubitt
Other parts played by: Harry Gunn
Other parts played by: Peter Hunt
Other parts played by: Norma Oliver
Other parts played by: Penelope Pasmore
Other parts played by: Janet Rowsell
Other parts played by: Gina Shiel
Other parts played by: Pat Sinclair
Other parts played by: Nicholas Tannar
Other parts played by: Alan Welch
Other parts played by: Lyn Wilkie

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