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Saturday-Night Theatre: The Black Cloud


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A radio play by Stephen Grenfell based on the novel by Fred Hoyle
Time: A.D. 1964
(BBC recording)
Kenneth A. Hurren writes on page 7


Writer: Stephen Grenfell
Based on the novel by: Fred Hoyle
Producer: Archie Campbell
Members of the Royal Astronomical Association - George Green: Donald Bissett
Members of the Royal Astronomical Association - Chairman: Brian Cobby
Astronomer Royal: Rolf Lefebvre
Dr. Chris Kingsley, Professor of Astronomy, Cambridge University: Denis Goacher
Staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena - Dr Geof Marlowe: Graydon Gould
Staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena - Knut Jensen: Gerik Schjelderup
Staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena - Dave Weichart: Marvin Kane
Staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena - Rogers: John Cazabon
Dr Herrick, Director of Observatory: Charles Richardson
Prime Minister: Arthur Ridley
Francis Parkinson, his Private Secretary: Tary John Hencher
Home Secretary: James Thomason
Night Editor: James Thomason
Night Editor's assistant: Andrew Sachs
Ann Halsay: Ysanne Churchman
Dr John McNeil, a physician: Tony Quinn
Joe Stoddard, a gardener: Geoffrey Matthews
Professor Alexandrov: Bernard Rebel
Dr H.C. ('Digger') Leicester: John Cazabon
Yvette: Sonia Windsor
Susan: June Tobin

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