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ScreenPlay: In Traction


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A black comedy by STUART PATERSON
Matters are bad enough when Mr Gentle tries to commit suicide. They are even worse when the attempt fails. Worst of all is being confined to a hospital bed when a bunch of juvenile delinquents are sent to visit you.
Brian Henderson
Gym teacher
Script editor MARILYN IRELAND Designer BOB SMART
0 FEATURE: page 12


Comedy By: Stuart Paterson
Unknown: Mr Gentle
Unknown: Brian Henderson
Unknown: James Kennedy
Unknown: Patrick Hannaway
Editor: Marilyn Ireland
Designer: Bob Smart
Producer: Tom Kinninmont
Director: David Wickham
Jamesy: Joe Mullaney
Derek: Leonard O'Malley
Keith: Matthew Hodgman
Anna: Caroline Paterson
Helen: Angie Murphy
Mr: Wright JohnmcGlynn
Nurse: Una MacNab
Jack Soutar: Andrew Barr
Bus driver: Stuart Bishop
Mr Gentle: Robert Paterson

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ScreenPlay: In Traction

BBC Two England, 20 August 1986 21.25

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