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The Whistling Sands


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A thriller by Ernest Dudley.
Adapted from his novel by Sheila Hodgson.
[Starring] Noelle Middleton, Laurence Payne with Russell Napier
The action of the play takes place in and around The Whistling Sands, Alice Ames's house on the North Wales coast, and in a hotel in London.
From the BBC's Welsh television studio


Author: Ernest Dudley
Adapter: Sheila Hodgson
Producer: Dafydd Gruffydd
Designer: Alan Taylor
Film cameraman: Bill Greenhalgh
Film editor: Douglas Mair
Wally Somers: Laurence Payne
Alice Ames: Noelle Middleton
Robert Madison: Maurice Colbourne
Loder: Russell Napier
Harriet, Loder's wife: Nesta Harris
Ivor Hughes: Roddy Hughes
An Australian: John N. Gordon
A Waiter: Hubert Rees
A Police Sergeant: Howell Evans
A Detective Inspector: Leonard Mayo

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