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Black Silk


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A series in eight parts devised by MUSTAPHA MATURA and RUDY NARAYAN starring Rudolph Walker and Kika Markham 3: Barrister on Trial by JIM HAWKINS
An Asian pupil barrister fails to get a place in chambers because of racial prejudice. The solicitor of a black defendant briefs a white barrister instead of Larry, who finds himself in a head-on clash with the legal establishment.
Script editor SUSAN HAGAN Designer GERRY SCOTT


Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Editor: Susan Hagan
Designer: Gerry Scott
Producer: Ruth Boswell
Director: Nicholas Mallett
Larry Scott: Rudolph Walker
Julie Smythe: Kika Markham
Oliver Hollingsworth: Cljve Swift
Sidney Rose: Bert Parnaby
Marjorie Scott: Mona Hammond
Josie Patten: Annie Bruce
Kareem: Tariq Alibai
Bradford: James Smith
Linford Blair: Carlton Chance
Mr James: Julian Fox
Mrs Blair: Ena Cabayo

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