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Screen Two: Lucky Sunil


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Young, handsome and alone in London at the start of a great career. But will Sunil's luck hold out against the seductions of pretty girls, the wiles of con-men and a hundred temptations of the great city.
Films: page 26
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Writer: Andrew Davies
Based on a story by: Tariq Yunus
Music: Bill Nelson
Photography: Peter Chapman
Film editor: John Strickland
Producer: Andree Molyneux
Director: Michael Caton Jones
Sunil: Kulvinder Ghir
Balam: Tariq Yunus
Mr Slipper: Benjamin Whitrow
Mrs Slipper: Richenda Carey
Denise Slipper: Niamh Cusack
Cyril: Brian Pettifer
Gorskin: Lain Ormsby-Knox
Ali: Naim Khan
Heavy: Sumar Khan
Bashir: Albert Moses
Des Organ: Alex Norton
Sweetie: Susie Ann Watkins
Charlie: Hugh Cornwell
Daisy: Michelle Collins
Lois: Cathy Murphy
Fatso: Ian Sandy
Bob: Basil Whybray
Tony: Willie Coppen
Jim: Gregg Harris
Mr Singh: Rashid Karapiet
Mrs Singh: Charu Bala Chokshi
Mandeep: Ahmed Khalil
Farroukh: Aftab Sachak
Sunil's father: Gurdial Sira
Sunil's mother: Sheila Chitnis
Pritee: Dippie Sagoo
Beadle: Willie Ross
Stipendary magistrate: Vass Anderson
White mugger: Simon Smith
Black mugger: Lennie Hay

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