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Doran's Box by ERIC COLTART with Peter Eyre as Doran
A long-distance lorry driver; a spaceman; a volunteer under reduced environmental conditions; a man in solitary confinement: the discomfort of these people is shared by Doran - when he can't put his finger on the panic button.
Script editor PEDR JAMES
Director MATTHEW ROBINSON BBC Birmingham
Packman's Barn, by Alick Rowe


Unknown: Eric Coltart
Unknown: Peter Eyre
Editor: Pedr James
Designer: Gavin Davies
Producer: David Rose
Director: Matthew Robinson
Unknown: Alick Rowe
Doran: Peter Eyre
Wife: Susan Glanville
Gavitt: David Hargreaves
Chief: Frederick Treves
Dr Peel: Anthony Douse
Jones: Morris Perry
Subject: Christopher Crooks
Matthews: Tony Robinson
Graham: Robert Marsh
Smith: Alan Mitchell
Volunteer subject: Stephen Lyons

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