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Screen Two: The Man from the Pru


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by Robert Smith.
On 20 January 1931 Julia Wallace was battered to death with an iron bar. Although no motive was established, William Wallace was found guilty of his wife's murder and sentenced to hang.
Did he know of his wife's flirtation? What was Gordon Parry's motive? Was he a charmer or a killer? Fifty years of research and revelations still leave this as the nonpareil of real-life murder mysteries.
FEATURE: page 14
FILMS: page 18


Writer: Robert Smith
Music: Charles Guard
Photography: Steve Saunderson
Designer: Myles Lang
Producer: Roger Gregory
Director: Rob Rohrer
William Wallace: Jonathan Pryce
Julia Wallace: Anna Massey
Amy Wallace: Susannah York
Hemmerde, KC: Richard Pasco
Oliver, KC: Philip Latham
Professor McFall: Bernard Lloyd
Det Supt Moore: Tom Georgeson
Gordon Parry: Gary Mavers
Lily Lioyd: Sandy Hendrickse
Det Sgt Bailey: Geoffrey Hughes
John Parkes: Paul Codman
Old Parkes: Al T. Kossy
Old Lily: Marji Campi
Mrs Johnston: Valerie Caren
Mr Johnston: Brian Stephens
Mr Beattie: Scott Roberts
Cheerful woman: Marie Jeluman
Widow: Grace Kirby
Telephonist: Anita Parry
Red-haired waitress: Darryl Fishwick
PC: Peter Faulkner
Prison warder: Michael Christopher
Mr Justice Wright: Alan Bird
Prison Governor: John Chegwin
Vicky Foster: Allison Daly
Milk boy: Simon McLeod

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