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A Respectable Trade


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A four-part drama, set against the background of the English slave trade and adapted by Philippa Gregory from her novel.
Starring Warren Clarke, Anna Massey, Emma Fielding, Ariyon Bakare
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Author/adapted by: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Ruth Baumgarten
Director: Suri Krishnamma
Josiah Cole: Warren Clarke
Sarah Cole: Anna Massey
Frances Scott: Emma Fielding
Mehuru: Ariyon Bakare
Sir Charles Fairley: Richard Briers
Lady Scott: Jenny Agutter
Lord Scott: Simon Williams
Brown: Cait Davis
Sam Fielding: Ric Morgan
Jack Kedge: Campbell Morrison
Captain Smedley: Paul McNeilly
Stephen Waring: Matthew Marsh
Mr Woolwick: David Foxxe
Mr Shore: Geoffrey Greenhill
Mrs Waring: Dinah Stabb
John Bates: Grahame Fox
Rachel: Tanya Moodie
Elizabeth: Jenny Jules
Mark: Clinton Blake
Samuel: Lloyd Notice

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