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Drop Dead


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by Elsie Syme.
Starring John Cairney
From Scotland

There's this body, suddenly arrived out of nowhere. And Johnny and Annabelle rather too close to it for comfort. They have lots of company by the time Inspector Bruce is finished.
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Writer: Elsie Syme
Designer: Douglas Duncan
Producer: James MacTaggart
John Hawthorn: John Cairney
Annabelle Taylor: Nora Laidlaw
Inspector Bruce: Leonard Maguire
Det -Sgt Webster: Gerald Slevin
Policeman: Gino Coia
Margie Cruikshanks: Katy Wild
Denis Blair: David Garth
Steve Chalmers: Paul Kermack
William Anderson: James Grant
Charlie: Iain MacKenzie
P.C. Archibald Miller: James Copeland
Policeman: Arthur Boland
Police Official: Brian Carey

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