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The Saturday Play: The HaverstockHill Murder


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Victorian detective and former actress Dorcas Dene is commissioned by a desperate mother to save her son from the gallows after he is accused of the brutal murder of his wife. Humorous, forensically logical and a mistress of disguise, Dorcas Dene is one of the better-drawn stars from the golden age of the English detective short story. By
George R Sims , dramatised by Roger Danes.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Dorcas Dene
Unknown: Dorcas Dene
Story By: George R Sims
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul: Greg Powrie
Dorcas: Lucy Paterson
Mrs Hannaford: Edith MacArthur
PC Hargreaves: Mark McDonnell
Insp Swanage: Finlay McLean
Charles: Nick Farr
Flash George: Terry Wale
Martha Drayson: Noreen Leighton

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