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Saturday-Night Theatre


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Conan Doyle and the Edalji Case by ROY APPS
At the peak of his fame. Sir Arthur became bored with Sherlock Holmes and resentful of a public that associated him only with that creation. The true story of George Edalji , accused of animal-maiming, began to intrigue him, however, and soon he regained his zest for life by turning himself into a real detective....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.00pm)


Unknown: Conan Doyle
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: George Edalji
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Iain Cuthbertson
Major Wood: John Church
George Edalji: Michael Harbour
Mrs Edalji/Mary: Emily Richard
Ma'am: Margot Boyd
Jean Maud: Victoria Carling
The Rev Edalji/Arrowsmith: John Baddeley
Rowlwy/Vachell/Beaumont: Michael Tudor Barnes
Campbell: Anthony Jackson
Parsons/Yelverton/Mitchell: Steven Harrold
Anson: Alan Dudley

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