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Play for Today: Desert of Lies

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by HOWARD BRENTON with and Lost in the Kalahari. The fortunes of two expeditions become mysteriously linked in the same desolate stretch of the wilderness. In the struggle to survive, will two opposing kinds of idealism share the same fate - more than a century apart?
Music composed by JOHN CHOWNING Lighting director SAM BARCLAY Designer STUART WALKER
Script editor DUSTY HUGHES Sound RICHARD CHUBB
Produced by MICHAEL WEARING Directed by PIERS HAGGARD
« FEATURE: page 4
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Brenton
Composed By: John Chowning
Director: Sam Barclay
Designer: Stuart Walker
Produced By: Michael Wearing
Directed By: Piers Haggard
Sue: Cherie Lunghi
Jake: Mick Ford
George: Tim Wylton
Abel Broom: Tom Bell
Isaiah Broom: Terence Rigby
Sarah Broom: Elizabeth Bell
Sylveste: Louis Mahoney
Bushmen: John Matshikiza
Bushmen: Rufus Sefothoma
Esther Broom: Elizabeth Anson
Jonah Broom: Mel Warren
Susannah Broom: Samantha Lewis
Danie 1 Broom: Toby Scopes
Hosea Broom: Niklaus Cashman
Newspaper editor: Paul Jesson
South African official: Peter Cartwright
People at party: Nicola Wright
People at party: Robin Hayter
People at party: Joanna Lane
People at party: Nicholas Frankau
People at party: Jane Myerson
People at party: Ian Michie
People at party: Sara-Heliane Elliot
People at party: Craig Crosbie
People at party: Barry Stearn
Missionary secretary: Michael Bilton

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Play for Today: Desert of Lies

BBC One London, 13 March 1984 21.35






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