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The Key


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Mary's idyllic life is disturbed as the drama exploring the lives of three generations of Glasgow women concludes. There's a homecoming at the height of the miners' strike of 1984, and tragedy strikes before the 1997 election.
Written by Donna Franceschild
Producer Sue Austen ; Director David Blair (S) (W)


Written By: Donna Franceschild
Producer: Sue Austen
Director: David Blair
Jessie: Frances Grey
Maggie: Ronni Ancona
Older Mary: June Watson
Danny: Stephen McCole
Joe: Ewan Stewart
Helen Ann: Louise Ross
Spencer: John Sessions
Neath: David Westhead
Bill Lawrence: Brian Pettifer
Young Joe: Graeme Mearns
Young Helen: Louise Ludgate
Young Mary: Dawn Steele
Duncan: Kevin McKidd
Dave: Paul Copley
Colonel MacLennon: David Lyon
Mrs MacLennon: Vivien Heilbron
Anthony MacLennon: Gregory Fox-Murphy
Langley: Lou Hirsch
Shivaji: Roshan Rohatgi
Gemma: Elaine Cree
Sam: Jaclyn Tse
Janet: Glenna Morrison

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