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A Tale of Two Cities


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Dramatised in eight episodes by PIETER HARDINGstarring and 1: A story of love and of relentless hate; a story of sacrifice and savage tyranny. This was perhaps the most deeply-felt of all Dickens' books, yet it is at the same time a tale of adventure and heart-stirring romance.
Music composed and conducted by PAUL READE


Conducted By: Paul Reade
Editor: Alistair Bell
Designer: Martin Collins
Producer: Barry Letts
Directed By: Michael E. Briant
Charles Darnay: Paul Shelley
Mr Lorry: Nigel Stock
Dr Manette: Ralph Michael
Miss Pross: Vivien Merchant
Lucie: Sally Osborn
Mme Defarge: Judy Parfitt
Defarge: Stephen Yardley
Tom: Peter Diamond
Joe: Derrick Slater
Jerry: Peter Cleall
Waiter: John Baker
Gaspard: Michael Gothard
Jacques One: Michael Halsey
Jacques TWO: Brian Grellis
Jacques Three: Eric Mason
Man at quay: David Sterne

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