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Saturday-Night Theatre


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A Hero for Leanda
The novel by ANDREW GARVE dramatised by EII.EEN CULLEN with T. P. McKenna
Maria Aitken and David March A freak wind off the African coast wrecks Michael Con -way's yacht and leaves him penniless, stranded in Ghana. He is offered a way out of his difficulties - a highly paid, dangerous challenge. Should he accept it? Time: the late 1950s. (Santario island is fiotitious)
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Novel By: Andrew Garve
Unknown: Een Cullen
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Michael Con
Producer: Betty Davies
Michael Conway: T P McKenna
Leanda: Maria Aitken
Alessandro Kastella: David March
Sam ,: Antony Viccars
Peruzzi: Malcolm Hayes
Vittorio Oadorna: Trader Faulkner
Mazzoli: Harold Kasket
Fleteher: Alan Rowe
Sir George Hollis: William Fox
Grant: Paul Gaymon
Col Baker: Hector Ross
Mrs Baker: Madi Hedd
Tom Franklin: Nigel Lambert
Wendy Franklin: Carole Boyd

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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