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Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 7: Season of The Witch


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by Desmond McCarthy and Johnny Byrne
Starring Julie Driscoll as Meredith Bates
with Paul Nicholas as Jake, Robert Powell as Shaun

"Utterly absorbing..." (The Times)
"...Explored the world of the drop-outs better than I have ever seen it done before" (Daily Express)


Writer/Director: Desmond McCarthy
Writer: Johnny Byrne
Music: Brian Auger and The Trinity
"To Feel Free" by: Julie Driscoll
Designer: Robert Berk
Sound: Michael Turner
Film Cameraman: Brian Tufano
Film Editor: Daniel Rae
Meredith Bates: Julie Driscoll
Jake: Paul Nicholas
Shaun: Robert Powell
City Gentleman: Maurice Quick
Anne: Jenny Fabian
Mrs Bates: Fanny Carby
Mr Bates: Glynn Edwards
Woman Police Constable: Karrie Lambert
Woman Police Inspector: Amanda Walker
Jenny Bates: Christine Hargreaves
Magistrate: Frank Littlewood
Lorry driver: Tony Caunter

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Play for Today: Seven Selected Plays: 7: Season of The Witch

BBC One London, 22 April 1971 21.20

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