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First in a six-part drama series starring Ian McShane

When John Madson is released from prison, after serving eight years for a murder he did not commit, he is determined to discover the truth behind his arrest and false imprisonment. See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)
Ian McShane, a life in the pictures: page 18


Writer/Producer: Colin Shindler
Director: Rob Walker
John Madson: Ian McShane
Magda Ostrowska: Joanna Kanska
DI Rourke: Matthew Marsh
Sarah Madson: Jayne Ashbourne
Gordon Berry: Thomas Craig
Elaine Dews: Shirley Anne Field
Sir Ranald Hearnley: Charles Gray
Cheryl Berry: Kate Beckett
Donald: David Arlen
DI Aston: Colum Convey
Supt Buridge: Frank Jarvis
Appeal judge: Gerald Sim
Mandy: Siobhan Burke
Dr Chakiri: Suchitra Malik
Frank Banford: Peter Attard
Policeman: Bill Moody
Leila Halkin: Donna Wilson
Jeff Berry: Max Brazier
Dan Berry: Julius Grower

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