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The Edge of Fear


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A series of plays for radio combining the elements of mystery, excitement and suspense and always at the last moment - the unexpected.
Alan Wheatley and Ronald Wilson in "Bask in the Shadow" by Gene Crowley
Six passengers from a sunken liner, adrift in an open boat. One of them clutches a bulging briefcase. He won't let go of it, nor open it, nor say what is in it. The days pass. No more food-no more water. And in the briefcase...


Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Ronald Wilson
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Vernon Harris
' Scotty ' Scott: Jeffrey Segal
Mike Magill: Ronald Wilson
Carole Dexter: Peggy Cameron
Lawrence Baines: Alan Wheatley
Samuel Mendoza: John Gabriel
Steve Howard: David Graham

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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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Feedback about The Edge of Fear, Light Programme, 19.31, 3 July 1964
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