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Saturday-Night Theatre


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Rachel Gurney and Richard Hurndall in 'THE HERD'
A new play for radio by Stephen Grenfell
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts: members of the cast
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Technicians at Energy & Isotopes Ltd.:Harry Briggs: John Graham
Technicians at Energy & Isotopes Ltd.:Jack Harrison: Richard Hurndall
Technicians at Energy & Isotopes Ltd.:Pete: Keith Buckley
Rogers Security Officer: David Bird
Lily Harrison, Jack's wife: Rachel Gurney
Zena, their daughter: Penelope Lee
Robert Lawton, a scientist: George Hagan
Sir John Charteris, the Chief Constable: Norman Claridge
Lowe, an Atomic Energy Authority official: Keith Williams
Douglas, a journalist: Tom Watson
Local housewives:Barbara: Kathleen Helme
Local housewives:Jane: Cecile Chevreau
Bert, a publican: Charles Simon
Sam, a farmer: Kenneth Dight
Mary Briggs, Harry's wife: Molly Rankin
Arthur, their son: David Spenser
The doctor: Kenneth Dight
Williams, editor of a local newspaper: Julian Somers
The vicar: Hugh Manning
The writ server: Haydn Jones
Mr Marshall: Douglas Storm
Mrs Howard, Principal of the Art School: Ella Milne
Miss Craven, a schoolmistress: Eva Stuart
Inspector Cartwright: Lee Fox
Godsmark, an old farmer: Julian Somers

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