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On Giant's Shoulders


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based on the book by MARJORIE WALLACE and MICHAEL ROBSON dramatised by WILLIAM HUMBLE and ANTHONY SIMMONS with and Based on a true life story - the struggle of a thalidomide boy and the couple who adopt him to achieve some sort of life together - On Giant's
Shoulders is one of the most moving dramas ever produced on television. This extraordinary play won an International Emmy Award.
Dog trained by DOROTHY STEVES
Producer MARK smvAS Directed by ANTHONY SIMMONS


Book By: Marjorie Wallace
Book By: Michael Robson
Dramatised By: William Humble
Dramatised By: Anthony Simmons
Unknown: Dorothy Steves
Unknown: Photography Peter Bartlett
Directed By: Anthony Simmons
Hazel Wiles: Judi Dench
Len Wiles: Bryan Pringle
himself: Terry Wiles
Sister Page: Hilda Braid
Cafe cashier: Barbara Keogh
Customer: Elizabeth Hunt
Washer-up: Sally Watkins
Girl at nurseries: Maria St Clare
Teacher at hospital: Barbara Young
Len Curry: Tim Wylton
Limb technician: Anthony Heaton
Hospital administrator: Tony Church
Bailiff: Wilfred Grove
Mrs Proctor: Anna Wing
Miss Hudson: Jean Rimmer
Solicitor: Frank Barrie
Judge: Charles West
Registrar: Elizabeth Morgan
Local reporter: Derek Seaton
Fire officer: Terence Davies
Employment clerk: Charles Pemberton
Young teacher: Nigel Nevinson
Journalist: Annabel Leventon
Photographer: John Muirhead

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