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The River Line


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A play by Charles Morgan.
[Starring] Rosalie Crutchley, James Donald and Robert Harris
The action takes place at the Wyburtons' home in Gloucestershire in 1947, and in the Chassaignes' house at Blaise in' South-West France in 1943.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on May 8)
(Sarah Lawton appears by permission of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Ltd.)


Author: Charles Morgan
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Designer: Barry Learoyd
Philip Sturgess: James Donald
Cmdr. Julian Wyburton R.N. (Retd): Robert Harris
Mrs. Wyburton (Marie Chassaigne): Rosalie Crutchley
Valerie Barton: Sarah Lawson
Mrs. Muriven: Una Venning
Major John Lang (called Heron): John Westbrook
Dick Frewer: John Charlesworth
Pierre Chassaigne: Jacques Brunius

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