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Screen Two: The Absence of War


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Political drama written by David Hare and starring John Thaw

Labour leader George Jones battles with his party on the campaign trail of a general election.
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Writer: David Hare
Producer: Simon Curtis
Director: Richard Eyre
George Jones: John Thaw
Malcolm Pryce: Richard Pasco
Charles Kendrick: Nicholas Day
Bryden: Michael Bryant
Mary: Saskia Wickham
Gwenda: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Lindsay: Clare Higgins
Andrew: Paul Moriarty
Colin: George Harris
Oliver: Oliver Ford Davies
Bruce: Alastair Galbraith
Trevor: Tyrone Huggins
Carole: Judith Coke
Linus: Martin Jarvis
Waitress: Judy Damas

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