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Blood Rights


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A screen adaptation of Mike Phillips's acclaimed bestseller. Black journalist Sammy Dean is hired by a prominent MP to find his missing daughter.
Feature: page 30
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Writer: Mike Phillips
Producer: Caroline Oulton
Director: Lesley Manning
Sammy Dean: Brian Bovell
Tess Barker: Maggie Steed
Grenville Barker: Struan Rodger
Winston: Dhobi Oparei
Roy: Akim Mogaji
Pete: Robert Glenister
Virginia: Hermione Norris
Evans: Sam Kelly
Erich: Tim Potter
Gillian: Margo Gunn
Chris: Warren Morson
Dick: Christopher Eccleston
Sally: Harriette Ashcroft
Ida: Ella Wilder
Shirley: Ellen Thomas
Lynn: Julia St John
Minister: Peter Howell
Wilson: Jason Rose
Girl: Holly Horner

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