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Saturday Playhouse presents: Through a Glass Darkly


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by Helen McCloy.
Television adaptation by John Hopkins
[Starring] Joyce Heron, Andrew Osborn, Diane Clare, Julia Arnall
From the BBC's North of England television studio


Author: Helen McCloy
Adapted by: John Hopkins
Producer: Vivian A. Daniels
Designer: Kenneth Lawson
Dr. Basil Willing: Andrew Osborn
Faustina Crayle: Diane Clare
Gisela von Weber: Julia Arnall
Alice Aitchison: Moira Redmond
Mrs. Lightfoot: Joyce Heron
Arlene Murphy: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs. Fitzgerald: Zoe Hicks
Meg Vining: Sandra Michaels
Beth Chase: Ingrid Sylvester
Dorothea Chase: Mona Bruce
Peter Chase: Victor Lucas
Raymond Vining: Oscar Quitak
Mr. Watkins: Geoffrey Wincott
Inspector Haskell: Leonard Williams
Det.-Sgt. Beaumont: Basil Beale
Hotel clerk: Anthony Roye
Mr. Noble: Victor Tandy

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