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The First Lady: You Too Can Change the World


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by Robert Storey
Starring Thora Hird, Robert Keegan, James Grout and Henry Knowles

Sarah feels she needs an ally. When Marcus Bierlow offers his support she enthusiastically accepts it. He is a clever, distinguished-looking man with plenty of enthusiasm and energy. But Marcus has been turned down as a candidate by the two major political parties in Furness. Why? Could it be because he has a deadly enemy, plotting to undo every constructive effort he makes? Or could there be another reason? Trying to find the answers to these questions draws Sarah into one of the most difficult and explosive situations of her career.


Writer: Robert Storey
Series devised by/From an initial idea by: Alan Plater
From an initial idea by: Philip Levene
Script Editor: Gerry Davis
Designer: Don Giles
Producer: Terence Dudley
Director: David Proudfoot
George Kingstone: James Grout
Sarah Danby: Thora Hird
Pauline Selby: Coral Atkins
Mrs. Selby: Jeanne Mockford
Marcus Bierlow: John Law
Tom Danby: Henry Knowles
Thelma Bierlow: Marigold Sharman
Deputy Town Clerk: Reginald Barrett
Will Tarrant: Robert Keegan
Miss Brookfield: Mary Hignett
Alderman Yates: Tom MacAulay

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The First Lady: You Too Can Change the World

BBC One London, 1 August 1968 20.00

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