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King of the River: Sling Your Hook


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by Alistair Bell.
Starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman


Writer: Alistair Bell
Designer: Austen Spriggs
Series devised and produced by: Colin Morris
Director: Eric Hills
Captain Dan Farley: Erik Chitty
Councillor Riches: Donald Morley
Sarah Shelley: Diana King
Joss King: Bernard Lee
Saul King: Gregory Phillips
Ruth King: Meg Wynn Owen
Joe Giles: Malcolm Patten
Susanna King: Geraldine Sherman
Ben King: Robert Brown
Nel: Sandra Dorne
Ralph Quenell: Walter Horsbrugh
Julian Pratt: Paul Bacon
Councillor Bigelow: Julian Somers
Councillor Todman: Malcolm Watson
Charlie: Wally Patch
MacArthur: Donald McKillop
Sam Giles: Tom Bowman
Reporter: Simon Taylor
Barton: Van Boolen
Harriet: Katherine Parr
Chauffeur: Anthony Sheppard

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