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Screen Two: The McGuffin


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Screenplay by MICHAEL THOMAS
From the novel by JOHN BOWEN starring
Hatcher is a film critic and he's seen too many movies. So when he looks from his rear window and sees a blonde menacing the old lady opposite, it's all too familiar. He gets rapidly and fatally drawn into a mangled net of blackmail, violence and evil deeds in high places - just like the kind of film he loves reviewing. But this time the danger's all too real, or is it?
Production designer JIM CLAY Photography JOHN WALKER Film editor CLARE DOUGLAS Produced by KENITH TRODD Directed by COLIN BUCKSEY
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Unknown: Michael Thomas
Novel By: John Bowen
Music By: Richard Hartley
Designer: Jim Clay
Unknown: John Walker
Editor: Clare Douglas
Produced By: Kenith Trodd
Directed By: Colin Bucksey
Paul Hatcher,: Charles Dance
Man in Brown: Brian Glover
Silver-haired gent: Francis Matthews
Celestia: Ritza Brown
Anne: Phyllis Logan
Special: Appearances By
Mrs Forbes-Duthie: Ann Todd
Nina and: Anna Massey
Marty de Reske: Jerry Stiller
Actor: Bell Shine
Gavin: Mark Rylance
Archie: Caliban
Mickey Rooney: Stephen Ruff
David Power: Roger Lloyd Pack
Newsreader: Sue Peacock
Detective: Chris Langham
Rod Blue: Michael Attkens
Phil: Kenny Andrews
Franco: Giovanni Samaritan!
Festival hostess: Simona de Laurentis
Fellaci: Massimo Sarchielu
Egyptian: Issam El-Nasrawi
Sopwith: Stephen Lewis
Alfie: Mark Burdis

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