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' Unlucky 13'
Written by Gerald Ash
Produced by Alan Burgess
Upon a winter's afternoon in 1917 the commander of Submarine E.50 watched one of Britain's largest and most modern submarines K.13 undergoing her trials in the Gareloch and preparing to dive. With a feeling of apprehension he saw a stream of air bubbles rise to the surface as the submarine submerged. Because he didn't like the look of it' he left a buoy behind to mark the spot, and immediately made a report to base.


Written By: Gerald Ash
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Cmdr Herbert: Rolf Lefebvre
Cmdr Goodheart: Cecil Brock
Professor: Derek Prentice
Guard: Roger Snowdon
Taffy: Roddy Hughes
Bert: Bruce Wightman
Brum: Jon Rollason
Jennie: Eva Stuart
Diver: John Baker
Hawkins: Frank Partington
Jenkins: David Bird
McDougall: John Scott

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