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Play for Today: A Gift from Nessus


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by WILLIAM MCILVANNEY dramatised for television by BILL CRAIG , with ' You've been a good man with us, Eddie. Made a lot of contacts. But two things you'd better realise. One: a salesman who doesn't sell is a liability. Two: don't charge your private life to our account.'
Directed by JAMES ORMEROD. BBC Scotland


Unknown: William McIlvanney
Television By: Bill Craig
Designer: Jim Longmuir
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Directed By: James Ormerod.
Eddie Cameron: Ken Hutchison
Sid Morton: Robert Urquhart
Allison Cameron: Alison Key
Margaret Sutton: Elizabeth Bell
Mechanic: Ron Bain
Annette CAROL: Ann Crawford
John Sutton: Jim Byars
Minister e: J P MacE
Mrs McKendrick: Joan Fitzpatrick
Mrs Gilchrist: Phyllida Hewat
Alice: Iona Young
Helen: Islay Young
Elspeth Morton: Dorothy Paul
Jim Forbes: Bill Denniston
Eileen Forbes: Rose McBain
Waitress: Katy Gardiner
Foreman: Jeff Norton
Mrs Sutton: Marjorie Dalziel
Mr Sutton: Leonard Maguire
Ted: Michael Elder
Bob: Alec Monteath

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Play for Today: A Gift from Nessus

BBC One London, 28 February 1980 21.25

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