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The Sky Larks: 4: Touch of the Irish


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Written by Trevor Peacock and Gavin Blakeney
The adventures and mis-adventures of a Naval Helicopter Crew

(The BBC acknowledges with gratitude the co-operation of the Captains, Officers, and Crews of H.M.S. Ark Royal, Albion, Cavendish, and the Lee-on-Solent, Culdrose, and Hal-Far, Malta, Royal Naval Air Stations.)


Writer: Trevor Peacock
Writer: Gavin Blakeney
Based on an idea by/Producer: John Warrington
Film Cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Lieut Gilmore, R. N.: Anton Rodgers
L/A S. E. I. A. Copper: Roland Curram
Radio Communications Operator (Air) N. Reynolds: John Southworth
Capt. Crocker-Dobson, D.S.O., R.N.: William Mervyn
Cmdr. Morris, D.S.C., R.N.: Frank Shelley
Lieut. Holt, R.N.: Philip Carr
Police Sgt. Ryan: Desmond Llewelyn
Maggie O'Reilly: Concepta Fennell
P.C. 84: Cecil Brock
Flynn: Christopher Steele
O'Hagan: Harry Towb
McGrew: Charles Maunsell
Elderly Irishman: Tony Simpson
A sailor: John Wilding
Mr. Murphy: Harry Hutchinson

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