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Solo for Canary: Episode 1


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A serial for television in six parts by Ken Hughes.
[Starring] Andrew Osborn, Lana Morris and Barbara Shelley
The action takes place in and around London.
Time: The present

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Writer: Ken Hughes
Film cameraman: Ken Westbury
Film Editor: Harry Hastings
Designer: Guy Sheppard
Producer: George R. Foa
Joseph Viga: George Pravda
The Judge: Allan Jeayes
Ryan: Bryan Kendrick
Superintendent Maddern, C. I. D.: Andrew Osborn
Chief Superintendent Drew C. I. D.: David Davies
Clerk of the Court: Arthur Hoskino
Ruth Maddern: Lana Morris
Johnny: Jimmy Ray
Jill: Ann Rogers
Marie Vazzani: Barbara Shelley
Rose: Ilona Ference
Charlie: Clive Marshall
Flower: Edward Kelsey
Conner: William Fox
Blondie: Diana Hora
Police Sergeant: Ralph Nossek
Detective-Superintendent Wilson: John Stone
Divisional Surgeon: Ian Ainsley
Other parts played by: Donald McCollum
Other parts played by: Peter Assinder
Other parts played by: Paul Garner
Other parts played by: Joyce Carpenter

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Solo for Canary: Episode 1

BBC Television, 10 November 1958 20.30

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