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Drama Now


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The Governor. A true story by Steve May.
1832: Englishman Joshua Hill descends upon the mixed-blood, half-British residents of Pitcairn, a remote Pacific island, and claims to be their governor.
Capt Freemantle. .. COLIN STARKEY Directed by Richard Wortley (R)


Story By: Steve May.
Unknown: Joshua Hill
Unknown: Capt Freemantle.
Unknown: Colin Starkey
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Joshua Hill: Geoffrey Whitehead
English captain: John Moffatt
Nobbs: Brian Miller
Evans: Charles Simpson
Buffetl: Michael Graham Cox
Fletcher Christian: Stephen Garlick
Edward Quintet: Richard Tate
William Young: Ken Cumberlidge
Rachel Evans: Elizabeth Mansfield
Dinah Quintet: Tara Dominick
Capt Sandylands: Joe Dunlop
Charles Christian: Danny Schiller

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