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Director's Debut


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An occasional run showcasing the work of well-known first-time directors. Today, Stephen Tompkinson takes the camera. The Lightning Kid. Dad Terry is neglecting his familial duties as he trains for a quick-draw contest. A documentary on Tompkinson, next
Writer Shaun Prendergast The Inside Story: page


Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Unknown: Dad Terry
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Terry: Chris Walker
Debbie: Julia Ford
Danny: Henry Cox
Jimbo: Shaun Prendergast
Brenda: Mary Healey
Don: Jeff Rawle
Frank: David MacCreedy
Miss Welland: Colleen Prendergast
The MC: Vince Eart
Shazza: Donna Berlin
Katrina: Patricia Kerrigan
Trevellyan: Darren Clarke

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