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In Denial of Murder


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1/2. A drama that time-shifts between the 1970s and the present to tell the story of Stephen Downing, who was wrongly jailed in 1973 for the murder of Wendy Sewell. More than 20 years on local newspaper editor Don Hale takes up the case.


Writer: Neil McKay
Producer: Mary McMurray
Director: David Richards
Don Hale: Stephen Tompkinson
Wendy Sewell: Caroline Catz
Stephen Downing: Jason Watkins
John Marshall: Steve Jackson
David Sewell: Wayne Foskett
Ray Downing: David Troughton
Nita Downing: June Watson
Christine Downing: Lisa Millett
Kath Hale: Judy Flynn
Norman Taylor: Dave Hill
Jackie Dunn: Jennifer Hennessey
Ron Duggins: Neil Boorman
Adrian Duggins: Malcolm Raeburn
Charles Hale: Ewan Hooper
Doreen Hale: Jeanne Hepple
Christine Smith: Ruth Mitchell
Eric Clough: Brian Southwood
Madge Sewell: Irene Skillington
Lesley Shooter: Andrea Mason
Ernie Charlesworth: Bobby Knutt
Mrs Hallam: Hazel Douglas
Heidi Warrington: Stephanie Fend

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