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Canadian Television Theatre presents: Seeds of Power


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A new play by Arthur Hailey.
(A telerecording presented by arrangement with the CBC)

Tonight's play is by Arthur Hailey, who wrote those two spellbinders Flight into Danger and Course for Collision. It is set in India in the present day, and provides something of a postscript to the recent series of Sunday-night plays The English Family Robinson. It shows a group of Canadian scientists working side by side with their Indian colleagues in building a new atomic energy plant which will, when in operation, provide the power for the pumps which bring water to a large area threatened by drought. But the scientists are having trouble in meeting their production date. Odd things happen, and the atomic reactor's trial run is continually being postponed. As the play opens, another attempt is being made to carry out the trial run. If this should fail, there can be only one explanation....


Writer: Arthur Hailey
Designer: Rudi Dorn
Producer: Paul Almonds
Supervising Producer: Sydney Newman
Nell MacFayden: Murray Westgate
Chuck Shearing: Bernard Slade
Dr. Howard Gibson: John Drainie
Suraj Surabhai: Lloyd Bochner
Arjun Ghanshyam: Robert Walker
Laura Gibson: Katherine Blake
Kundaswami: Gilly Fenwick
Julian Shaw: Patrick McNee
Lieut Kirpal Singh: Leonard White
Evelyn MacFayden: Sandra Scott
Maxine Shearing: Jill Foster
Kamala/Other parts played by: Parvathi Basrur
Ira/Other parts played by: Reba Bash
Mohammed/Other parts played by: Ian Hewitson
Other parts played by: Louis Negan
Other parts played by: John Grima
Other parts played by: Brendan Dillon
Other parts played by: Stephen Lord

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Canadian Television Theatre presents: Seeds of Power

BBC Television, 3 December 1957 20.02

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