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Saturday Playhouse


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Death of a Mean
Cornet by Michael McStay. Sergeant Astor can't accept the explanation given for the sudden death of an old friend and is determined to find out what really happened.
Music by Alan Elsden ,
Randy Colville , Stan Greig and Peter Ind Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Michael McStay.
Music By: Alan Elsden
Music By: Randy Colville
Music By: Stan Greig
Music By: Peter Ind
Director: Jane Morgan.
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Buddy Brown: James Grant
Pauline Brown: Kate Binchy
Amy Brown: Maria Miles
PC Young: Peter Gunn
Inspector Harrison: John Forgeham
Superintendent Bennett: Terence Edmond
Dr Benskin: John Webb
Dr Hodges: Matthew Sim
Cass Green: Paul Barber
Jack Reid: Tony Armatrading
Henry Flood: Michael McStay
Jason Ffloyd: Sidney Cole
Doctor: David Learner
Cabbie: Jonathan Tafler
C/D: Mark Straker,
C/D: Nicholas Murchie

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