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Screen Two: The Silent Twins


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The true story of June and Jennifer Gibbons , identical black twins, who have refused to speak to adults throughout their lives. How did these attractive, vulnerable girls, with their power to puzzle and infuriate the world, come to be committed to Broadmoor at the age of 19? Drawing on the millions of words in their highly perceptive diaries the twins' story is told through their own eyes. Their writings show that behind the outer wall of silence, the twins are locked into a life and death struggle for individual identity.
Additional music NICHOLAS CARR Designer TONY SNOADEN Film editor BILL WRIGHT
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Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Jennifer Gibbons
Music: Nicholas Carr
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Producer: Martin Thompson
Director: Jon Amiel
June Gibbons: Shirley Parker
Jennifer Gibbons: Sharon Parker
Young June: Juuette Toney
Young Jennifer: Jillian Toney
Gloria Gibbons: Ena Cabayo
Aubrey Gibbons: Ruddy L. Davis
Greta: Beverley Martin
Rosie: Natasha Dixon
Wayne: Marcus D'Amico
Carl: David Blackburn
Tim Thomas: Ifan Huw Dafydd
Cathy: Madeline Adams
Helen: Sandra Voe
Dr Evan Davies: J O Roberts
Dr Hamilton: Tony Robinson
Psychiatrist: Richard Pescud
Anthony Evans: Peter Penry-Jones
John DieM: Anthony Morse
Judge: John Savident
Clerk of the Court: Clyde Pollitt
Michael Jones: Alun Brinley
Officer Kyle: Di Botcher
Officer Whiteley: Annest William
Dr Rees: Gareth Gwyn-Jones
Teacher: Anwen Williams
Guider: Margarite Richards
Lt Kennedy: Ted Maynard

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