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A Town Like Alice


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by NEVIL SHUTE starring
2: Having learnt that Joe Harman survived his terrible ordeal in Malaya, Jean sets off for Alice Springs to find him. Meanwhile, Joe has arrived in London to discover that Jean is 'travelling in the East'...
Directed by DAVID STEVENS (Part 3 on Monday at 9.25pm)
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Nevil Shute
Unknown: Joe Harman
Written By: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Produced By: Henry Crawford
Directed By: David Stevens
Jean Paget: Helen Morse
Joe Harman: Bryan Brown
Noel Strachan: Gordon Jackson
Mrs O'Connor: Maggie Dence
Rose Sawyer: Lorna Lesley
Al Burns: Maurie Fields
Annie: Arkie Whiteley
Pete Fletcher: Tim McKenzie
Tim Whelan: Steve Bisley
Mrs Driver: Lois Ramsay
Mrs Duveen: Isobel Kirk
Bourneville: Tommy Lewis
Art Foster: Sydney Heylan
TAA pilot: Peter Kowitz
Beechcraft pilot: Ross Thompson
Dragon pilot: Robert Noble
Police sergeant: Ed Turley
Flying doctor: Peter Paulsen
Aggie Topp: Anne Haddy

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