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Real Men


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In the concluding episode of thistwo-part drama, the head of care at Meadowlands children's home has been brought in for questioning. Dl Fenton suspects that one of the boys in the home is being abused and he now has to win the boy's trust to obtain proof of the perpetrator's guilt. Contains strong language and scenes of a graphic and sensitive nature.
For more cast see Wednesday at 9pm BBC ACTION LINE: [number removed]: Calls are free and confidential and lines are open 7.30am to midnight
A fit subject for drama?: p32; Face of the Week, Ben Daniels : p65


Unknown: Dl Fenton
Unknown: Ben Daniels
Christina Leith: Zoe Telford
DS Paula Savage: Christine Tremarco
Liz Fenton: Caroline Catz
DC Norbury: Emil Marwa
Brian Marshal: Steve John Shepherd
Russell Wade: Harry Eden
Deborah Wade: Nicola Cowper
Alex Collins: Stephen Lord
Lester: Reece Noi
Karen: Laura Kilgallon
Sam Fenton: Faye Cook
Charley Meikle: Tom Chamock
DCI Norton: Matthew Marsh
Yvonne: Gemma Clarke
Ryan: Scott Wharton
Gamer: Luke Tittensor
Dave: David Ireland
Simon Fenton: Ben McGawley
Ron Dixon: Selva Rasalingam
Billy: Paul Simpson
Social worker: Alison Burrows
Crime scene officer: Adam Colctough

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