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Patrick Barr and Monica Grey in 'THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS


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A serial for broadcasting in six parts by Giles Cooper from the novel by John Wyndham
6—'Strategic Withdrawal' and Produced by Peter Watts
Bill has found Josella at last, and for five years they do their best to run the Sussex farm for her blinded friends Dennis and Mary. But much of the countryside is degenerating into marsh-land. Susan, the nine-year-old sighted girl Bill found on his way across England has grown into a very useful help on the farm-particularly in coping with the triffids, who are becoming a very pressing menace.
London, where Bill used to go to forage for stores, has now become too dangerous. The plague seems to have died out, but the buildings are beginning to fall at the vibration of a passing lorry. There seems to be a sighted group at Brighton, but a ' Keep Out' notice and a warning shot keep them away. They have had no news of Michael Beadley who led the group they originally joined at London University.
One night the triffids break through the fence and surround the house, pressing against the windows


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Novel By: John Wyndham
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Michael Beadley
Bill Masen: Patrick Barr
Josella: Monica Grey
Susan: Gabrielle Blunt
Joyce: Margot MacAlaster
Dennis: Richard Martin
Ivan: Shaun O'Riordan
Torrence: Trevor Martin
Two men: Haydn Jones
Two men: Hugh Manning
Mary: Sheila Manahan
David: Nancy Nevinson
Elspeth: Molly Rankin

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Patrick Barr and Monica Grey in 'THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

Light Programme, 6 November 1957 20.00

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