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First Night: The Strain


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by Alun Owen.
Starring Ray Barrett, Peter Vaughan, Glyn Owen, T.P. McKenna, Michael Coles and Jack MacGowran
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Writer: Alun Owen
Music composed by: Norman Kay
Script Editor: Vincent Tilsley
Designer: Marilyn Taylor
Producer: John Elliot
Director: William T. Kotcheff
Frank Angelo: Ray Barrett
Girl: Carmen Munroe
Kelly: Jack MacGowran
Dave: Michael Coles
Tom: Neil McCarthy
Ned: John Junkin
Mr Michael: Peter Vaughan
Joe Cavanagh: Glyn Owen
Jack Christie: T.P. McKenna
Reporter: Harvey Ashby
Shay: James Donnelly
Broccoli: Roy Stewart
Publican: John Kelly
Italian waiter: Guido Adorni

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First Night: The Strain

BBC Television, 22 September 1963 21.00

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