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A Family Man


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A serial in three parts. Written by TED WALKER
1: The Ariel
Bill Robertson is recovering at home from a hip operation. His son, William, visits him and is faced with the task of cheering the old man up. William is intrigued to learn that his father still has stored away the ancient motorcycle which carried him to Sussex from his native Birmingham as a young carpenter in search of work, 50 years before.
Costume designer JOAN WAKEFIELD Film editor LIZ THOYTS
Produced and directed by COLIN ROSE BBC Bristol


Written By: Ted Walker
Composed By: Dave Greenslade
Designer: Stephen Brownsey
Unknown: Jim Saunders
Designer: Joan Wakefield
Editor: Liz Thoyts
Directed By: Colin Rose
William Robertson: With Ian Hogg
Bill Robertson: Tony Steedman
Kate Robertson: Jean Heywood
Young Bill: Lloyd McGuire
Young Kate: Carol Leader
Young William: Edward Barrett
Mrs Hanmore: Charlotte Perrin
Doctor: John Evitts

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