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When the Boat Comes In


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in Swords and Pickhandles by JAMES MITCHELL with ' There's two Jacks ... there's the big laughing lad who would give you the shirt off his back - and there's clever Jack, crafty Jack, who would hammer you flat if you got in his way.' Cast in order of appearance:


Unknown: James Mitchell
Unknown: James Mitchell
Editor: William Humble
Designer: Barry Newbery
Producer: Leonard Lewis
Director: Gilchrist Calder
Jack: James Bolam
Jessie: Susan Jameson
Bill: James Garbutt
Bella: Jean Heywood
Bella: Jean Heywood
Jessie: Susan Jameson
Mary: Michelle Newell
Bill: James Garbutt
Jack: James Bolam
Dolly: Madelaine Newton
Tom: John Nightingale
Sir Horatio Manners: Basil Henson
Police Inspector: Eddie Silver
First picket leader: Gary Roberts
George: Kevin Gray
Andy: Stephen White
Walter: Carl Wilson
Leslie: Alex Turner
Second picket leader: Richard Henry
Picket: John Dickinson

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