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Screen Two: On the Palm


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A film by Dave Sheasby

Starring Peter Martin as Fledge

Fledge needs a job. He'll take anything. And when Dawlish gives him strange errands to run, for cash in hand, strictly 'on the palm', it's a welcome change from the dole. Until he finds himself digging dirt on an old friend....

(Films: page 15)
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Designer: Derek Dodd
Photography: Nat Crosby
Editor: Clare Douglas
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Michael Whyte
Fledge: Peter Martin
Dawlish: Philip Jackson
Slatterthwaite: Bert Parnaby
Mowbray: James Hazeldine
Celia: Cathy Tyson
Evil Mick: Tony Pitts
Joe: Tony Melody
Barmaid: Joanna Loyn
Kwik-Loan: Tony Heath
Mrs Slatterthwaite: Liz Smith
Old Slatterthwaite: George Malpas
Mrs Hilton: Sandra Gough
Assistant: Elisabeth McGrath
Punks: Jane Horrocks
Punks: Paul Beringer
Ronnie: Bert Gaunt
His companion: Patricia Grainger
Kramer: John Patrick
Chauffeur: Steve Collins
Duggie: David Nicholls
Dancer: Anne Marie Wedel
Nurse: Suzanne Ellison

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