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Sunday Premiere: The Good Doctor Bodkin Adams


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by Richard Gordon
Starring Timothy West as Dr John Bodkin Adams

In 1956 the ultra-respectable seaside resort of Eastbourne was shocked and disturbed when a local doctor, John Bodkin Adams, was arrested and charged with murdering one of his elderly patients.
Feature: page 4
(Ceefax subtitles)


Writer: Richard Gordon
Music composed and conducted by: Dudley Simpson
Film Editor: Ken Pearce
Designer: Jane Martin
Photography: Andrew Dunn
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Director: Richard Stroud
Dr John Bodkin Adams: Timothy West
Matron: Gillian Raine
Young nurse: Lynne Miller
Mrs Grantley: Sylvia Coleridge
Mrs Langton-Jones: Jean Anderson
Solicitor: Michael Malnick
Male mourner: Christopher Banks
After dinner speaker: David Conville
Mrs Parker: Phillada Sewell
Mrs Smith: Anne Dyson
Superintendent Hannam: Nigel Davenport
Inspector Pugh: Stanley Dawson
Housekeeper: Roberta Hamond
Brixton warder: David Arlen
Geoffrey Lawrence: Tristram Jelunek
Lawrence's junior: Dominic Guard
Sir Reginald Manningham-Buller: James Villiers
Mr Justice Devlin: James Walker
Clerk of the court: Cyril Conway
Nurse Stronach: Rosalind Knight
Sister Mason-Ellis: Venetia Barrett
Nurse Randall: Fanny Carby
Mrs Morrell: Joan Henley
Dr Douthwaite: Frederick Treves
Mrs Rippon: Nan Munro
Mrs Ford: Julia McCarthy
Voice of coroner: Paul Beech

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Sunday Premiere: The Good Doctor Bodkin Adams

BBC One London, 12 October 1986 21.05

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