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The Troubleshooters: The Day the Sea Caught Fire

on BBC One London

by John Lucarotti
[Starring] Geoffrey Keen, Ray Barrett, Philip Latham, Isobel Black
Guest stars, Jack Gwillim, Paul Hardwick, Zakes Mokae, John Horton

When the gas bubble exploded in the North Sea recently, every newspaper called The Troubleshooters' office. They knew the series' reputation for forecasting events, was anything similar planned? The answer, inevitably, was: 'We received the script last week.' Once again Mogul got there first!
In tonight's story, however, the explosions in the Mediterranean are much bigger. And it is only the start of Mogul's headaches. While Stead copes with the international repercussions, Thornton is sailing a relief rig through a Caribbean hurricane and Izard faces trouble of a different sort in Sicily. They are all backed by some spectacular real-life film never before seen by the public.


John Lucarotti
Series created by:
John Elliot
John Hurst
Peter Graham Scott
Alan Gibson
Makki Marseilles
Johnny Sawchuk:
John Horton
Paul Armstrong
Brian Stead:
Geoffrey Keen
Willy Izard:
Philip Latham
Claire Clarkson:
Jennifer Clulow
Peter Thornton:
Ray Barrett
Joshua Macey:
Zakes Mokae
Sir Charles Bliss:
Jack Gwillim
Ania Marson
Luigi Porto:
James Caffrey
Cmdr. Reddington:
John Atkinson
Giovanni Coltroni:
Paul Hardwick
Eileen O'Rourke:
Isobel Black
Arthur Pentelow

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