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The Slide: 2: Down Came A Blackbird


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A science fiction serial by Victor Pemberton in seven parts
With Maurice Denham and Roger Delgado

A strange kind of mud has started to ooze from the fissure in Holly Mill Lane following an earthquake in the Kent countryside...


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Special Effects: The BBC Radiophontc Workshop
Producer: John Tydeman
Hugh Deverill, M.P.: Maurice Denham
Anna Deverill: Marion Mathie
Professor Lippert: Allan McClelland
Josef Gomez: Roger Delgado
Insp. Baxter: Geoffrey Matthews
Professor Landers: Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Ken Richards: David Spenser
'Tub' Wilson: Stephen Jack
Mrs Luke: Noel Hood
Nursing Sister: Eva Haddon
Janet Marshall: Elizabeth Proud
Sorensen: Fraser Kerr
RAF Corporal: Anthony Hall
Barry: Glyn Dearman

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