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Play for Today: A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts


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by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey

Three a.m. A crash of breaking glass ... the slow creak of a door opening ... is it a burglar? Raymond Collis finds out the hard way.


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Film cameraman: Tony Pierce Roberts
Studio sound: John Hartshorn
Studio lighting: Dave Sydenham
Designer: Ray Cusick
Director: James Cellan Jones
Raymond Collis: Ray Brooks
Stan: Tony Selby
Sylvia Collis: Judy Cornwell
Mrs Hackett: Brenda Bruce
Tiny Hackett: Rusty Goffe
Norman Tuck: Nat Jackley
First policeman: Karl Howman
Second policeman: Hugh Walters
Ambulanceman: Tim Meats
CID man: Alec Linstead
Terry: Doug Fisher
Old Spud: George Tovey
Graham: George Innes
Mike: Anthony Langdon
Miss Benson: Deborah Fairfax
Reporter: Eamonn Boyce
Mr Nesbitt: Patrick Newell
Mr Samson: John Kidd
Court attendant: Esmond Webb

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Play for Today: A Touch of the Tiny Hacketts

BBC One London, 31 October 1978 21.25

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