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by Margot Bryant
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Cedric Messina
A young Irish girl leaves her home to go to South Africa to visit her uncle. When she arrives, there is no one to meet her. Before long she finds herself involved with a shady character who tries to steal some mining rights which her uncle, who has just died, has left her.


Unknown: Margot Bryant
Produced By: Cedric Messina
Bridget O'Reilly: Sheila Manahan
Robert Johnstone: Hugh Dickson
Sister Adele: Eva Stuart
Mrs Verity: June Tobin
Count Orwald: Rolf Lefebvre
Mr Eckstein: Douglas Storm
Mr Phillips: John Humphry
Inspector: Gabriel Woolf
Sergeant: Michael Turner

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BBC Home Service Basic, 14 May 1960 14.10

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