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Ghost in the Water


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by Edward Chitham
dramatised by Geoffrey Case
Tess Willetts. Born 10 June 1968, Netherton, West Midlands. Abigail Parkes. Died 10 December 1860. Suicide by drowning. Gosty Hill Canal. What strange forces are drawing the two girls together?


Author: Edward Chitham
Dramatised by: Geoffrey Case
Photography: John Else
Executive Producer: Paul Stone
Director: Renny Rye
Tess: Judith Allchurch
David: Ian Stevens
Mrs Willetts: Jane Freeman
Mr Willetts: Dave Mitty
Jean Willetts/Abigail Parkes: Joanne James
Nan: Hilary Mason
Steve: Paul Marks
Tracy: Lynda Higginson
Mr Reed: Paul Copley
Mr Milner: Peter Brooks
Henry Parkes: Neville Barber
Mrs Parkes: Ysanne Churchman
David Caddick: Angus Kennedy
Susanna Caddick: Samantha Gamble
Coroner: Ralph Lawton
Wayne: Simon Orme
Miss Jones: Val Hastings
Count Dracula: Daniel D'Arcy
Boy in class: Mark Danesi
Farm labourer: Johnny Thomas

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