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Saturday-Night Theatre


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Death of an Escapologist by DAVID WILLIAMS with Michael Forrest and Liane Aukin
Kurt Schiller 's trade was a dangerous one - dropping to the ocean bed in a canvas sack fettered by chains and freeing himself in time to surface triumphantly a few minutes later. But one day he drops - and never surfaces. Accident - or something more sinister? It's a problem for Ross. hard-drinking private eye from a world rather less glossy than that of his screen equivalents.
Produced by BETTY DAVIES (Repeated: Monday, 3.0 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: David Williams
Unknown: Michael Forrest
Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Kurt Schiller
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Produced By: Betty Davies
Sharon Radcliffe: Liane Aukin
Jane Radcliffe: Eva Haddon
ROSS: Michael Forrest
Stanley Weston: Patrick Toll
Max Hellfer: Michael McClain
Det-Sgt Purnell: Michael Kilgarriff
Frank Radcliffe: Alan Dudley

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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