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Playhouse: Rumour (ITV 1970, Michael Coles, Ronald Clarke)

In the thriller Rumour (broadcast under the Playhouse banner) a journalist investigates when an MP is subjected to an attempt to discredit him.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 2 March 1970

Writer,Producer and Director: Mike Hodges / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley

Series: Playhouse

cast
Michael Coles as Sam Hunter
Ronald Clarke as Vic Smith
Peter Stratford as Photographer
Vivienne Chandler as Liza Curtis
Rita Merkelis as Cherry
David Cargill as Arthur Kook
Larry Martyn as First Reporter
Ivor Dean as James
John Stone as Detective Inspector Ross
Richard Pescud as Hotel Receptionist
Colette O’Neil as Annie Wright
James Donnelly as Mike Weston
Mary Baxter as Cleaner
Joyce Blair as Betty Jacobs
Gordon Tanner as Al Jacobs
Stella Tanner as Mrs Webb
Clovissa Newcombe as Sally Brent
Robert Robertson as Jarrett
Jill Chartell as Belly Dancer
Patrick Jordan as Detective Sergeant Brown
Frank Middlemass as Jack Meredith MP
Vikki Richards as Jackie White
Jonathan Lynn as John Simons
David Simeon as Waiter
Paul Dawkins as Hercules Beaumont
Lane Meddick as Johnny Wilder
Martin Carroll as Mr Wilkins
Jimmy Mac as Undertaker
Ian Cooper as Priest
Clifford Mollison as Jameson
John Caesar as Policeman At Docks
Checker Berry as Driver
Ernie Claydon as Driver’s Mate