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Big Brother: There’s Always A First Time (S1EP4 ITV Sat 19 Sep 1970, with Ronald Lacey)

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In There’s Always A First Time recidivist Arthur Wicks has found himself in jail once again, only this time the food seems a whole lot nicer and the jailers seem a whole lot friendly.

Something strange is going on though as a flashback to seven years before make plain – back then Arthur is just about to executed for committing murder.

Back in the present Arthur begins to doubt his surroundings are a real prison…

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 19 September 1970

Series: Big Brother Episode 4 (of 6)

Writer: Robert Holles / Story Consultant: Wilfred Greatorex / Production Design: Colin Pigott / Director: Peter Moffatt

cast
Ronald Lacey as Arthur Wicks
Patrick Durkin as Turk
Terence Sewards as Simkin
Derek Newark as Miller
Godfrey James as Woods
Glynn Edwards as Det Ch Supt Gudge
Edward Burnham as Colonel Bean
George Pensotti as Gerald Pakse
Christine Pilgrim as Secretary
Russell Napier as Prison Governor
John Carlin as Dr Stockoe
Athol Coats as Culpepper
Stephen John as Eades
Michael Joshua as Prison Chaplain