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Crown Court Wise Child (ITV 4-6 Apr 1973 with Derek Griffiths and Nigel Havers)

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UK / ITV – Granada / 1×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 4-6 April 1973

Writer: Bruce Stewart / Production Design: Knowles Bentley / Producer: Michael Dunlop / Director: Bill Podmore

Series: Crown Court / Season 1 Story 26

Raoul Lapointe is in the dock accused of obtaining money by deception, he claims he is the illegitimate son of a recently deceased but very wealthy industrialist.

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Another strong three parter, one of the chief joys of watching this show today is the high number of well known faces appearing in it, this features a very young Nigel Havers (all long hair and big glasses) and the brilliant Derek Griffiths as the accused.

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WILLIAM MERVYN as The Hon Mr Justice Campbell
DOROTHY VERNON as Helen Tate
TERRENCE HARDIMAN as Stephen Harvesty
CARLETON HOBBS as Wilfred Bowers
DEREK GRIFFITHS as Raoul Lapointe
HELEN CHERRY as Lady Dorothy Crittenden
NIGEL HAVERS as Bernard Crittenden
JENNY TWIGGE as Kate Crittenden
EARL CAMERON as Antoine Mbula
NORMAN SHELLEY as Auguste Van Helm
JENNY AUSTEN as Nurse
DEREK HOCKRIDGE as Clerk of Court
JOSEPH BERRY as Usher
KENNETH LAW as Jury Foreman
VOICE OF PETER WHEELER as Court Reporter


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