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The Challengers: The Tomorrow Business (ITV Mon 3 Jan 1972, with William Gaunt)

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The Challengers Michael Gambon, Colin Blakely

In the series opener The Tomorrow Business, there is to be a by election in Andersley and John Killane and Sam Brodie, Tory and Labour respectively, are both out to ensure victory for their party. Brodie himself has held the adjoining seat for Labour for the last 13 years.

Matters get ugly when a corruption charge is raised…

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 3 January 1972 at 9.00pm

Series: The Challengers Episode 1 (of 6)

Writer: Edmund Ward / Production Design: Vic Symonds / Director: Marc Miller

cast
Michael Gambon as John Killane
Colin Blakely as Sam Brodie
Richard Hampton as Cliff Lambert
William Gaunt as Peter Chapman
Joanna Van Gyseghem as Annie MacKinnon
Peter Pratt as Alan Lowery
Brian Spink as Stuart Walker
Bill Dean as Ernest Dewhurst
Margaret John as Elizabeth Brodie
Ted Carroll as Heckler
Alex Scott as Joe Garsfield
Edward Harvey as James Curtis