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We, The Accused (BBC-2 1980, Ian Holm, Angela Down)



Crime drama serial We, The Accused was set in between the wars England when schoolmaster Paul Pressett begins an affair with fellow teacher Myra Bawne, events get out of hand when the two conspire to murder Paul’s wife and are then forced to go on the run.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 5×75 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 September – 8 October 1980

Writer: Julia Jones / Novel: Ernest Raymond / Script Editor: Betty Willingale / Music: Daryl Runswick / Producer: Jonathan Powell / Director: Richard Stroud

Ian Holm as Paul Pressett
Angela Down as Myra Bawne
Christopher Benjamin as Inglewood
Brenda Cowling as Mrs. Briscoll
Iain Cuthbertson as Inspector Boltro
Shirley Dixon as Mrs. Boltro
Derek Farr as Eddy
Debbie Farrington as Annie
Frank Gatliff as Dr. Wategall
Charles Gray as Drewer
Betty Hardy as Jane Presset
Stephen Jenn as Sandys
Julia McCarthy as Bessie
Elizabeth Spriggs as Eleanor Presset
Hugh Thomas as Doyle
James Walker as Clergyman
Alan Webb as Aubrey Presset