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Case, The (BBC-1 1972, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John)

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The Case BBC 1972 Olivia Newton John Cliff Richard

Hybrid comedy musical The Case saw Cliff Richard pretty much playing himself and getting involved with a pair of crooks when he accidentally picks up the wrong suitcase at a railway station. The case Cliff grabs contains the proceeds of a bank robbery.

Crossing to Scandinavia he meets Olivia Newton-John on board a ferry and the pair manage to find time to duet (Olivia also sings a couple of songs solo).

In total there were eight songs in this curio that has achieved cult status.

The film takes place on a ferry and in Sweden, Norway and Finland and was a Co-Production between the BBC and SR, NRK and YLE.

Cast: Cliff Richard; Tim Brooke-Taylor; Olivia Newton John; Matti Ranin as Crook; Pekka Laiho as Crook

Writer: Eric Davidson / Music: Norrie Paramor and his orchestra / Producer: Michael Hurll

UK  / BBC One  1×60 minute episode / Saturday 2 September 1972 at 8.15pm