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The Caledonian Cascade (ITV 1977 with Barbara Murray and Iain Cuthbertson)



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The bored wife of a prominent Scottish judge enters a hair-styling competition with a style designed by her hairdresser and called the “Caledonian Cascade” of the title.

Barbara Murray, who began her career as one of the Rank starlets, was given a rare chance for a lead role in this play, she revealed at the time that she was most impressed by being allowed to choose and spend a small fortune (1500 pounds) on her characters wardrobe.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 13 November 1977 @ 10.00pm

Writer: Alma Cullen / Production Design: Margaret Coombes, Michael Grimes / Producer and Director: June Howson

Barbara Murray as Heather Neilson
Iain Cuthbertson as Gilbert Neilson
David Robb as Jordan
Annie Ross as Kitty
Richard Wilson as Doctor Graham
Joy Stewart as Esther
Sally Kinghorn as Delia
Andrew Byatt as Terry
Nona Williams as Mrs Graham
Rikki Fulton as Mickey Mulryne