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Armchair Theatre: Wolf Pack (ITV 13 April 1958, Ian Bannen, Maurice Colbourne)

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Wartime drama Wolf Pack was made for ABC’s popular Armchair Theatre strand of single plays and took place during World War II where a German U-boat sailing under a non German flag is captured by a group of British soldiers.

Ian Bannen had one of the leading roles and there was also a part for Richard Carpenter who would later turn writer and pen the classic Catweazle amongst many other gems.

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UK | ITV Network – ABC

RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 1 | AIRDATE: Sunday 13 April 1958 @ 9.35pm

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WRITER: Jon Manchip White | DIRECTOR: Wilfred Eades

cast
IAN BANNEN as Cmdr John Tarrlton
DAVID DAVIES as Cmdr Kirklees
ANTHONY WAGER as Sub Lt Chatterton
WILLIAM FOX as Eng Rear-Admiral Saintsbury
ALEXANDER HARRIS as Boydell
BRYAN KENDRICK as Smithson
CLIVE BAXTER as McKerrow
DAVID RYDER as Parham
DENYS GRAHAM as Egan
EWAN MACDUFF as Donnithorne
FREDERICK PELSLEY as Boffin
GEOFFREY CHATER as Captain Mercombe, RN
JOB STEWART as Lt Anstey
KEN WARREN as CPO Drage
MAURICE COLBOURNE as Rear-Admiral Shapcott
MICHAEL DANVERS-WALKER as Lt Hoskins, RNVR
PETER LAMSLEY as RAF Radar Operator
PHILIP BOND as Hubbard
RICHARD CARPENTER as Fuller
RICHARD GALE as Lt Philip Seaton
MICHAEL DANVERS-WALKER as Lieutenant Hoskins RNVR
PHILIP BOND as Hubbard
FREDERICK PEISLEY as Boffin
PETER LAMSLEY as RAF Radar Operator
LESLIE SMITH as RAF Bomber Pilot
DAVID LYN as Stoke PO Jones
JOHN BASKCOMB as Chief ERA
MICHAEL RITTERMAN as German Commander
PATRICK CONNOR as German Lieutentant


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