Paradise Run, The (ITV 1976, Kevin McNally, Ian Charleson)

The Paradise Run was a hard hitting drama broadcast as part of the 6 part anthology Play For Britain series. A young British soldier embarks on a tour of duty in Northern Ireland.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 6 April 1976

Writer: Howard Brenton / Producer: Barry Hansen / Director: Michael Apted

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cast
Kevin McNally as Johnny
Ian Charleson as Henry
Sarah Porter as Carol
Maurice O’Connell as Cag
Daphne Heard as Mrs Brown
Ken Sicklen as Ted Brown
Dickie Arnold as Scabby
Terence Davies as Sergeant
Carole Hayman as Party Guest
Bill Hootkins as Party Guest
John Dicks as Party Guest
Jennifer Lipman as Party Guest
Robert Putt as Terrorist
Stephen Whittaker as Terrorist
Denis Lawson as Terrorist
Mark Crowley as Terrorist
Boyd C. Mackenzie as Soldier
Pete Postlethwaite as Soldier
Chris Cregan as Soldier
Kim Doyle as Small Girl
Jonina Scott as Swedish Woman
Niall Padden as Man in Buffet

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