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When a member of parliament commits suicide, his son seeks the author of the book that triggered the tragedy.

Closing credits: The events and characters depicted in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely co-incidental.

First Film of Vernon Dobtcheff.

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    • Author: Browelali
    One of a series of short cinema releases revolving around the UK legal system and which played as supporting features during the 1960s. Still fondly remembered today, this one was possibly inspired by the libel suit brought by the author Peter Wright against the sons of former British Prime Minister William Gladstone, although the twist at the end is purely cinematic. If you're of a certain age, the claimant, Jane Penshurst, may seem strangely familiar. Don't blow your mind trying to figure it out. The voice belongs to Tin-Tin from Thunderbirds.
  • Episode cast overview, first billed only:
    Edgar Lustgarten Edgar Lustgarten - Himself - Introduces
    Christine Finn Christine Finn - Jane Penshurst
    Richard Butler Richard Butler - William Milsom
    Alex MacIntosh Alex MacIntosh - Crispin (as Alex Macintosh)
    Robert James Robert James - Mr. Durrant
    Vernon Dobtcheff Vernon Dobtcheff - Mr. Strang
    Jill Dixon Jill Dixon - Anne Milsom
    Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin - Rose Jenkins
    William Sherwood William Sherwood - Ronald Milsom
    John Miller John Miller - Geoffrey Tillotson
    David Garth David Garth - Mr. Kirk
    Peter Stephens Peter Stephens - Sir Giles Redman
    Oliver MacGreevy Oliver MacGreevy - Boxer
    David Charlesworth David Charlesworth - Actor
    Carleton Hobbs Carleton Hobbs - Judge
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