The Outsider

Episode Guide
Episode 1

A Death In The Family

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Roger Cheveley [30.9.83]

Frank Scully, a successful and talented journalist, is visiting old friends - just passing through, he thinks. But his arrival sparks off an explosion of jealousy and vengeance which as the 'outsider' makes him vulnerable.

Dr Collett - Geoffrey Banks
Ted Bishop - David Ross
Jack Stoddart - Peter Ellis
Methodist Minister - John Keyworth
David Liddle - Joe Cook
Episode 2

The Legacy

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Frank W Smith [7.10.83]

Gossip and suspicion is rife since the news that John Wesley Banner left Fiona Neave 30,000 in his will. Fiona tells Lord Wrathdale 'If the worst comes to the worst, it's better the locals should think I was John Wesley Banner's mistress than find out I'm yours, isn't it?'

Oliver Prescott - Stanley Page
Mrs Rawlins - Freda Jeffries
Man in Pub - Peter Martin
Jack Dyson - David Fleeshman
Episode 3

A Question of Judgement

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Roger Cheveley [14.10.83]

'An editor can't be held responsible for dirty minds', Frank Scully tells Fiona Neave when The Messenger's new weekly column, written by the mysterious 'Chronicler', creates great interest throughout Wrathdale and has serious repercussions for a farmer.

Jack Jefford - Morgan Sheppard
Irene Jefford - Rosalie Williams
Alan Metcalfe - Richard Warner
Mrs Dace - Sally Adams
Mayor - Ralph Lawton
David Giles - William Ilkley
Episode 4

Vacant Possession

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Frank W Smith [21.10.83]

'This is like finding out that some dirty old man's been peering through a keyhole at you for years,' Fiona Neave tells Frank Scully when photographs of her as a child are found in the late John Wesley Banner's safe.

Delivery man - Johnny Leeze
Arthur Fowler - James Tomlinson
Episode 5

The Homecoming

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Roger Cheveley [28.10.83]

Lord Wrathdale's eccentric mother arrives from Venice and tells Sylvia Harper a secret which could send shock waves throughout Wrathdale.

Lillian - Joan Hickson
Sergio - Mark Colleano
Cllr Mayhew - Gerry Cowan
Farmer - Martin Oldfield
Roy Summer - Tom Harrison
Ted Bishop - David Ross
Woman guest - Alice Stirrup
Episode 6

Wound for Wound

Written by Michael J Bird
Directed by Frank W Smith [4.11.83]

'I think we ought to regularise our relationship, don't you? Put it on a definite footing and get a few rules established, like territorial rights,' Sylvia tells Scully.
Will this stop her from revealing the truth about Fiona Neave's parentage?

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