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A Real Sportsman 

The Palmers receive their new piano and face a challenge in getting it moved to the farm. Hereward is worried about Lettice and whether she has the stamina to bear living in Africa. He ... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Elspeth Huxley (novel), John Hawkesworth (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Hayley Mills ... Tilly
David Robb ... Robin
Nicholas Jones ... Hereward
Sharon Maughan ... Lettice (as Sharon Mughan)
Ben Cross ... Ian
Holly Aird ... Elspeth
William Morgan Sheppard ... Mr Roos (as Morgan Sheppard)
David Bradley ... Alec (as Dai Bradley)
Steve Mwenesi Steve Mwenesi ... Sammy
Mick Chege Mick Chege ... Njombo
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Storyline

The Palmers receive their new piano and face a challenge in getting it moved to the farm. Hereward is worried about Lettice and whether she has the stamina to bear living in Africa. He notes that about the only activity she engages in is to go on safari with Ian Crawford. As Lettice and Hereward's marriage begins to disintegrate, it is apparent to almost everyone that Ian and Lettice are in love. When one of Lettice's beloved pekingese is carried away by a leopard, Hereward, Robin and Alec Wilson set off to kill it. They eventually turn to Mr. Roos for some professional advice. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1981 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenya

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The song played at the piano is the traditional folk air "Oh, no, John", sometimes called "The Spanish Merchant's Daughter" or "No, Sir, No", dating from at least 1719. See more »

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Juma: Rats come to sugar like brides to a rich man.
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