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Speed King (Season 6, Episode 7)
TV Episode | Drama

In 1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell's obsession is to win the World's Land Speed Record in his car Bluebird. Speed King is about the man, the car, and the ruthless, but irresistible, public ambition of a world hero.
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Roger Milner (screenplay)
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Updated Dec 19, 1979

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Dec 19, 1979 (United Kingdom)
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Jack Galloway
Leo Villa Leo Villa   See fewer
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Robert Hardy
Sir Malcolm Campbell Sir Malcolm Campbell   See fewer
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Jennifer Hilary
Lady Campbell Lady Campbell   See fewer
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Rosalind Knight
Mrs. Mattison Mrs. Mattison   See fewer
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Desmond Llewelyn
Major Bill Whittall Major Bill Whittall   See fewer
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Neil Nisbet
Donald Donald   See fewer
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Paul Gregory
Leslie Leslie   See fewer
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David Quilter
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis   See fewer
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John Wentworth
Lord Wakefield Lord Wakefield   See fewer
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Barrie Cookson
Mr. Mattison Mr. Mattison   See fewer
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Graham Wyles
Robert Grosvenor Robert Grosvenor   See fewer
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Norma Shebbeare
Lady Wakefield Lady Wakefield   See fewer
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Peggy Ann Wood
Grannie Grannie   See fewer
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Tony Caunter
Harry Leech Harry Leech   See fewer
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Toby Salaman
Reid Railton Reid Railton   See fewer
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Stephen Riddle
PC Dunton PC Dunton   See fewer
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William Hootkins
Mr. Bowles Mr. Bowles   See fewer
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Garrick Hagon
Commentator Commentator   See fewer
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Bernie Austin
Motorcyclist Motorcyclist   See fewer
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Jack McKenzie
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Margaret Heald
Shop girl Shop girl   See fewer
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Shane Rimmer
Ambassador Bingham Ambassador Bingham   See fewer
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Judith Morse
Mrs. Bingham Mrs. Bingham   See fewer
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Joseph Charles
Jesse Owens Jesse Owens   See fewer
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Peter Barnes
Mr. Clark Mr. Clark   See fewer
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Allan Surtees
Mr. Greeves Mr. Greeves   See fewer
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Carole Walker
Joan Villa Joan Villa   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 8 votes