Early Belt And The Present

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Murder mystery set in India in 1709.

A young servant, Early Belt, accompanies a group of superstitious English merchants as they transport a vast wagon train of goods to Delhi.

The wagon train - known as The Present - is an incentive for the Indian Emperor to grant free trade throughout the land.

As the convoy crawls across India a merchant is found murdered.

Stories quickly spread of a sorceress locked inside an enchanted cabinet somewhere within the convoy.

When a second merchant is killed the rumours turn to hysteria.

It falls to Early Belt to solve the mystery.

Written by Richard Pitt with additional material by Bert Coules.

Early Belt....JAMES ANTHONY PEARSON

John Surman....DAVID HAYMAN

Dr Hamilton....JOHN SHEDDEN

Prof Peters....RALPH RIACH

Merchant 1....KENNY BLYTH

Merchant 2....BRIAN PETTIFER

Merchant 3....MARK MCDONNELL

Emperor....UMAR AHMED

Beda Belt....LUCY PATERSON

Producer/Director: Bruce Young.