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|The Devil's Disciple|
|Created by||George Bernard Shaw|
|Written by||George Bernard Shaw|
|Directed by||David Hugh Jones|
|Starring|| Patrick Stewart |
|Theme music composer||Stephen Oliver|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Original release||17 May 1987|
The Devil's Disciple is a 1987 television film adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title.
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