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Alastair Reid – Artemis 81 (1981)

Paranormal novelist Gideon Harlax is drawn into a battle between the forces of good, represented by alien angel Helith, and the forces of evil, represented by Helith’s evil brother Asrael. Ranging from Oxford to Denmark, a North Sea ferry to an alien planet, Harlax unwittingly becomes part of an ancient plot that may result in the destruction of Earth… Read More »

Stephen Frears – Play for Today: Sunset Across the Bay [+ Extra] (1975)

A married couple, after a life time of work and bringing up a family, retire and awaken to the fast changing world around them, the habitual nature of their relationship, and what they have left. Read More »

Beeban Kidron – Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990)

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Jessica’s extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing. From seven to seventeen Jess is brainwashed to be one of the ‘saved’, to devote her life to Jesus, to follow the discriminatory teachings of Pastor Finch and his understanding of Revelations. As her warm personality dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner. But when her friendship with Melanie develops into something a little more ‘unnatural’ she easily realizes the error of the Pastors teachings. The girls are subjected to terrible treatment to convince them to repent. Read More »

Mike Vardy – Bon Voyage (1985)

BBC One London, 8 December 1985 21.15

Synopsis A series of stories by Noel Coward
This week: Bon Voyage
Screenplay by STANLEY PRICE starring
Judy Parfitt , Nigel Havers with Helen Horton
Michael Aldridge
Ursula Howells and Doreen Mantle
Cruises bring the most unlikely people together. That is one of their chief attractions and this particular cruise, on board the SS Mara bound across the Pacific from San Francisco, proves to be no exception. Read More »

Tony Smith – What Mad Pursuit? (1985)

BBC One London, 24 November 1985 21.05

A series of stories by Noël Coward

Screenplay by STANLEY PRICE starring Carroll Baker and Paul Daneman with Neil Cunningham , Jane Carr and Sandra Dickinson
If you were a famous English novelist doing a whistle stop tour of the United States to promote your books, wouldn’t you welcome with open arms the chance of a quiet weekend away from it all in a remote corner of Long Island? Of course you would. Well, let what happened to Evan Lorrimer be an awful warning…. Read More »

Mike Ockrent & Noel Coward – Mrs. Capper’s Birthday (1985)

BBC One London, 17 November 1985 21.10
Synopsis
A series of stories by Noel Coward
Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal

starring Patricia Hayes, with Avis Bunnage, Paula Wilcox, Kathryn Pogson,
Gary Waldhorn and Max Wall

Mrs Capper’s birthday started early. After all time and the Nash’s washing-up wait for no man, or woman – even on a Sunday. Obviously it was going to be a day just like any other. At any rate that’s how it seemed at first… Read More »

Alan Dossor – Star Quality (1985)

Part of the Noel Coward collection. In 1940’s England, a young playwright is getting his first play produced by an important director. But the director wants to get a temperamental actress for the lead. And when Lorraine Barry arrives at the first reading, the battle is begun between director and star, with the poor playwright caught in the middle. Read More »