A series about the crew and passengers of a North Sea ferry, on the triangular route between Felixstowe, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.

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Bill Sellars
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Series cast summary:
Michael Craig ...  Captain John Anderson 78 episodes, 1981-1983
Larry Lamb ...  Matt Taylor 78 episodes, 1981-1983
Paul Jerricho Paul Jerricho ...  Charles Woodhouse 78 episodes, 1981-1983
Scott Fredericks Scott Fredericks ...  Tom Kelly 68 episodes, 1981-1983
George Baker ...  David West 52 episodes, 1982-1983
Penelope Horner ...  Sarah Hallam 52 episodes, 1982-1983
Sandra Payne Sandra Payne ...  Christine Harris 52 episodes, 1982-1983
Jamie Roberts Jamie Roberts ...  Bill Ryan 52 episodes, 1982-1983
Jonathan Scott-Taylor ...  Ted Anderson 48 episodes, 1982-1983
Christopher Gray Christopher Gray ...  Barry Peters 44 episodes, 1982-1983
Marion Owen Smith Marion Owen Smith ...  Lisa Watkins 39 episodes, 1982-1983
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ...  Marion Terson 37 episodes, 1981-1982
Sandra Dickinson ...  Penny Warrender 36 episodes, 1982-1983
Christopher Saul Christopher Saul ...  Douglas Evans 36 episodes, 1982-1983
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A series about the crew and passengers of a North Sea ferry, on the triangular route between Felixstowe, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.

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ferry | soap | See All (2) »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1981 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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According to a Radio Times interview with Larry Lamb (Matt Tyler), one of the key actors died on the way to the airport to tape his scenes. The whole series had to be rewritten because of this actor's death. See more »

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Referenced in Are You Being Served?: Is It Catching? (1981) See more »

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Experimental television series that failed to float.
22 November 1998 | by JoxSee all my reviews

In genre, this series of 'Triangle' was probably more of a 'soap' than a serious drama. The programmes, being broadcast several times a week, would tend to confirm this view. The series was a brave experiment in the use of video. It was probably the first British drama to be entirely shot on the medium. A large percentage of the 'filming' was also done on location, including North Sea ferries. The technical costs were very high. The process of filming on ferries was also plagued by weather considerations, and power supply difficulties. The costs of transporting a technical crew, and performers, must have been huge. It is worth noting that, regardless of any problems in the production process, the screening also suffered from frequent breakdowns. Transmitted from a video source, picture-freezes, playback speed variations, picture break-up and so on, were very common. The acting could best be described as adequate, but was nearly always overshadowed by technical aberrations. The scripts were often very good, when considered alongside other 'soaps', and actually had some substance. Much of the filming was on location in Europe, and was visually very appealing, and competent. Had this series been made a few years later, it might still be with us now. 'Triangle' was a good idea, let down by the vagaries of an emergent technology. 'Triangle' was probably finally 'sunk' by the financial costs involved in production, and the difficulties in transmitting video. Whatever the problems, the series was highly entertaining to watch - other people's misfortunes have always provided the biggest laughs!


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