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When Marjorie's husband of 20 years dies of a brain tumour, she's hit financially as well as emotionally. The money she makes packing tights in a factory isn't enough to cover her rent, and... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Bernard

Writer:

Martyn Hesford

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alison Steadman ... Marjorie
Stratford Johns ... Arnold
Jack Deam ... Robert
Catherine Ivie Catherine Ivie ... Debra
Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Bradley ... Nellie
Tina Earl Tina Earl ... Eileen
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ... Barbara
Dinah Handley Dinah Handley ... Alice
Celia Gore-Booth Celia Gore-Booth ... Mrs. O'Donoghue
Alan Bird Alan Bird ... Priest
Elizabeth Crawford Elizabeth Crawford ... First harpy
Pat Mills Pat Mills ... Second harpy
Sheldon Goodinson Sheldon Goodinson ... Altar boy
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Storyline

When Marjorie's husband of 20 years dies of a brain tumour, she's hit financially as well as emotionally. The money she makes packing tights in a factory isn't enough to cover her rent, and her TV is repossessed. Soon after the funeral she meets Arnold, a wealthy pub landlord, who squires her to the local Conservative Club ball in an effort to cheer her up. Life with Arnold promises not only companionship but undreamt-of luxury, but Marjorie's friends and family do not necessarily approve. Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1989 (UK) See more »

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BBC Screenplay See more »
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Color
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Stranger on the Shore
(uncredited)
Music by Acker Bilk
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