The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)

The Present Mrs. Clive 

David Clive has set up a new life with his girlfriend Jennifer. When his ex-wife Lorna announces her arrival, his head starts spinning, and Erik & Ann are caught in the crossfire.

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Douglas Camfield

Writers:

Michael J. Bird (creator), Michael J. Bird
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Episode complete credited cast:
Ian Hendry ... Erik Shepherd
Wanda Ventham ... Ann Shepherd
Ann Firbank ... Lorna Clive
Michael McStay Michael McStay ... David Clive
Susan Tebbs Susan Tebbs ... Jennifer Neal
Maurice Denham ... Nestor Turton
Thorley Walters ... Major Edward Woolley
Sylvia Coleridge ... Miriam Woolley
Martin Howells Martin Howells ... Mark Potter
Julia Goodman Julia Goodman ... Kirsten McLuhan
Stefan Gryff Stefan Gryff ... Captain Michael Krasakis
Karan David Karan David ... Katerina
Karl Held Karl Held ... Philip Mervish
Carol Cleveland ... Leigh Mervish
Anthony Stamboulieh Anthony Stamboulieh ... Nikos (as Antony Stamboulieh)
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David Clive has set up a new life with his girlfriend Jennifer. When his ex-wife Lorna announces her arrival, his head starts spinning, and Erik & Ann are caught in the crossfire.

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30 April 1972 (UK) See more »

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This is such an engaging drama.
1 May 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This very unusual drama is so utterly engaging, I still can't really decide what it is, it has drama, a touch of espionage, and something going on, that I can't quite classify. I'm almost glad that I can't pigeonhole it, because it is something so very different to watch.

There's the somewhat domestic story of the regular couple, and there's also the story of the guest actors, not the most engaging tale, as the outcome was a bit obviois, but it's the whole espionage vibe and performance of Ann Firbank that makes this so enjoyable. Firbank was terrific in this, such a strong performance.

Totally into this series. 8/10


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