The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)

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Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran ... See full summary »

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 Erik Shepherd (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Ann Shepherd (15 episodes, 1972-1973)
Stefan Gryff ...
 Captain Michael Krasakis (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Stamboulieh ...
 Nikos (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Maurice Denham ...
 Nestor Turton (11 episodes, 1972-1973)
Karan David ...
 Katerina (8 episodes, 1972)
Frank Duncan ...
 Cotton / ... (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran invalided out of the British army after a nervous breakdown. He left England after being controversially cleared of murdering a young girl. Ann, unknown to him, is a 'sleeping' agent, who had been instructed to marry him as a cover. Unfortunately, she has become genuinely attached to him, and trouble looms when her superiors decide to activate her for a mission. Their attempts to break her affections include sewing doubts in her mind as to whether Erik did in fact kill the girl in England. This dilemma is brought into sharp focus when another young girl is murdered, under very similar circumstances. Loyalties are tested to the very limit before the truth can be reached. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Wanda Ventham was 11th hour casting choice replacing a actress who dropped out. See more »

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****excellent**** unique and memorable
21 January 2007 | by (london. england) – See all my reviews

The Daily Telegraph says 'extremely watchable' I found it addictive.

Up late on consecutive evenings watching episode after episode.

The plots, screenplay, humour, drama and acting are of the very best of anything the BBC has ever produced.

The first series contains nine single part stories each based on a different character in the community

The second series is formed of one six part story based around the central couple, Erik and Ann Shepherd.

Centred in Crete and involving intelligent themes in espionage, psychology and slow-paced thriller twists, this comes very highly recommended


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