BBC2 Playhouse: Season 7, Episode 1

Caught on a Train (31 Oct. 1980)

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Frau Messner
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Peter
Wendy Raebeck ...
Lorraine
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Preston
Ingo Mogendorf ...
Kellner
Louis Sheldon ...
Dietrich
Michael Kingsbury ...
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Ken Shaw ...
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Terry Gurry ...
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Baron Casanov ...
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Martin Phillips ...
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Richard Merson ...
Porter
Lex van Delden ...
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Peter boards a train to attend an important business meeting across Europe. His train trip is made more complicated by two women also assigned to his train compartment. One is an independent American whom Peter finds attractive. The other is Frau Messner - an extremely particular and demanding older European woman. Between the two of them, they try different aspects of Peter's patience... Written by Anonymous

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British television drama at its best
6 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A repeat viewing over twenty years after its original broadcast has done nothing to diminish the power of this drama. It is still as fresh today. The care and attention to detail of the writing, direction and acting are seldom matched today and this is still a gols standard against which other productions should be judged. Nobody can forget the superb portrayal of the indomitable Frau Messner by the late Dame Peggy Ashcroft, and I am sure, like poor Peter, we have all met such a person at some time in our life.


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