Triangle (1981–1983)

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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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Michael Craig ...
 Captain John Anderson (78 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Matt Taylor (78 episodes, 1981-1983)
Paul Jerricho ...
 Charles Woodhouse (78 episodes, 1981-1983)
Scott Fredericks ...
 Tom Kelly (68 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 David West (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Penelope Horner ...
 Sarah Hallam (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Sandra Payne ...
 Christine Harris (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
Jamie Roberts ...
 Bill Ryan (52 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Ted Anderson (48 episodes, 1982-1983)
Christopher Gray ...
 Barry Peters (44 episodes, 1982-1983)
Marion Owen Smith ...
 Lisa Watkins (39 episodes, 1982-1983)
Diana Coupland ...
 Marion Terson (37 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sandra Dickinson ...
 Penny Warrender (36 episodes, 1982-1983)
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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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 poor man's demise. See more »

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Experimental television series that failed to float.
22 November 1998 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See 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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