First Born (1988)

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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the ... See full summary »

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1988
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 Edward Forester (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Mary (3 episodes, 1988)
Ralph Harvey ...
 Brigadier (3 episodes, 1988)
Philip Madoc ...
 Lancing (3 episodes, 1988)
Julie Peasgood ...
 Anne Forester / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Francesca Brill ...
 Lucy (2 episodes, 1988)
Rob Dixon ...
 Priest (2 episodes, 1988)
Rosemary McHale ...
 Nancy Knott (2 episodes, 1988)
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Edward Forester is a genetic researcher, intent on breeding primate hybrids. But his experiments take a strange turn when he succeeds in breeding a human/gorilla hybrid. He hides the results of the experiment, adopting the child, and helps Gor to speak and blend into society. But Gor can't help being what he is, and tragedy and revelations are the ultimate result. Written by Kathy Li

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science 'fiction'?
29 September 2005 | by (Guildford, England) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most powerful pieces of drama I have ever seen. I originally tuned in when it was first aired in October 1988 (I still have the Radio Times for that week!) because I think Charles Dance is an excellent actor. Being a rather fond of scientific fiction, when I found out the subject matter of the story - well, that was just icing on the cake. But I was totally unprepared for the gut-punch of a story which followed. For anyone interested, it's based on a novel Gor-Saga by Maureen Duffy (which I promptly went out and bought!). The storyline is similar but the TV adap has a far more brutal and thought-provoking 'ending' and the character of Forrester has far more depth. The whole drama made me want to become a writer! What more can I say?


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