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A Day in Summer (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  1 February 1989 (UK)
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Boring bank manager Peplow arrives by the early-morning train in the small Yorkshire Dales town of Great Minden on the day of their annual Feast (fair). He chances to meet Herbert Ruskin, ... See full summary »

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Jack Ruskin
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Peplow
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Croser
Jill Bennett ...
Miss Prosser
Ian Carmichael ...
Ted Bellenger
Anna Cropper ...
Lydia Prosser
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Rector
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Georgina
Carol Gillies ...
Mrs. Emily Loatley
Jon Lacy-Colson ...
Nick Bellenger
Daragh O'Malley ...
Frederick Dolan
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Mrs. Thickness
Philip Wilde ...
Mr. Thickness
Ingrid Wells ...
Effie
Eamon Maguire ...
Artie Dolan
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Boring bank manager Peplow arrives by the early-morning train in the small Yorkshire Dales town of Great Minden on the day of their annual Feast (fair). He chances to meet Herbert Ruskin, who used to be in the same RAF squadron and had lost his legs in a wartime flying accident ten years earlier. A cripple, Ruskin now spends all his days looking out of his window, passing witty but cynical comments on everything the locals do. As the day wears on and the fairground music gets louder, it gradually emerges that Peplow, normally a staid and unemotional man, has come to Great Minden on a macabre mission... involving the use of his service revolver! And it is no coincidence that he has come on the day of the Feast. Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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The camera lingers on a fairground sign "All children must be paid for". This is highly appropriate, bearing in mind Peplow's quest to make sure that two of the fairground workers pay the ultimate price for killing his son in a drink-driving accident. See more »

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Rector: Perhaps you could start a dramatic society for the young married couples. You could play the lead - give them a standard.
Georgina: [incredulous] Start a *dramatic* society?
Rector: Why not?
Georgina: [sighs contemptuously] Because as an actress I was a washout - and you know it.
Rector: You had that year in rep.
Georgina: Doing what? Walking on, walking off. And that was because I bulged in the right places and they could sell a few seats to aged incapables looking for a cheap thrill.
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