A story of a women is torn between two men in post World War II London.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Janetta Wheatland
Leonard Meopham
Stella Gonet ...
Beryl James
Derek Green
Juliusz Janowski
John Moffatt ...
Mr. Evernden
Mr. Ashcroft
Lesley Perowne
Stamford Hill Cowboy
Doyne Bird ...
Lollie May ...
Mrs. Gill
Alan Pattison ...
Irena Delmar ...
Paul Reeves ...

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A story of a women is torn between two men in post World War II London.

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13 January 1991 (UK)  »

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Still thinking about it after all these years
8 January 2012 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I went to check this out on IMDb after seeing Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) because I remember it as a really great performance by Gary Oldman. I had taped "Heading Home" from TV and watched it several times. Since it has few reviews and no plot summary, here goes.

As the other reviewers noted, the story is set in the early 50s, at a moment when England is still recovering from the war and there are all kinds of ferment in London: artists and poets have their own marginal culture, supporting each other's efforts to develop a new British aesthetic, while other, less educated men, like Oldman's Ian and the gangsters who lurk in the background of his life, are scrambling in the economic chaos to make their own pile of money.

Beautiful Janetta comes to London from the country and falls in love with a handsome poet, who displays her to his friends as his muse. Then she meets Ian, who is not handsome or educated but who is full of energy, hope, desire--and intelligence. Ian sees her personal charm as something to be put to work, and gives her a job and the possibility of making money.

The final scene, in which Janetta talks about the fragility of the truths she knows about that era, moved me at the time very deeply and still echoes in my memory. Richardson was great, and Oldman's Ian was one of the most alive characters I have ever seen on the screen.

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