After living abroad for many years, Mark Roberts returns to his home town of Manchester. He's something of a recluse who apparently has little interest in socializing with anyone in the community. A few months after his arrival he forms a friendship with a neighbor, the recently widowed Liz. For her, the affair is a liberating experience but she can't bring Mark out of his shell. A local busybody decides to find out more about him and finds that he once tried to kill his fiancée and spent 8 years in jail as a result. In fact, Mark is haunted by the incident and can't bring himself to visit the woman h tried to kill. In fact, he keeps seeing her on the street, just as he remembered her a those years ago. Urged on by Liz, he finally goes to see the woman, with tragic results. Written by
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[sighs in bed looking at alarm clock anticipating a ring that doesn't come
I remember not to set the clock, but how do I turn off th alarm in my mind, Liz?
[She doesn't hear him and remains asleep