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"Shades of Darkness" The Intercessor (1983)

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May Sinclair (story)
Alan Plater (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
3 June 1983 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Mr. Garvin is a writer who is seeking a quiet place to do his research and work on his book. Although he was staying in a small village... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
John Duttine ... Garvin
Chrissie Cotterill ... Rachel
David Hargreaves ... Falshaw
Maggie Ford ... Mrs. Falshaw
Peter Hughes ... Dr. MacKinnon
Annette Wilkie-Miller ... Effy (as Annette Wilkie-Millar)

Beverley Callard ... Rhoda (as Beverley Sowden)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Smith 
Writing credits
May Sinclair (story)

Alan Plater (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Cox .... executive producer
June Wyndham-Davies .... producer (as June Wyndham Davies)
Original Music by
Derek Hilton 
Cinematography by
Mike Popley (lighting cameraman)
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Doreen Jones 
Production Design by
Alan Price 
Costume Design by
Esther Dean 
Makeup Department
Julie Jackson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Don Bell .... production manager
Art Department
Graham Adshead .... graphics
Sound Department
Ray French .... sound recordist
John Whitworth .... film dubbing
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Hallows .... camera operator
Other crew
Nicky Cooney .... researcher
Jonathan Dynevor .... floor manager
Lynne Marriott .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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UK:60 min


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very effective and original ghost story, 6 February 2007
Author: esdurgin from United States

This film is highly atmospheric, with portrait-like cinematography that truly captures the English country manor farm. The tale is refreshingly haunting - it succeeds in leaving one with a sense of hope and redemption without giving way to sentimentality. All the characters are memorable, from the wry doctor to the slightly addled but insightful housekeeper-niece. The intelligent compassion of the boarder and the bitter agony of the pregnant wife are set in stark contrast. Having seen all six in the 'Shades of Darkness' series which has now been released as a collection on DVD, this one stands out as a subtly told story of human vulnerability and longing.

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