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Eleanor
Colin Douglas ...
Father
Doreen Mantle ...
Mother
Maureen Pryor ...
Miss Whitehead
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Miss Homber
Elaine Mitchell ...
Miss Haskins
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Det.-Sgt. Gregg
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Mr. O'Brien
Ray Burdis ...
Danny Price
Nula Conwell ...
Liz Jones
George Ballantine ...
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Caroline North ...
Eileen Reid
Kim Taylforth ...
Susie Crumm
Gillian Taylforth ...
Mavis
Lilian Rostkowska ...
Thelma
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12 December 1974 (UK)  »

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Child seeks escape
10 May 2008 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is an effective story of bullying, and a withdrawn child who yearns for something different -- in her case, for the freedom symbolised by her memories of the seaside. Background characters who at first seem one-dimensional take on additional depths as the crisis breaks.

However, the BFI transfer I saw at the Mediatheque did seem to end very abruptly (on a few seconds' irresolute shot of Eleanor's parents in their kitchen just after we see her bag go in the bin), and I did wonder if the version originally transmitted contained a more conclusive ending. The running time was listed at circa sixty-five minutes whereas the digital transfer only seemed to run to fifty-something minutes long.

As it stands, we never really find out what happens to any of the protagonists...


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