Author Tony Medway is thrilled to receive a phone call from Susan Mandeville, inviting him to a restaurant to discuss making a film of his book. After all, Susan is married to an ... See full summary »

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Susan Mandeville
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Tony Medway
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Rinaldo
Hazel McBride ...
Louise Medway
Mark Lewis ...
Carlo
Burnell Tucker ...
Peter Blundell
Jacqueline Hill ...
Melanie Litmayer
Shireen Anwar ...
Bank Teller
Nicholas Field ...
Mario
Martin Ryan Grace ...
Shaun
Stuart Turton ...
Franco
Patrick Bailey ...
Dieter
Gertrude Shilling ...
Mrs. Sopwith
Barbara Molyneux ...
Stephanie Langran
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Author Tony Medway is thrilled to receive a phone call from Susan Mandeville, inviting him to a restaurant to discuss making a film of his book. After all, Susan is married to an influential film producer and the deal could make Tony's fortune. Unfortunately, Blundell's, the restaurant of Susan's choice, is very expensive. Tony has budgeted himself to have a fairly inexpensive and minimal meal but Susan keeps going for items he can barely afford. Never mind, it will all come right because of her husband, won't it? Assuming he still is her husband. Written by don @ minifie-1

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18 June 1983 (UK)  »

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A clever tale from the pen of Jeffrey Archer.
20 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tony Medway has left his job at the Foreign Office, his wife Louise is due to have a child, Tony has written a novel, but it's not been entirely successful, he's struggling financially. Out of the blue Tony receives a call from Susan Mandeville, wife of a famous film maker. Susan invites Tony to lunch at Blundells, a very posh, upmarket restaurant with exorbitant prices. Tony arms himself with his funds, £37.00 clearing the bank account. At the meal Tony budgets himself, but Louise begins ordering more and more, and as it's on him, the pressure begins mounting. Tony sees Susan as his route to financial success. Naturally a twist is waiting.

Noted for being written by Jeffrey Archer, I think this is a pretty good story, it's one that definitely gets your blood pressure going, you cannot help but feel sorry for Tony, you can feel the tension, and feel that things are spiralling out of control. It's well executed and well acted, I think this is a great story, and if you're seeing it for the first time, more so.


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