A young American couple, the Ransomes, who are trying to salvage their troubled marriage, insist on booking passage on an old trans-Atlantic cruise liner. But other passengers try to persuade them to disembark immediately.
Eileen and Alan Ransome's marriage is going through a bad patch and they decide to go on a holiday to London. They insist on traveling by ship and book passage on the Lady Anne, an old ship that is not recommended by the travel agent but is leaving quite soon. When they arrive at the port terminal another passenger, McKenzie, says they've made a mistake and they shouldn't board. Another, Burgess, tries to warn them off as well and he and McKenzie offer them $10,000 to leave immediately. They find that all of the passengers are quite elderly but have a good deal of wisdom to dispense. They are more than a little taken aback when the captain puts them off the ship. They are rescued, but as for the Lady Anne...... Written by
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The Lady Anne never reached port. After they were picked up by a cutter a few hours later, as Captain Proheroe had promised, the Ransomes searched the newspapers for news - but there wasn't any news. The Lady Anne with all her crew and all her passengers vanished without a trace. But the Ransomes knew what had happened, they knew that the ship had sailed off to a better port - a place called The Twilight Zone.
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Lee Philips & Joyce Van Patten star as Allan & Eileen Ransome, a young married couple who are going through difficult times, and are close to divorcing. A last ditch effort to rekindle their romance sees them board passage on a trans-Atlantic cruise liner the Lady Anne, but they are surprised to find that all the other passengers are elderly couples who seem most anxious to see them leave, though not for the reason they may suspect... Endearing tale may not appeal to the young, though older viewers and sympathetic younger ones will appreciate what this episode is about. Though slight, this is still rather sweet, with a fine cast of veteran British actors.
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