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Moonlight on the Highway 

Writing for ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969), Dennis Potter introduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, ... See full summary »

Director:

James MacTaggart

Writer:

Dennis Potter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Holm ... David Peters
Anthony Bate ... Dr. Chilton
Deborah Grant ... Marie Holdsworth
Robin Wentworth Robin Wentworth ... President of Bowlly Appreciation Society
Frederick Peisley Frederick Peisley ... Gerald
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Old Londoner
Arthur Lovegrove Arthur Lovegrove ... Landlord
Michael Burrell Michael Burrell ... Barman
Derek Woodward Derek Woodward ... First Medical Student
John Flanagan John Flanagan ... Second Medical Student
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Patient
Bart Allison Bart Allison ... Patient
Kathleen St. John Kathleen St. John ... Patient
Beatrice Greeke Beatrice Greeke ... Patient (as Beatrice Greek)
Walter Swash Walter Swash ... Patient
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Storyline

Writing for ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969), Dennis Potter introduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, David Peters (Ian Holm), claims, "Once dreams were possible, that's what the popular songs told us." Rejecting rock music of the day, Peters is immersed in the tunes of Thirties crooner Al Bowlly (killed during the London blitz). He collects Bowlly memorabilia, publishes the Bowlly fan-club newsletter, and finds pleasure in lip-synching Bowlly records but his obsession with Bowlly masks certain darker events in his past. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1969 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Featured in Legends: Al Bowlly: The Very Thought of You (2007) See more »

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