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Another Flip for Dominick 

Now a respected teacher of temporal observers, Dominick has not visited the past for several years. He is content with his lot, resigned to the idea that he will never again see Jane, the ... See full summary »

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Alan Gibson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Firth ... Dominick Hide
Caroline Langrishe ... Jane
Pippa Guard ... Ava
Patrick Magee ... Caleb Line
Sylvia Coleridge ... Great Aunt Mavis
Ron Berglas ... Pyrus Bonnington
Michael Gough ... Professor Burrows
Antonia Pemberton Antonia Pemberton ... Mrs. Burrows
Gillian Raine Gillian Raine ... Magistrate
Godfrey James Godfrey James ... Police Sergeant
Geoffrey Leesley Geoffrey Leesley ... Police Constable
Steve Alder Steve Alder ... Duncan
Mary Jo Randle Mary Jo Randle ... Pilar
Peter Cann Peter Cann ... Home Help
Jean Trend Jean Trend ... Helda
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Now a respected teacher of temporal observers, Dominick has not visited the past for several years. He is content with his lot, resigned to the idea that he will never again see Jane, the lover he left in 1980, or their son. Then his boss gives him a new mission: to find out what has become of one of Dominick's students, Pyrus Bonnington, who has gone missing in 1982. Pyrus, who idolises Dominick, is attempting to emulate his exploits in the past. Dominick's search reunites him with Jane who now lives with a musician (conveniently on a six-month stint in Brazil) and allows him to meet his son for the first time. Pyrus is attempting to rescue a foreign princess being held to ransom by terrorists, which might have a disastrous affect on future history if he succeeds. Matters become even more complicated when Dominick and Jane quarrel, and he decides to use his time machine to revisit the previous day, and try to repair the rift. Meanwhile, in Dominick's own time, his wife becomes ... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1982 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Patrick Magee's final acting role before his death on August 14, 1982 at the age of 60. He died four months before this episode was broadcast. See more »


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Who's Selling Dreams
Written by Rick Jones and David Pierce
Performed by Chuck Farley
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Simply the best Sci-Fi
16 January 2007 | by terry-219See all my reviews

Simply the best Sci-Fi ever shown on television, it is one of those rare pieces of work that demonstrate how a good storyline is more important than special effects, something that perhaps George Lucas could learn! I remember seeing the first screening on BBC TV in the 1970's and taping it on my "steam driven" VHS recorder. The life of the old recorded tape lasted just long enough for the DVD to arrive! The music is still as good as ever and worth a CD on its own. However, the Herne Bay (beside the silvery sea) is not the Herne Bay I live near and it's certainly not "silvery"! Another good example of how a good story outweighs special effects is the John Carpenter's film "Dark Star".


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