Mr Wyman is an elderly man whose increasingly unreliable memory has landed him in a geriatric ward. Here he is visited by his daughters Val and Molly, and Molly's husband Harold. Another ... See full summary »

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writer:

Alan Bennett
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Barrett ... Mr. Wyman
Jeanne Doree Jeanne Doree ... Alice
David Foxxe David Foxxe ... Vic
Bernard Gallagher Bernard Gallagher ... Harold
Pat Heywood Pat Heywood ... Molly
Ernest C. Jennings Ernest C. Jennings ... Albert (as Ernest Jennings)
Jack Le White Jack Le White ... Mr. Riscoe
Maureen Lipman ... Val
Isabelle Lucas Isabelle Lucas ... Matron
Leslie Pitt Leslie Pitt ... Mr. Metcalf
Anna Quayle ... Pam
Beatrice Shaw Beatrice Shaw ... Connie
Charles Simon Charles Simon ... Ernest
Gladys Spencer Gladys Spencer ... Miss Muschamp
Geoffrey Staines Geoffrey Staines ... Kevin
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Mr Wyman is an elderly man whose increasingly unreliable memory has landed him in a geriatric ward. Here he is visited by his daughters Val and Molly, and Molly's husband Harold. Another elderly man on the ward, the foul-mouthed Mr Riscoe, makes repeated attempts to escape but is always intercepted by one of the ward's two male nurses, Vic and Donald. Vic and Donald are in competition for a promotion. Donald needs the money as he and his girlfriend are trying to buy a house but are having difficulty arranging a mortgage. From the window at which he sits, Mr Wyman can see a wall. He repeatedly pesters Donald with questions about what is on the other side. Donald constructs a fantasy of the future he dreams of with his girlfriend: a house and garden inhabited by a married couple. As Donald works at night and his girlfriend during the day, almost the only time they have to be together comes when she sneaks into the ward at night. While they are having furtive sex, Mr Wyman seizes the ... Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1982 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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