A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »
In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.
Interesting three part BBC drama inspired partly by Thomas Hardy's The Mayor Of Casterbridge. Local businessman and magistrate Frank Candy is brought to account for his one disgraceful act in an otherwise blameless, respectable life.
That's it really, except for Donal McCann, who is stunning in the lead role. His character study of Frank Candy is a dry run for a Michael Henchard he never lived to play. For that reason alone this film is a valuable record of an important performance.
I doubt it will ever be repeated, or released, but I have fond memories of the bleak finish on McCann's face as he goes down and it's worth searching out a copy for that alone.
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