Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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Young Nicholas Lillie has led a sheltered rural existence, but when he does well in the county fencing competition he is selected to play in the championships in London, much against the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gorrie

Writers:

W. Somerset Maugham (story), Noella Smith (dramatisation)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Benedict Taylor ... Nicholas Lillie
Jim Broadbent ... Mr. Lovejoy
Ronnie Stevens ... Mr. Rudge
Rosalind Bennett Rosalind Bennett ... Zoe
Gerald Logan Gerald Logan ... James Barron-Ervine
Stephen Hancock Stephen Hancock ... Mr. Lillie
Daphne Neville Daphne Neville ... Mrs. Lillie
James Easton James Easton ... Tony
James Tapp James Tapp ... Cashier
Ronald Markham Ronald Markham ... Arthur
Genevieve Allenbury ... Croupier
John Drake John Drake ... President
Paul Vaughan-Teague Paul Vaughan-Teague ... Scorer
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Storyline

Young Nicholas Lillie has led a sheltered rural existence, but when he does well in the county fencing competition he is selected to play in the championships in London, much against the wishes of his narrow-minded father. Along with his fencing teacher and headmaster he goes to the big city but loses the contest to champion James Barron-Irvine, who admires his performance and takes him for a night on the town. Here he meets the lovely Zoe, who sees him as little more than a country innocent and ripe pickings. But he is not... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1988 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anglia Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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