David spends Christmas with his pilot in a posh flat in London and gets involved with the pilot's sister. Meanwhile Sheila throws herself at Colin while drunk and depressed. In the Ashton ... See full summary »

Director:

Les Chatfield

Writers:

John Finch (by), John Finch (series devised by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Douglas Colin Douglas ... Edwin Ashton
Shelagh Fraser ... Jean Ashton
Keith Drinkel Keith Drinkel ... Philip Ashton
Colin Campbell ... David Ashton
Barbara Flynn ... Freda Ashton
Lesley Nunnerley Lesley Nunnerley ... Margaret Porter
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... John Porter
Coral Atkins Coral Atkins ... Sheila Ashton
Patrick Troughton ... Harry Porter
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Mrs Porter
Mark Jones Mark Jones ... Michael Armstrong
Diana Davies Diana Davies ... Doris
David Bradley ... Colin Woodcock
John D. Collins ... Peter Bryant (as John D Collins)
Adrienne Corri ... Grace Gould
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Storyline

David spends Christmas with his pilot in a posh flat in London and gets involved with the pilot's sister. Meanwhile Sheila throws herself at Colin while drunk and depressed. In the Ashton household, the Porters have come for Christmas, but Mrs Porter finds out about Margaret and Michael and their baby. She wants to tell her son, but her husband is trying to stop her. There is an atmosphere of deadly depression affecting everyone, and Jean Ashton is sinking deeper and deeper into herself. At the end though, Philip comes home on leave and she brightens up. Written by Mui Pak Dak

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1971 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Black and White (because of technicians' strike)
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Trivia

Because of industrial action this is one of eight episodes to have been recorded in black and white. See more »

Goofs

There is a TV set in the London flat. Even if it were one of the handful around before the war, it certainly wouldn't have been of that size. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Liverpool December 1942 See more »

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