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In the final episode of the series, memories of Marlow's childhood, his dreams and the events in his re-imagined novel collide with present day reality. Marlow continues his sessions with ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon Amiel

Writer:

Dennis Potter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gambon ... Philip Marlow
Janet Suzman ... Nicola
Patrick Malahide ... Mark Binney / Mark Finney / Raymond
Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Marlow
Joanne Whalley ... Nurse Mills
Bill Paterson ... Dr. Gibbon
David Ryall ... Mr. Hall
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... Reginald
Leslie French Leslie French ... Noddy Tomkey
Jim Carter ... Mr. Marlow
Ron Cook ... First Mysterious Man
George Rossi ... Second Mysterious Man
Imelda Staunton ... Staff Nurse White
Wally Thomas ... Grandad Baxter
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Philip (aged 10)
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In the final episode of the series, memories of Marlow's childhood, his dreams and the events in his re-imagined novel collide with present day reality. Marlow continues his sessions with the psychiatrist, Dr. Gibbon and recalls his return to his Dad after the death of his mother. He reveals the lie from his school days that lead to a classmate, Mark Binney, being severely beaten by their teacher. The events and characters in his re-imagined novel are blended into his childhood memories, his fantasies about his ex-wife and her lover, the outcome of the novel and his medical condition. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1986 (UK) See more »

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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
(uncredited)
Written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
Performed by The Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
Played when Philip attempts to stand up
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