Episodes

The Brothers: Perchance To Dream (BBC-1 31 Mar 1974)

Perchance To Dream

In Perchance To Dream Ann’s flight to Brussels is cancelled and despite managing to get in touch with her lover’s hotel she discovers that he is out but that is “secretary” is in his room. Meanwhile Edward and Jennifer are contemplating going on holiday together and Barbara reveals that she is emigrating to Canada with Johnny.

A powerful performance from Hilary Tindall as Ann’s semi-breakdown reaches crisis point and leads her to take an over dose of sleeping pills, Barbara is forever dropping bombshells on her mother and this time is no exception albeit Canada seems a little excessive. Johnny has been somewhat conspicuous by his absence too, it’s almost like the producers couldn’t come up with a strong enough plot line for Barbara so shipping her off to Canada was a good way out. Also Ann pays a stressful visit to her daughter Carol at boarding school only to find that she is played by a completely different actress and also seems to be younger now!

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 31 March 1974

Writer: Eric Paice / Production Design: Gavin Davies / Director: Roderick Graham

The Brothers Season Three Episode Twelve

guest cast
GILLIAN McCUTCHEON as Julie
ANNA FOX as Pamela Graham
CHARLOTTA MARTINUS as Carol
NATALIA LINDLEY as British Airways Girl
SUE BISHOP as Hilary
WILLIAM EEDLE as Stan