In Voices From The Past Miss Hart is very disturbed when her ex-husband, whom she hasn’t seen for 23 years, turns up out of the blue. He is seeking some kind of forgiveness for how their marriage ended she just wants him to go away.
An excellent script from William Trevor makes this mostly two hander between Gillian Raine and Ronald Fraser one of the best episodes of the whole series. Raine’s Miss Hart makes it plain just what she thinks of Maddox, there’s a brilliant scene where she pretty much destroys him and then tells him she will cook him something to eat. Maddox hangs around the Crescent much to the consternation of the rest of the residents but Miss Hart will not admit that she knows him.
There’s also a subplot involving a plan to rename Carlisle Crescent to Thompson Way that has the rest of the residents up in arms. It turns out this is just a fancy of Lady Clarke who has been communing beyond the grave with a Captain Thompson who she says lived in number 22.
“I’m the debris in your life.”
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 21 October 1976 at 10.30pm
Writer: William Trevor / Production Design: David Marshall, Bill Laslett / Director: Brian Farnham
Series: The Crezz Episode 6 (of 12)
Gillian Raine as Miss Hart
Aimee Delamain as Lady Clarke
Ronald Fraser as Gavin Maddox
Maggie Riley as Miss Parris
Joss Ackland as Charles Bronte
Hugh Burden as Dr Balfour-Harvey
Anton Phillips as Clarence Henderson
Elspet Gray as Jackie Bronte
Antony Nicholls as Cyril Antrobus
Janet Key as Brenda Pitman
Eileen O’Brien as Bridget Macarthy
Tariq Yunus as Hafez Aziz
John Rolfe as First airline man
Christopher Denham as Second airline man
Peter Laird as Third airline man
Terry Donnelly as Barmaid