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After Pilkington (BBC-2 1987, Bob Peck, Miranda Richardson)

After Pilkington

In the comedy thriller After Pilkington University lecturer James meets up with the mysterious Penelope aka Patch , whom he first met when he was ten, she was a key figure in his early life and could make him do anything she wanted. Now she calls upon his help once again when she reveals that the mysterious Pilkington who is missing has in fact been murdered by Penny after making a pass at her. As James gets himself deeper and deeper involved he realises that Patch is in fact completely crazy and he could just be the next victim on her list.

Some fabulous acting on display in this enigmatic mystery, a clever script by Gray, which mixes mystery and humour to excellent effect.

The Trout Quintet by Schubert was played by members of the Oxford Pro Musica.

production details
UK / BBC-2 / 1×85 minute episode / Broadcast 25 January 1987

Writer: Simon Gray / Script Editor: Sarah Curtis / Costumes: Catriona Tomalin / Music: Stephen Oliver / Production Design: Graeme Thomson / Producer: Kenith Trodd / Director: Christopher Morahan

Screen Two | Season 3 Episode 4

cast
BOB PECK as James
MIRANDA RICHARDSON as Penny
BARRY FOSTER as Derek
GARY WALDHORN as Boris
MARY MILLER as Deidre Pilkington
REINA JAMES as Amanda
SARAH BUTLER as Young Penny
RICHARD GRANT as Young James
DEREK WARE as Pilkington
NIGEL NEVINSON as Doctor
JOHN GILL as Pottsy