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Englishman’s Castle, An (BBC-2 1978 with Kenneth More and Isla Blair)

UK / BBC Two / 3×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 – 19 June 1978

Writer: Philip Mackie / Script Editor: Giles Foster / Producer: Innes Lloyd / Director: Paul Ciappessoni

A trilogy of plays with an alternative history theme. In a Britain that saw Germany triumph in world war two producer Peter Ingram produces a soap opera for the government run TV station that highlights the positive aspects of German occupation.

Played in a minor key throughout An Englishman’s Castle is a very clever piece of drama with an excellent lead performance from an ageing Kenneth More as the world weary Ingram.

Broadcast under the Play of the Week banner.

cast
KENNETH MORE as Peter Ingram
ISLA BLAIR as Sally – Jill
ANTHONY BATE as Harmer
NOEL DYSON as Mrs Worth – Connie
NIGEL HAVERS as Mark Ingram
BRIAN PECK as Jimmy
KATHLEEN BYRON as Mrs Ingram
DAVID MEYER as Mr Ingram
JONATHAN NEWTH as Theo
FREDERICK TREVES as Lonsdale