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Forgotten Story, The (ITV 1983, Angharad Rees, Van Johnson)

Period mystery drama serial The Forgotten Story was set in Falmouth during the 1890’s when 11 year old Anthony is sent from America to live with his Uncle Joe following the death of his gold hunting father.

Uncle Joe keeps a seaman’s restaurant and Anthony is soon caught up in the lives of the characters who frequent the place.

A fabulous cast marks this out as an above average production, it was based on Winston Graham’s novel who had also written the Poldark novels.

production details
UK / ITV Network – HTV / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 January – 13 February 1983 | Sundays @ 5.30pm)

Writer: Arden Winch / Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole / Novel: Winston Graham / Producer: Martin Schute / Director: John Jacobs

cast
JOHN STRATTON as Joe Veal
LILA KAYE as Madge
VAN JOHNSON as Perry
GEORGE CAMILLER as Ned
ANGHARAD REES as Patricia
ALEXIS WOUTAS as Anthony
SARAH JANE BICKERTON as Fanny