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Star Quality: Bon Voyage (BBC-1 8 Dec 1985 with Nigel Havers and Judy Parfitt)

UK / BBC One – Quintet Films – A&E Network / 1×60 minutes / Broadcast 8 December 1985

Writer: Stanley Price / Story: Noel Coward / Script Editor: Alan Drury / Costumes: Nicholas Rocker / Production Design: Richard Morris / Executive Producer: Victor Glynn / Music: Francis Shaw / Producer: Alan Shallcross / Director: Mike Vardy

Series: Star Quality / Episode 5 (of 6)

During a cruise from San Francisco to Hong King during the 1950’s, the slightly shady Roddy strikes up a relationship with the older Lola, much to the surprise of their fellow passengers.

Another entry into the Noel Coward Star Quality anthology series. Some good playing by the leads even with a somewhat typecast Nigel Havers as the bon vivant Roddy. It’s actually quite a smallish tale enlivened by some sparkling dialogue. Stars Havers and Parfitt would also work together soon after on ITV’s The Charmer.

cast
JUDY PARFITT as Lola Widmeyer
NIGEL HAVERS as Roddy Buchanan
HELEN HORTON as Irma Turnbull
MICHAEL ALDRIDGE as Sir Colin Bland
URSULA HOWELLS as Lady Mary Bland
ED DEVEREAUX as Henry Teitelbaum
DOREEN MANTLE as Nancy Teitelbaum
MICHAEL FITZPATRICK as Orwin Wendel
TARA WARD as Lisa Wendel
JERRY HARTE as Captain Berringer
TAKASHI KAWAHARA as Kito
JANENE POSSELL as Mavis
GAY BAYNES as Helen
RAY KNIGHT as Reiner
SANTIAGO VARELA as Peppo
ZANE STANLEY as Steward