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Centre Play: The Flight Fund (S4EP2 BBC Two 14 Jul 1975, John Le Mesurier, Barbara Flynn)

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Centre Play BBC Two 1973-1977

In comedy drama The Flight Fund a married couple, Angie and Tony, visit the husband’s Uncle Edward in his large mansion, called Farnley. Angie soon falls for Uncle Edward and the pair run off together. The title related to a literary prize won by Tony’s son Farnley.

Writer of this play Penelope Gilliatt, was the wife of playwright John Osborne for several years (1963-1968) and she was a novelist as well as being one of the chief film critics for New York magazine during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The Flight Fund was her last script writing credit.

production details
UK / BBC Two (Centre Play) / 1×30 minutes / Broadcast Monday 14 July 1975 at 9.45pm

Series: Centre Play Season 4 Episode 2

Writer: Penelope Gilliatt / Script Editor: Alan Seymour / Production Design: Jeremy Dear / Producer: Anne Head / Director: Graham Evans

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JOHN LE MESURIER as Edward
HAROLD BENNETT as Blades
BARBARA FLYNN as Angie
JEREMY CLYDE as Tony
PIERS FLINT-SHIPMAN as Farnley