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Love Story: Amy (S10EP4 ITV Tues 23 Jan 1973, Tessa Wyatt, Colin Bell)

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In Amy young wife and mother Amy is Catholic and has a Down Syndrome child. Her marriage to Harry is in major trouble, the pair are not well off (they live in a caravan) and she is pregnant again and is terrified she is going to have another Down Syndrome baby.

Star Tessa Wyatt was pretty high profile at the time, still making inroads in her career as an actress she was married to Radio One DJ Tony Blackburn. High profile enough to get a prestigious TV Times cover for her role (she was of course pictured with Tony and even named as Mrs Tony Blackburn on the cover). There was also a two page interview in which she revealed she had just discovered she was pregnant when she started filming the play.

Tessa praised Tony’s skills at helping out around the house but she was less than impressed about some other aspects of their relationship, especially the fact that Tony was “semi-vegetarian.” Tessa was also unimpressed with Blackburn’s fan-base and the autograph hunters “it’s a drag,” she said.

Love Story Amy ITV 1973

Harry (Colin Bell) tries to reassure Amy (Tessa Wyatt).

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 23 January 1973 at 9.00pm

Series: Love Story Season 10 Episode 4

Writer: Dennis Vance / Production Design: Ken Wheatley / Director: Joan Kemp-Welch

cast
Tessa Wyatt as Amy
Colin Bell as Harry
Doreen Mantle as Mrs Driver
Brenda Cowling as Cora
John Rapley as Dan
Doreen Andrew as June
Brian Osborne as Billy
Trader Faulkner as Father Dixon
Leon Sinden as Doctor
Ursula Hirst as Mrs Bray
Michael Ely as Newsagent
Joan Smith as Woman