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Moon and Son: Star of Fortune (BBC-1 11 Jan 1992, with Anthony Valentine)



Moon and Son Star of Fortune Anthony Valentine

In Star of Fortune Gladys and Trevor are attending a lecture given by astral expert James Wainwright when they find themselves caught up in a murder case involving a killer who is targeting his victims based on their zodiac sign. Meanwhile Wainwright is also asked by the Chief Constable to look into the case.

Another excellent guest appearance from the always entertaining Anthony Valentine, the best scenes in the episode being those between himself and Millicent’s Gladys. The pair knew each other way back when James Wainwright was a common London called Jimmy Wright. The solving of the mystery actually lies in Wainwright’s past – he had given a man called Parris one of his generic readings about how lucky he was going to be because he had the Star of Fortune on his hand – Parris had fallen on distinctly hard times and blamed Wainwright for it all.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast 11 January 1992

Writer: Michael Aitkens / Director: Ken Grieve

Series: Moon and Son Episode 2 (of 13)

Millicent Martin as Gladys
John Michie as Trevor
Laure Killing as Cecile
Ian Redford as Det Sgt Eavis
Anthony Valentine as Wainwright
Struan Rodger as Parris
Paul Chapman as Chief Constable
David Simeon as Cave
Jaye Griffiths as Rita
Dina Hstabb as Mrs Marsh
Debbi Blythe as Susie
Gregory Floy as Marsh
Robert McIntosh as Jock
Anne Small as Questioner
Ian Thompson as Lewis