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The Lotus Eaters: A Kind of Treason (S2EP2 BBC Two 15 Jul 1973, Timothy Carlton)



A Kind of Treason: “You see the terrible thing about all this business is that you can no longer trust anyone,” says Captain Krasakis. Erik realises how true this is when Ann regains her memory, and the Shepherds learn that even the dead can still spring a surprise.

Regular Cast: Ian Hendry (Erik Shepherd), Wanda Ventham (Ann Shepherd), Stefan Gryff (Captain Krasakis), Timothy Carlton (Gerald Mace), Godfrey James (Nicholson), Frank Duncan (Cotton)

Guest Cast: Maurice Denham (Nestor Turton), Ronald Howard (Doctor Dartington), Paul Maxwell (Sam Webber), Susan Engel (Imogen Lundqvist), Antony Stamboulieh (Nikos), Calliope Petrohilos (Ariadne Mazonaki), John Horsley (Sir Hugh Russell), John Savident (Major Constantinos), Ian Fairbairn (Richards), Antony Carrick, Lucian Janis

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Director: Viktors Ritelis

Airdate: 15 Jul 1973 on BBC Two

Series: The Lotus Eaters Season 2 Episode 2

Show Info: Drama series. English couple Erik and Ann Shepherd run a bar in Crete. As this slightly strange series progressed various secrets about their past, including the fact they were involved with the secret service, were revealed. Season one was sort of made up of 9 individual plays with each character getting a lead role whilst season two was more serialised and focusing on the Shepherd’s espionage exploits.