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The Lotus Eaters: A Very Long Spoon (S2EP3 BBC Two 22 Jul 1973, John Horsley)



A Very Long Spoon: The first player makes his move and the tensions and pressures increase on the Shepherds, particularly when they lose a very close friend.

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), Paul Maxwell (Sam Webber), Ronald Howard (Doctor Dartington), Susan Engel (Imogen Lundqvist), John Horsley (Sir Hugh Russell), Calliope Petrohilos (Ariadne Mazonaki), Andreas Markos

Writer: David Weir / Director: Cyril Coke

Airdate: 22 Jul 1973 on BBC Two

Series: The Lotus Eaters Season 2 Episode 3

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.