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The Lotus Eaters: The Climbing Wave (S1EP9 BBC Two 18 Jun 1972, James Kerry)



The Climbing Wave: As the town celebrates the festival of St Nicholas, the tension becomes unbearable. Whether the Shepherd’s marriage will survive is no longer the question. Death stalks the streets of Aghios Nikolaos and nothing will ever be the same again.

Regular Cast: Ian Hendry (Erik Shepherd), Wanda Ventham (Ann Shepherd), Maurice Denham (Nestor Turton)

Guest Cast: James Kerry (Donald Culley), Stefan Gryff (Captain Krasakis), Antony Stamboulieh (Nikos), Karan David (Katerina), Martin Howells (Mark Potter), Julia Goodman (Kirsten McLuhan)

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Director: David Cunliffe

Airdate: 18 Jun 1972 on BBC Two

Series: The Lotus Eaters Season 1 Episode 9

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.