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The Lotus Eaters: The Well Diggers (S2EP5 BBC Two 5 Aug 1973, Paul Maxwell)



The Well Diggers: With true identities revealed, it is time for Erik to settle a few old scores. Ann comes to a decision and the Shepherds’ marriage faces its biggest test …

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: Paul Maxwell (Sam Webber), Ronald Howard (Doctor Dartington), Susan Engel (Imogen Lundqvist), Calliope Petrohilos (Ariadne Mazonaki)

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Director: Cyril Coke

Airdate: 5 Aug 1973 on BBC Two

Series: The Lotus Eaters Season 2 Episode 5

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.