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The Lotus Eaters: There and Back by Candlelight (S2EP1 BBC Two 8 Jul 1973, John Savident)



There and Back by Candlelight: The story of Erik and Ann Shepherd continues. Will they return to Aghios Nikolaos and face up to the web of intrigue and mystery in which they find themselves so deeply involved? Before they do, fate has one more trick in store for Erik.

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), Antony Stamboulieh (Nikos), John Savident (Major Constantinos), Ian Fairbairn (Richards), Frederick Peisley

Writer: Michael J. Bird / Director: Cyril Coke

Airdate: 8 Jul 1973 on BBC Two

Series: The Lotus Eaters Season 2 Episode 1

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.