TV Affair, The (BBC-1 1995, Kerry Fox, Courtney B Vance) Published 3 years ago on July 20, 2016 In strong and very intense period drama The Affair we are taken back to the height of world war two when a platoon of black GI’s are stationed in a small English village. They are shown a huge amount of initial racism and mistrust but one of them, Travis, becomes friendly with married housewife Maggie. Before too long they have become lovers. Matters come to a head when Maggie’s husband Edward returns home from the war. Edward discovers the pair inflagrante delecto and at first believes that Maggie was being forced against her will but it soon becomes obvious to him what is going on, he is determined to make Travis pay and has him arrested for rape. Meanwhile he tells Maggie that if she doesn’t go along with it he will make sure he files for divorce and that she will lose custody of her son. She agrees but then she learns that the offence is actually a hanging matter…. Some fine performances and a mesmerising plot make the Affair well worth watching, it was hard enough for GI’s when they arrived in Britain as it was, but at that time a black platoon would have come in for a huge amount of trouble. We won’t reveal how it ends but the final 20 minutes is heart rending stuff indeed. This was actually a co-production between the BBC and HBO and was broadcast in the US first on 14 October 1995. This was intended to be part of the Screen One series of individual dramas but ended up being broadcast as a stand alone. production details UK / BBC-1 – Smithsom / 1×101 minute episode / Broadcast 3 December 1995 Writers: Pablo Fendves, Bryan Goluboff / Story: Pablo Fenjves, Walter Bernstein / Military Advisor: Darren Dewbre / Choreography: Jo Sexton, Carol Fletcher / Music Consultant: Roz Colls / Dance Hall Music: Chris Dibble / Music: Christopher Gunning / Costumes: Frances Tempest / Production Design: Hugo Luczyc-Whyowski / Executive Producer: Harry Belafonte / Producers: David M. Thompson, John Smithson / Director: Paul Seed cast Courtney B. Vance as Travis Kerry Fox as Maggie Leland Gantt as Barrett Ciaran Hinds as Edward Leyland Beatie Edney as Esther Ned Beatty as Colonel Banning Bill Nunn as Sergeant Rivers Rory Jennings as David Leyland Adrian Lester as Ray Fraser James as Sonny Martin McDougall as Howard Nicholas Selby as Mr Leyland Anna Cropper as Mrs Leyland Rolf Saxon as Captain Marks William Russell as Doctor Hastings Eamon Boland as Police Sergeant Todd Boyce as Captain Carlton Michael J. Shannon as Captain Ford William Roberts as Clerk Burnell Tucker as Bailiff John Fitzgerald-Jay as Guard Adrian LesterAnna CropperBBC-1Beatie EdneyCiaran HindsCourtney B. VanceCourtney B. Vance starred.Eamomn BolandHarry BelafonteIn The Affair married housewife Maggie as an affair with a black G.I. during world war II. 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