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Edwin (Channel 4 1984, Alec Guiness, Renee Asherson)



In drama Edwin Sir Fennimore Truscott finds that retired life doesn’t exactly suit him. In fact it is giving him too much thinking time – thinking suspicious thoughts about the relationship between his wife Margaret and their next door neighbour Tom. The pair are far too friendly for Fenni’s liking.

A visit from the couple’s only son Edwin looks set to put Fenni’s suspicions about his real parentage out into the open.

A wonderful tour de force from Alec Guiness at a point in his career when he was seriously limiting his screen time.

production details
UK / Channel 4 – Anglia / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 3 May 1984 @ 9.30pm

Writer: John Mortimer / Production Design: Leo Austin / Executive Producer: John Woolf / Producer: John Rosenberg / Director: Rodney Bennett

Alec Guinness as Sir Fennimore Truscott
Paul Rogers as Thomas Marjoriebanks
Renee Asherson as Lady Margaret Truscott