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Performance: The Deep Blue Sea (BBc-2 1994, Colin Firth, Ian Holm)



Deep Blue Sea

Period drama The Deep Blue Sea was based on a highly successful 1950′s play by Terence Rattigan and was part of the BBC’s Performance strand of generally excellent dramas, all shot in the studio for a real play like feel. The story was set in the 1940′s and saw middle aged Hester Collyer take young RAF pilot Freddie Page as her lover.

production details
UK / BBC-2 / 1×110 minute episode / Broadcast 12 November 1995

Writer: Terence Rattigan / Producer: Simon Curtis / Director: Karel Reisz

Series: Performance / Season 4 Episode 3

Penelope Wilton as Hester Collyer
Ian Holm as William Collyer
Colin Firth as Freddie Page
Wojtek Pszoniak as Mr Miller
Stephen Tompkinson as Philip Welch
Geraldine Somerville as Ann Welch
Carmel McSharry as Mrs Elton
Edward Tudor-Pole as Jackie Jackson