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Play for Today: The Lonely Man’s Lover (BBC-1 1974, Jan Francis, Struan Rodger)

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The Lonely Man’s Lover was a drama in the Play For Today strand. In a small Yorkshire village young farm girl Lizzie has her eyes opened to life by the arrival of a poet.

There were scenes from a medieval/pagan Pace Egg Play which were performed by members of Calder High School and the music was by The Oldham Tinkers who the year before had featured in another Play For Today called Kisses At Fifty.

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UK / BBC-1 / 1×55 minute episode / Broadcast 17 January 1974

Writer: Barry Collins / Music: Oldham Tinkers / Producer: David Rose / Director: Brian Parker

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Series: Play For Today / Season 4 Episode 10

cast
Jan Francis as Lizzie
Anne Dyson as Sarah
Struan Rodger as David
Ben Ludlam as Simeon
Eileen Helsby as Teacher
Joe Belcher as Auctioneer
Alex Robinson as Doctor
Frank Crompton as Old Man
Niall Padden as Minister
Pat Wallis as Barmaid


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