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Soft Targets (Play For Today BBC-1 1982, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren)

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Drama Soft Targets saw Soviet official Alexei working in London but desperate to get back home. A friendship with a woman, Celia, brings home a few home truths.

“To be alone and a stranger in a foreign city is bad, but to feel a stranger in your own city must be very frightening’”

Series: Play For Today Season 13 Episode 1

cast
Ian Holm as Alexei
Helen Mirren as Celia
Celia Gregory as Frances
Nigel Havers as Harman
Margery Mason as Celia’s Mother
Thorley Walters as old guest at wedding
Desmond Llewellyn as official in dream
Julian Sands as groom
Rupert Everett as boy at party
Chris Langham as Drinkwater

crew details
Writer: Stephen Poliakoff
Music: Geoffrey Burgon
Producer: Kenith Trodd
Director: Charles Sturridge

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One (for Play For Today)
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 19 October 1982

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