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That Uncertain Feeling (BBC-2 1986, Denis Lawson, Sheila Gish)



Period comedy drama serial That Uncertain Feeling took us to the 1950’s  where in a small Welsh town, mild mannered librarian John Aneurin Lewis (Denis Lawson) begins an affair with the voracious Mrs. Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams (Sheila Gish).

After meeting on this production Lawson and Gish left their respective partners to be together.

Also made into a film (retitled Only Two Can Play) in the late fifties starring Peter Sellers as Lewis.

Cast: Denis Lawson as John Lewis; Brenda Blethyn as Jean Lewis; Sheila Gish as Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams; David Calder as Vernon Gruffydd- Williams; Ann Beach as Mrs Davies; Richard Davies as Mr Davies; Gareth Potter as Ken Davies; Philip Bowen as Bill Evans; Neil McCaul as Gareth Probert; Davyd Harries as Mervyn The Dentist; Sharon Morgan as Dentist’s Mistress; Hugh Thomas as Ieuan Jenkins; Miles Anderson as Paul Whetstone; Albert Welling as Theo James; Gary Meredith as Stan John; Arbel Jones as Margot John; Lowri Ann Richards as Dilys; Alison Mathews as Eira Lewis

Writer: Ewart Alexander / Novel: Kingsley Amis / Producer: Peter Edwards / Director: Robert Chetwyn

UK | BBC Two – Quintet Films | 4×50 minute episodes | Broadcast 12 March – 2 April 1986