The Break (ITV Drama Robert Shaw, Jack Hedley)

Drama The Break was something of a chiller that focused on psychiatrist Julian Burroughs (Robert Shaw) and his wife Jane (Mary Ure) who are celebrating their Silver Wedding with a dinner with their closest friend Gerald (Jack Hedley) but the night doesn’t go as planned and terror is soon on the menu.

At the time of filming Mary Ure and Robert Shaw were a real life married couple having met on set in 1963. It was a rare TV appearance for Shaw and he was given a prestigious TV Times cover for the week of broadcast in recognition of the fact.  There was also a two page interview/feature inside.

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Cast: Robert Shaw as Giles; Mary Ure as Jane; Jack Hedley as Gerald; Suzan Farmer as Janet; Gerald Sim as Julian; Tony Selby as Crawford

Writer: William Fairchild / Designer: Natasha Kroll / Executive Producer: Peter Willes / Director: David Cunliffe

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Thursday 31 January 1974 at 8.30pm

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