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Truth or Dare (Screen One BBC-1 1996, Helen Baxendale, John Hannah)

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Starring Helen Baxendale and John Hannah, psychological action thriller Truth Or Dare is a compelling tale set in motion by a seemingly innocent college reunion.

With a messy divorce behind her, successful lawyer Lorna (Baxendale) longs for excitement in her life – something her career and her dead-end affair with a married man can’t give her.

The lure of the recklessness of student days promises a welcome escape when three college friends turn up unexpectedly. She opens her home to all of them and her heart to one in particular – the charismatic Nick (Hannah).

But these outlandish house guests and a taste for adventure soon lead Lorna into a terrifying, dangerous world.

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Screen One Season 7 Episode 6

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UK | BBC One | 100 minutes | 31 August 1996

Writers: Michael Barnes, James Richards, Russell Lewis (all three uncredited on screen)
Producer: Gareth Neame
Director: John Madden

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Helen Baxendale as Lorna Johnston
John Hannah as Nick
Susan Lynch as Mel
Ben Daniels as Ben
Fiona Bell as Maggie
John Bett as Malcolm Ogilvy
Geoff Boyz as Stand-up comic
Sarah Collier as Antonia Baird
Andrew Conlan as Sean Heggie
Jeffrey Daunton as Second businessman
Oliver Ford Davies as Derek McKendrick
John Fraser as Gordon Hillan
Tom Hamilton as Self defence instructor
Alex Harvey as Hotel manager
Anne Kristen as Mrs. Hugill

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