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Rachel’s Dream (Channel 4 1992 with Kate Beckinsale and Christopher Eccleston)



UK / Channel 4-A North South Partnership Production / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast 10 May 1992

Writer: Leonora McBolt / Producers: Colin McKeown and Martin Tempia / Director: Viv Albertine / Music: The Infinite Wheel

Fantasy drama Rachel’s Dream was set sometime in the future when the world is besieged by technology, young Rachel discovers that through a large bank of video screens in her sister’s apartment, her wishes can come true when she brings to life the image on an anti-pollution poster. This new friend helps her to make up her mind about her own future.

Quite a prescient little tale with a pair of at the time unknown leads who soon went on to major careers.

Kate Beckinsdale as Rachel
Christopher Eccleston as Man In Dream
Anna Patrick as Vicki (Rachel’s sister)
Rob Spendlove as Ridley McCloud