Screen Two (1985–2002)
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Veteran broadcaster James Marriner is persuaded to front a new big budget national family TV channel. But he begins to suspect that the channel is a front for something much more sinister and political.

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Norman Stone
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Dirk Bogarde ... James Marriner
Lee Remick ... Grace Gardner
Eileen Atkins ... Helen Marriner
Helena Bonham Carter ... Jo Marriner
Paul Maxwell ... Bill Freed
Philip O'Brien ... Charlie Parrott
Bruce Boa ... Channel President
Lynda Bellingham ... Mary Morris
David Lyon David Lyon ... Richard Beck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Baker Elizabeth Baker ... Party Hostess
Daniel Barbato Daniel Barbato ... Young Boy
James Frank Benson James Frank Benson ... Pressman
Richard Cubison Richard Cubison ... Derek Miles
Alan Curtis ... Lord Mallory
Philip Goldacre ... Richard Jenkins
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Veteran broadcaster James Marriner is persuaded to front a new big budget national family TV channel. But he begins to suspect that the channel is a front for something much more sinister and political.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1988 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Although this TV movie is set in London, it was almost entirely filmed in and around Cardiff, greatly to the displeasure of its star, Dirk Bogarde. See more »

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Watch the Skies
Written by Ken Howard
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Remick makes it worthwhile --
26 June 2002 | by p36mohawkSee all my reviews

A rather implausible story about a sinister quasi-religious group that is plotting to . . . what, I'm not exactly sure, something about using TV to fill a power vacuum and create a new order in Europe following the expected collapse of the Soviet Union (which did indeed self-distruct a couple of years later). Dirk Bogarde is a has-been UK TV personality hired to front the organization but grows uneasy about its aims. I got this little-known video because classy beauty Lee Remick was cast as the head of this new UK TV network. And I wasn't disappointed as she appears in most scenes. Even though in her early 50s she was as gorgeous as ever. This was unfortunately among her last movies and is possibly the least known.


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