The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)

TV Series   |    |  Drama

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Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran ... See full summary »


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Michael J. Bird

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12 March 2020 | richard-parkin4
Of its time..
Watched it back in the day, really enjoyed it as a teenager. A friend bought me the box set o series 1 and it brought back all those memories, not just the episodes but the times. Wanda has an interview in the section at the end and is very honest. People of today may find it slow and the acting a bit wooden, although Ian Hendry and Wanda Ventham were brilliant. The second series was hopeless, it became ridiculous with abstract scenes that were far away from the writer, Bird's ideas. Typical BBC, break something that didn't need mending. They allowed a younger Director to mess it up with his ideology and futuristic nonsense. Surprise that we never heard of him again....thankfully. The series, as it ended in Series 1 could have gone on with similar storylines, it was a winning, popular format. RIP Ian Hendry.


Release Date:

23 April 1972



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Filming Locations

Crete, Greece

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