Melissa (TV Mini-Series 1974)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Mystery, Drama

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A writer finds himself the prime suspect in his wife's murder.


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9 August 2015 | Sleepin_Dragon
| Brilliant 70's BBC drama
Set over three parts, this is a treasure of a drama produced by the BBC back in 1974. From start to finish I will start by saying Peter Barkeworth is utterly outstanding as Guy Foster. A brief outline of the plot, Guy is unable to attend a party with his wife, Melissa, and her friends Paula and Felix Hepburn. Melissa, played by Moira Redmond, appears fairly briefly, as she is found murdered wearing Paula's coat. A wonderful web of mystery and intrigue is spun, as Guy together with the help of Chief Inspector Carter, beautifully portrayed by Philip Voss set out to unravel the mystery, but is guy tied up in his wife's murder. Secrets and red herrings are discovered. Where did Melissa get her money, and what was her relationship with dashing racing driver Don Page? I have loved this murder mystery since I first saw it, and would beg you to watch it if you enjoy a mystery. It does have a slight feeling of a stage play the way it's played out. Joan Benham who plays Paul Hepburn is utterly brilliant, such a socialite, she wears some wonderful outfits, so indicative of the 70's. Ronald Fraser, an actor I absolutely love is wonderful as bungling antique dealer Felix, he and Joan are a wonderful couple. Marcia Ashton's interpretation of Carol Stewart is a little bit over the top and worthy of the stage, but really good fun, and engaging. Melissa is desperately in need of a major remake, along with many other Frances Durbridge dramas. The Channel 4 remake from 1997 was a shambles in comparison, the original story could be wonderfully re-interpreted for today's mass audience.

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Mystery | Drama


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30 November 1982



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