Blood of the LambDirected by Alan Bridges
Writer: Leon Whiteson
First screened: 3rd December
Frank Finlay ... Albert
Nicola Pagett ... Mary
T.P. McKenna ... Joe Katz
Anthony Higgins ... Alec (as Anthony Corlan)
Donald Morley ... Purser
Trevor Martin ... Steward
Raymond Mason ... Barman
Based on the novella Deathman by Leon Whiteson published as part of Out of Hand: Three Novellas.
A liner from South Africa is the setting for this powerful three-cornered drama. Alec, a student architect from Cape Town, and his girlfriend, Mary, are leaving for the bigger world of London. Sharing a cabin with Alec is Albert, a strange and magnetic Austrian. While Alec is an innocent, Albert has experienced everything. He is played by Frank Finlay, whose most recent BBC Television appearance was as Brutus in Julius Caesar, and who has recently filmed Cromwell and The Molly Maguires.