8.3/10
69
2 user

The Lotus Eaters 

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 »

Creator:

Michael J. Bird
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1973   1972  

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When British Engineer Barry Collier is injured in an accident in Cyprus his brother David flies out only to find he has died. It soon becomes apparent that Barry Collier was involved with ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter McEnery, Alexandra Bastedo, Stefan Gryff
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Ian Hendry, Ronald Lacey, Michael Aldridge
Cold Comfort Farm (TV Mini-Series 1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Young Flora Poste leaves the funeral of her parents and finds herself alone with insubstantial means ("barely enough to keep her in stockings and furs") in mid-1930's London. The young 20-... See full summary »

Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Sarah Badel
Robin's Nest (1977–1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Now a qualified chef, Robin from "Man About the House" (1973) sets up home with his girlfriend, and a business with his girlfriend's father.

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Tessa Wyatt, Tony Britton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

'Unwell' charts the descent into madness of veteran foreign correspondent Malcolm Brabant after a routine yellow fever vaccine for an assignment in Africa.

Directors: Malcolm Brabant, Trine Villemann
Stars: Malcolm Brabant, Lukas Brabrant, Diana Christensen
Lotus Eaters II (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of young Londoners struggle to find meaning in their lives while masking their discontent with sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll.

Director: Alexandra McGuinness
Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Johnny Flynn, Benn Northover
Thriller (1960–1962)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Mia Farrow
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash
Elizabeth Is Missing (TV Movie 2019)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman affected by dementia struggles to solve the disappearance of her friend.

Director: Aisling Walsh
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Maggie Steed, Sophie Rundle
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After his men are killed in Burma. A lone soldier returns home in search of solace. Hiding a dark secret and confronted by an unrelenting journalist, he's forced to face the ghosts of his past one last time.

Director: Storm Ashwood
Stars: Rena Owen, Firass Dirani, Hugh Sheridan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ian Hendry ...  Erik Shepherd 15 episodes, 1972-1973
Wanda Ventham ...  Ann Shepherd 15 episodes, 1972-1973
Stefan Gryff Stefan Gryff ...  Captain Michael Krasakis 12 episodes, 1972-1973
Anthony Stamboulieh Anthony Stamboulieh ...  Nikos 12 episodes, 1972-1973
Maurice Denham ...  Nestor Turton 11 episodes, 1972-1973
Frank Duncan Frank Duncan ...  Cotton / ... 10 episodes, 1972-1973
Karan David Karan David ...  Katerina 8 episodes, 1972
Edit

Storyline

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 invalided out of the British army after a nervous breakdown. He left England after being controversially cleared of murdering a young girl. Ann, unknown to him, is a 'sleeping' agent, who had been instructed to marry him as a cover. Unfortunately, she has become genuinely attached to him, and trouble looms when her superiors decide to activate her for a mission. Their attempts to break her affections include sowing doubts in her mind as to whether Erik did in fact kill the girl in England. This dilemma is brought into sharp focus when another young girl is murdered, under very similar circumstances. Loyalties are tested to the very limit before the truth can be reached. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1972 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Crete, Greece

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wanda Ventham was 11th hour casting choice replacing a actress who dropped out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wanda Ventham Remembers 'The Lotus Eaters' (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
****excellent**** unique and memorable
21 January 2007 | by lorilimboSee all my reviews

The Daily Telegraph says 'extremely watchable' I found it addictive.

Up late on consecutive evenings watching episode after episode.

The plots, screenplay, humour, drama and acting are of the very best of anything the BBC has ever produced.

The first series contains nine single part stories each based on a different character in the community

The second series is formed of one six part story based around the central couple, Erik and Ann Shepherd.

Centred in Crete and involving intelligent themes in espionage, psychology and slow-paced thriller twists, this comes very highly recommended


27 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed