The Play on One (1988–1991)
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Britain in the very near future. In an abandoned hotel, a young female doctor and a middle-aged male scientist are interrogated separately. The question they are both asked is 'Where is Martin Pitt?'

Director:

Roy Battersby

Writer:

Malcolm McKay
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Janet McTeer ... Dr. Juliet Horwitz
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... David Caesar
Tim Roth ... Peter Pike
Bill Paterson ... Alex McPherson
Imelda Staunton ... Cheryl Newman
Ciarán Hinds ... Martin Pitt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Hanson Luke Hanson ... Colin Skye
Linda Henry Linda Henry ... Carol Fairwater
Kenny Ireland Kenny Ireland ... Norman Jarvis
Jonny Phillips ... Philip Colthard (as Jonathan Phillips)
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Britain in the very near future. In an abandoned hotel, a young female doctor and a middle-aged male scientist are interrogated separately. The question they are both asked is 'Where is Martin Pitt?'

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1990 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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well-acted, hard-hitting drama
9 April 2002 | by ignaziaSee all my reviews

I saw this on TV back in 1990 so my memory of details is hazy.

I remember it as a hard-hitting drama on the "underground" metropolitan police force (in London, UK) - much in the tone of the 1997 US movie "Conspiracy Theory". The title word refers to authoritarian automobiles that are painted canary yellow due to a clerical mistake of a bulk order of paint that needed to be used up.

Sorry, can't remember much more except the wonderful scene where the character played by Janet McTeer is forced to quaff vast quantities of alcohol (in order that her subsequent behaviour might discredit her disclosure of discoveries) by the character played by Imelda Staunton and Janet's acting as she gets "drunker" is just great. Highly recommended.


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