Lytton's Diary (1985–1986)

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When an old friend's husband commits suicide, Lytton wonders why the successful government official would have killed himself. He focuses on an elegant mystery woman who attends the funeral, but the widow asks him to call off his inquiry.

Director:

Derek Bennett

Writers:

Ray Connolly, Peter Bowles (based on an original idea by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Bowles ... Neville Lytton
Fiona Mollison Fiona Mollison ... Catherine Lytton
Holly De Jong Holly De Jong ... Dolly
Adam Norton Adam Norton ... David
Harriet Keevil Harriet Keevil ... Jenny
Jeffrey Segal Jeffrey Segal ... Harold
Antony Hayden Antony Hayden ... Kevin
Bernard Archard ... The Editor
Lewis Fiander ... The Lawyer
Colin Farrell Colin Farrell ... The Deputy Editor
Bernard Lloyd ... Henry Field
Phil Rowlands Phil Rowlands ... George Temple (as Philip Rowlands)
Harry Waters Harry Waters ... The News Editor
Peter Sowerbutts Peter Sowerbutts ... Printer
Lee Walker Lee Walker ... Photographer
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Storyline

When an old friend's husband commits suicide, Lytton wonders why the successful government official would have killed himself. He focuses on an elegant mystery woman who attends the funeral, but the widow asks him to call off his inquiry.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, David, one of Lytton's assistant, gets a phone call from someone called "Alan", asking if they're interested in the news that film producer David Puttnam wants to become a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrat Party. When Lytton says no, David rings off, saying "Love to Annie" as he does so. This suggest the caller is film director Alan Parker, a famous rival of Puttnam's (though he often called him "my best friend"), whose wife at the time was called Annie. In the same mid-80s period, Parker was famous for saying that Puttnam only became interested in the SDP because he thought the initials stood for "Sir David Puttnam". Both Parker and Puttnam were subsequently knighted, and Puttnam was also ennobled. See more »

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