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Writer Philip Marlow is in hospital being treated for a severe skin affliction, something he has suffered from for 25 years but is now worse than it has ever been. He finds himself in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon Amiel

Writer:

Dennis Potter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gambon ... Philip Marlow
Patrick Malahide ... Mark Binney
Joanne Whalley ... Nurse Mills
David Ryall ... Mr. Hall
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... Reginald
Leslie French Leslie French ... Mr. Tomkey
Ron Cook ... First Mysterious Man
George Rossi ... Second Mysterious Man
Imelda Staunton ... Staff Nurse White
Sharon D. Clarke ... Night Nurse
Geff Francis Geff Francis ... Porter
Mary MacLeod Mary MacLeod ... Sister Malone
Kate McKenzie Kate McKenzie ... Sonia
Charon Bourke Charon Bourke ... Amanda
Badi Uzzaman ... Ali
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Storyline

Writer Philip Marlow is in hospital being treated for a severe skin affliction, something he has suffered from for 25 years but is now worse than it has ever been. He finds himself in a general ward with a group of other men being treated for a variety of ailments. Marlow's psoriasis covers him from head to toe and even the slightest movement proves extremely painful.The doctors have tried numerous treatments and medication, but to no avail. His only relief, ever so slight, is to gave his body greased from head to toe even though he is embarrassed at his reaction when the pretty Nurse Mills tends to him. Unable to use his hands, he nonetheless keeps working on a novel by imagining the events. In wartime London, Mark Binney goes to a sleazy nightclub where he leaves with two of the girls working there. One of them is later fished out of the Thames, nude. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1986 (UK) See more »

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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Ali: Okay, okay bloody dog, me!
[he gives a cigarette to marlow who drags and coughs]
Ali: Good?
Philip E. Marlow: Good? Bloody marvellous!
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Dry Bones
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Traditional
Performed by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians
Production number in the hospital ward
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