The Middle East: January 1943 

January 1943. Neglected by Guy and weakened by illness, Harriet decides to return to England. Unbeknownst to Guy, she changes her mind and on a last-minute impulse sets off for Damascus ... See full summary »

Director:

James Cellan Jones

Writers:

Olivia Manning (novels), Alan Plater (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Thompson ... Harriet Pringle
Kenneth Branagh ... Guy Pringle
Charles Kay ... Dobson
Rupert Graves ... Simon Boulderstone
Ciaran Madden ... Angela Hooper
Robert Stephens ... Castlebar
Diana Hardcastle ... Edwina Little
Greg Hicks ... Aidan Pratt
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... Ross
Sam Dastor ... Dr. Shafik
Patricia Quinn ... Mona Castlebar
Ahmed Mehrez Ahmed Mehrez ... Halal
Esmond Knight ... Liversage
Claire Oberman Claire Oberman ... Mortimer
Erin Donovan ... Phil
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Storyline

January 1943. Neglected by Guy and weakened by illness, Harriet decides to return to England. Unbeknownst to Guy, she changes her mind and on a last-minute impulse sets off for Damascus instead. Meanwhile in Cairo, news came that the ship Harriet was to have sailed on has been torpedoed - with no survivors. Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama | War

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UK | USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

22 November 1987 (UK) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was Esmond Knight's final television appearance before his death on February 23, 1987 at the age of 80. He died nine months prior to this episode's broadcast. See more »

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