Peter Jeffrey’s marriage to Zena Walker comes under strain as he eyes friend Nigel Stock’s carefree bachelor lifestyle with mounting envy. Written by David Stone.Read More
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Rupert ‘Maigret’ Davies is a scheming Welsh councillor going after Daphne Slater, the infirm wife of his nephew (Nigel Stock). Alun Richards’ study of council corruption and small-town ennui was the first completely contemporary drama in the strand.Read More
Council officer Nigel Stock’s mid-life crisis at his brother’s pub causes him to see life as a game show populated by Donald McGill-style saucy seaside postcard cartoon characters, animated in inserts throughout the play. A second play by Douglas Livingstone in the same style, Everybody Say Cheese, concerning a failing marriage and using family snaps as a visual device, was broadcast the following year.Read More
PERENNIAL TARGET for “cuh?!” criticism, this cheapo would-be glamorous soap set on a passenger ferry on a triangular route between Felixstowe, Stockholm and Amsterdam (do you see?) invited derision pretty much from the off thanks to its fundamental flaw – the North Sea is a grey, freezing dreary wasteland, and no place for viewer-friendly shenanigans. Most-remembered scene introduced sexy ship’s purser KATE O’MARA sunbathing topless on foredeck (chest down, of course), visibly suffering from effects of 40mph wind and light drizzle. It got no better. O’Mara left after two series (nowadays it would’ve been pulled after two episodes). Also on board: MICHAEL CRAIG, LARRY LAMB, NIGEL STOCK and SCOTT FREDERICKS. DIANA COUPLAND, PAUL JERRICHO and GEORGE BAKER were drummed on board to try and pep up interest. Instead it sank, all hands, no doubt in the choppy wake of THE LOVE BOAT.Read More
RESIDENT PATIENT of the Beeb’s early 70s schedules, spun off from THE DOCTORS and another attempt at a soap-lite goer (see THE NEWCOMERS). NIGEL STOCK was the eponymous quack, somehow losing an extra “S” at the end of his name in moving from his previous existence. Po-faced pronouncements on the pressures of running a piddly small practice usually resolved into lip-quivering emotional tear-fests.Read More