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Another ‘visitation’ play from Dennis Potter. A charismatic young man (Tim Curry) enters the lives of a depressed woman and her dull, model train-obsessed husband, claiming to be their long-lost son, and practically seducing his ‘mother’. Cabaret songs and train impressions abound as each of the characters lapses in and out of a desperate childishness. With a typical Potter twist in the ending, a version of this play was later filmed as Track 29.

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