P442 ORACLE 442 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:01  4-Tel      TV HEAVEN 1966 DARE I WEEP,  DARE I MOURN    TONIGHT at 8.55pm J—lfs Mason stars in this idiosyncratic offering from Rediffusion Films (why does that sound funny now?) set in Cold War Berlin. This drama was adapted from a story by John le Carre whose The Spy Who C—lf In From The Cold (starring Richard Burton as a seedy spymaster) was released the same year: England's World Cup year. Mason plays a spineless, bespectacled East German who has moved to West Berlin. The story opens when he receives the news that his father has died at home in East Germany...  1/3 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P442 ORACLE 442 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:10  4-Tel      TV HEAVEN 1966 DARE I WEEP,  DARE I MOURN    Mason's co-star is the wild-eyed Welsh actor Hugh Griffith, who made such an impression in Lawrence of Arabia four years earlier. Griffith plays Mason's father who is found very much alive by his son when he travels to East Germany to collect his body for burial in the West. But Mason finds that strange plans are afoot and his well-ordered life is about to be turned upside down. His father, old and near death, wishes to die in the West...  2/3 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index
P442 ORACLE 442 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:11  4-Tel      TV HEAVEN 1966 DARE I WEEP,  DARE I MOURN    Even though it was made the year before colour television was introduced (on BBC2), this television drama was shot in colour with an eye to American sales and subsequent colour repeats. BBC1 and ITV became colour services three years later in 1969. Claustrophobic and downbeat, the drama also stars Jill Bennett, Kay Walsh and Maureen Pryor and was directed by Ted Kotcheff, who directed many Armchair Theatre productions in the '50s/'60s. @ Teletext subtitles 888  3/3 Next Feature Back-Up Sports A-Z Index