A comfortable family is thrown in turmoil by infidelity and the spectre of HIV in this Channel 4 movie. Jane Asher's the housewife whose routine existence is ruptured by the shock discovery of husband Woodward's on-going affair with a male lover (Pearson), who in turn is understandably shaken up by caring for his close friend Charnock as he suffers through the advanced stages of full-blown AIDS. Scriptwriter David Cook (who wrote C4's opening night film Walter) brings his customary sensitivity to bear on the subject matter, and all concerned tackle their roles with dedication - not least dancer Nigel Charnock in a typically self-lacerating role - but the scale is still one of middle-class chamber drama, however tough-minded and concerned.
Cast and crew
Tim Woodward Jane Asher Frank Mills Hazel Douglas Jamie Glover Patrick Pearson Nigel Charnock