Take Me Home: Complete Miniseries (DVD)
Tony Marchants frank yet tender BBC One drama from 1989 about passion, adultery and greed in a changing Thatcherite Britain.
Starring Keith Barron, Maggie ONeill and Annette Crosbie
Tom (Keith Barron) is a middle-aged ex-toolmaker now scraping a living as a cab driver in the rapidly developing fictional Midlands town of Woodsleigh Abbots. His marriage to Liz (Annette Crosbie) is in a rut, and he falls for lonely young newlywed Kathy (Maggie O’Neill), after picking her up one evening in a state of distress.
Kathy’s controlling husband Martin (Reece Dinsdale) cares only about his career as a computer expert at Chinese-owned tech giant InfoCo, and Tom’s initial fatherly concern for Kathy as she opens up to him about her woes soon develops into obsessive passion on both sides. But there are always losers in a winner-takes-all world, and writer Tony Marchant (Holding On, Leaving) pulls no punches in this gripping tale of adultery, ambition and enveloping despair.
Keith Barron gives a believable performance as Tom, and the actor would go on to have another iconic role as a man having an affair in Duty Free as David Pearce.
What the press said:
“Keith Barron’s finest performance.” The Stage
Release Date: 21st January 2019
Run Time: 177 mins