Lotus Eaters - Complete Series 1 (DVD)
Michael J Bird's 1972 BBC drama looking at the lives of British expats living in Crete, and their different reasons for being there. Starring Ian Hendry and Wanda Ventham.
To eat the fruit of the lotus is to lose the desire to return home. But everyone who does has a reason.
Reformed alchoholic Erik (Hendry) and Ann Sheppard (Ventham) run Shepherds bar, popular with expats living in the small town on the island of Crete. But all is not what it seems for the couple. For former Korean war vetran Erik, temptation is never far away, his only solace in his faltering marriage to Ann as he harbours a few secrets about his dark past. And Ann is hiding a few things from Erik as well....
The arrival of Englishman Donald Culley (James Kerry) causes something of a stir in the small town. Culley is charming, handsome and by his generosity he quickly wins over other members of the community.
But Culley knows that the long-suffering Ann has her secrets that could prove far more destructive than Erik's drinking...
This classic series is a collection of nine self-contained plays, with each episode telling the story of a different member of the community.
What the Press Said:
"Each story is skilfully woven into the continuing sub-plot about the deteriorating relationship between the mysterious Erik and Ann Shepherd. Review Tantalisingly Watchable" --The Daily Telegraph
Running Time: 454 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 2 Nov. 2009