Shooting The Past Caught On A Train Perfect Strangers

  |  Buy to Own: 21/06/2004
  |  96 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set containing three television dramas by Stephen Poliakoff. In 'Shooting the Past', Christopher Anderson (Liam Cunningham) is detailed by a huge US corporation to develop a country house on the outskirts of London into a 21st century business school, only to find himself stumped when it transpires that the building he has been assigned contains a rare collection of photographs. Anderson's attempts to bulldoze through red tape are frustrated by the on-site staff, who are determined to preserve their unique representation of Britain's heritage. In 'Caught on a Train', when Peter (Michael Kitchen) boards the train which will take him across Europe, he finds himself sharing a compartment with two women who have a profoundly unsettling effect upon him. One - Lorraine (Wendy Raebeck) - is a young American whom Peter finds himself very attracted to, while the other - Frau Messner (Peggy Ashcroft) - is a demanding, elderly Austrian. In 'Perfect Strangers', attending a family reunion with his parents, surveyor Daniel finds himself deployed as a go-between for his Aunt Alice and cousins Rebecca and Charles. However, as he becomes more and more deeply involved in this strange new environment, Daniel begins to suspect that his honourable motives are being taken advantage of by his relatives.