Play for Today (1970–1984)
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Stronger Than the Sun 

Kate works in the nuclear industry. She is concerned about the way things are being run. So she smuggles out some Plutonium to prove how easy it is. She tries to pass it on to protest groups, but nobody is interested as they have their own agendas.

Director:

Michael Apted
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Francesca Annis ... Kate Crowley
Tom Bell ... Alan
Clive Merrison ... Gregory
John Proctor John Proctor ... Edwards
Gerald James Gerald James ... Higby
Albert Welling ... Bruce
Bridget Ashburn Bridget Ashburn ... Joan
Ann Aris Ann Aris ... Margaret
Duncan Faber Duncan Faber ... Urban guerilla
Fred Gaunt ... Yorkshire journalist
Mark Wing-Davey ... Brian
Hugh Thomas Hugh Thomas ... Kendal
Tony Doyle ... London journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Crossley Fred Crossley ... Arthur
Pip Donaghy Pip Donaghy ... Man in car
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Kate works in the nuclear industry. She is concerned about the way things are being run. So she smuggles out some Plutonium to prove how easy it is. She tries to pass it on to protest groups, but nobody is interested as they have their own agendas.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Years later, director Michael Apted claimed that he and Stephen Poliakoff had been inspired in the making of this fictionalized TV play by the real-life case of Karen Silkwood in the USA. See more »

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Gripping Work
27 January 2003 | by ian_harrisSee all my reviews

An early example of Poliakoff, this, but it proves that he had mastered his art at an early age.

The merits and risks of energy based on nuclear fission were up for debate at that time, but the piece seems surprisingly relevant 25 years on. You can see this piece as an essay about that debate, or you can see it as a study about activism - can individuals really make a difference in a political landscape - if so, how.

Francesca Annis and Tom Bell both do a great job in the leading roles - all the other characters are minor.

Poliakoff excels when characters are put (or put themselves) under extreme duress and he also excels in writing drama about technology and its implications. This gripping work majors in both these areas, which is why it is so good. Seek it out if you can.


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