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The Night Watch (TV)

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Original title
The Night Watch (TV)
Year
Running time
89 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Paula Milne (Novel: Sarah Waters)
Music
Nina Humphreys
Cinematography
David Katznelson
Cast
Producer
BBC
Genre
Drama. Romance | II World War. Gay & Lesbian. TV Movie
Movie Groups
Sarah Waters Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
In post-war London Viv Pearce, seeing married spiv Reggie, runs a dating bureau with Helen Giniver, who lives with her older lover, authoress Julia Standing. Viv's younger brother Duncan, a tormented homosexual, has been in prison and is sought out by his - straight - ex-cellmate Robert Fraser, who served time as a conscientious objector and is now concerned for the boy's welfare. Viv encounters Kay Langrish, a wealthy, reclusive butch lesbian and for both women this evokes memories of 1944 when Kay was an heroic ambulance driver and Helen was Kay's girlfriend, before Kay introduced her to her ex-lover Julia. Viv had an illegal abortion, funded by Reggie, and, after she needed hospital treatment, Kay saved her from prosecution by claiming she was a married woman who had miscarried. Three years earlier Kay and Julia are still an item and Viv meets unhappily married soldier Reggie on a train...
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