Outside Edge. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Outside Edge (1982)

ITV comedy drama about relationships. 1 episode in 1982. Stars Paul Eddington, Prunella Scales, Maureen Lipman, Jonathan Lynn and others.

Outside Edge

Prunella Scales and Paul Eddington star as Roger and Miriam in this early 1980s TV production of Richard Harris's 1979 cricket-relationship play

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1982
Channel
ITV
Episodes
1
Starring
Paul Eddington, Prunella Scales, Maureen Lipman, Jonathan Lynn, Michael Pennington, Deborah Grant, Gary Waldhorn, Leslie Ash and Cecil Humphreys
Writer
Richard Harris
Director
Kevin Billington
Producer
Graham Benson

A disparate band of middle-aged couples, with nothing more in common than the male halves' wish to play a cricket match, are brought together in a heady sun-splashed environment of surprising tension, back-biting, typically English understatement and marital woe.

As team captain Roger ostensibly tries to get the team organised for the afternoon's fixture, his players and their partners fight over all manner of subjects - but there's a far bigger secret lurking beneath the surface of this calm English cricket pitch.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 19th December 1982 on ITV at 9pm
Episode length
105 minutes

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