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ITV Playhouse: The Perfect House - filming

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Mar. 31st, 1979 | 08:00 am

"The Perfect House", broadcast 17 March 1981, must have been filmed early in 1979, before the producer, Rob Buckler, left his post with ITV Playhouse in April of that year. Evidently, it was supposed to be screened later in 1979, but – for some reason – this, and Rob Buckler’s other two plays, were kept under wraps for two years.

Michael Gothard played a member of a gang of terrorists; his character's name was Dieter.

On 31 May 1979, “The Stage” included this report:

“Of eight single plays recorded by Thames for transmission in the one-hour ITV Playhouse slot later in the year, five have been produced by John Bowen well-known of course as a writer, and three by Rob Buckler ...

On film and tape, The Perfect House, by Patricia Chaplin, is directed by Ken Grieve. Among the actors are Brian Protheroe, Cathleen Nesbitt, Leonard Cavenagh, Helen Rappaport, Anna Cropper, Michael Gothard, Ann Lynn and Gary Waldhorn.”

A plot synopsis can be found here

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