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6 x 60 minute episodes
Out-of-work journalist Frank Scully (John Duttine) goes to stay for a few days with friends Donald and Sylvia Harper (Norman Eshley and Joanna Dunham) in the Yorkshire market town of Micklethorpe.
Miss Banner (Pauline Letts) – the deeply-religious new owner of the local newspaper, the Micklethorpe Messenger – asks Frank to stay on as editor of the paper. He then unwittingly revives long-dead local scandals when he publishes a series of anonymous articles that Miss Banner has written.
Matters are further complicated when Frank becomes involved in a love triangle with Sylvia Harper and Fiona Neave (Carol Royle) – who owns the company that prints the newspaper – and Miss Banner threatens to use her column to reveal some very compromising details about Fiona (who was left £30,000 in the will of the late John Wesley Banner).
Produced by Yorkshire Television.
Fiona Lytton Neave
Beattie, Lady Wrathdale
Lewis, Lord Wrathdale
Miss Sybil Banner