Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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Blue Marigold 

Myra - known as Marigold - is the celebrated face of the Blue Marigold advertising campaign. However, when she appears in a television commercial, she is told that her voice is unsuitable ... See full summary »

Director:

Giles Foster

Writers:

Robin Chapman (dramatisation), Aileen Wheeler (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Toyah Willcox ... Marigold
Ralph Bates ... Paul Foster
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ... Sophie Trent
Helen Fraser Helen Fraser ... Beryl
Billy Hamon Billy Hamon ... Bryan Sabotier
Edward Jewesbury ... Psychiatrist
Paul Seed Paul Seed ... Director of Commercial
Stephen Bent Stephen Bent ... Car Dealer
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Storyline

Myra - known as Marigold - is the celebrated face of the Blue Marigold advertising campaign. However, when she appears in a television commercial, she is told that her voice is unsuitable and another girl, Sophie, will be dubbing her. At the same time her married lover Paul leaves her. She is already hitting the bottle and suffering mood swings and she has a breakdown, being admitted to a psychiatric home. On discharge she goes to live with her sister Beryl at a sea-side resort. Here she meets Sophie, who is getting married to Paul, but he too has undergone an unfortunate change. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1982 (UK) See more »

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Anglia Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode stars actress, television host, and rock singer Toyah Wilcox, who is something of a punk icon. She is married to guitarist and King Crimson founder Robert Fripp. See more »

Crazy Credits

There is a voice-over over the end credits which says "Blue Marigold perfume is of course entirely fictitious. The bottle shown in this film was originally created by House of Guerlain for its perfume Shalimar. Guerlain is totally unconnected with the imaginary events shown in this film.". See more »

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disappointing episode
2 June 2006 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

A woman known as Blue Marigold is the face of an advertising campaign. Ordinarily she doesn't speak in the ads, but when it comes time to do a TV ad, she's surprised to discover that she'd been dubbed by another actress. She's upset and ultimately let go by the company with a jeweled blue marigold as a parting gift.

Correspondingly, her boyfriend (a married man) also leaves her, though it's unclear whether he didn't want to be with her as her fame faded or whether he was more upset at her becoming alcoholic.

Year later she bumps into the woman who dubbed her, who is due to be married to her ex- boyfriend.

Competently shot and acted, but the story is rather slight and predictable.


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