A series of three film reports by Trevor Philpott on The Mighty Mississippi
The story of two boats which earn their keep on the brown waters of the Mississippi. One, the Delta Queen, is the last of the overnight steamboats, inheritor, of all the glamour and the legends, gelling a few days' adventure and romance to the lucky few who can afford to pay the price. The other is the America, biggest of all the towboats, with the power to push 40,000 tons of cargo against the current. It is manned by its own peculiar breed of men, tough and independent; men who are isolated for 30 days at a time on a moving island of steel.
by David Halliwell
Another chance to see six of the plays from this award-winning series
[Starring] Michele Dotrice, Ruth Dunning, Denholm Elliott, Richard Vernon, Dennis Waterman, Billie Whitelaw
Peter has quite a story to tell. After all, he heard part of it from Claire who herself got part of it from her father and the rest from Grannie. So it must be true.
"David Halliwell's bursting at the seams black comedy was a brantub of fizzing ideas" (Daily Mirror)
Lorry driver's mate:
Claire as a child:
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