Mrs Mariner is getting bored.
The old man comes home after a hard day pestering people with his lurid seafaring yarns, and all he wants is his tea and the paper.
Meanwhile, in another place and time, Laura Sparrow is fed up with her husbands obsession with Coleridge's poem and his philandering with female students.
As characters from these narratives start to invade each others lives, the question is, who is writing the script?
Ancient Mariner....Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Mariner....Phyllida Nash
Ivan Sparrow....David Calder
Laura Sparrow....Amanda Root
Directed by Sara Davies