Mr Maugham's Journey Home

One Christmas in the late 1920s, Mrs Hamlyn is returning home to England by ship.

She leaves her unfaithful husband in the Far East, having asked for a divorce.

As the journey progresses, a mysterious illness strikes a fellow passenger and Mrs Hamlyn finds herself making an unexpected decision.

Maugham....David Troughton

Gallagher....Glenn Cunningham

Mrs Hamlyn....Olwen May

Mr Hamlyn....David Fleeshman

Pryce....Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Pam Marshall

Episodes

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01P And O20080721

Stories by Somerset Maugham.

One Christmas in the late 1920s, Mrs Hamlyn is returning home to England by ship.

She leaves her unfaithful husband in the Far East, having asked for a divorce.

As the journey progresses, a mysterious illness strikes a fellow passenger and Mrs Hamlyn finds herself making an unexpected decision.

Maugham....David Troughton

Gallagher....Glenn Cunningham

Mrs Hamlyn....Olwen May

Mr Hamlyn....David Fleeshman

Pryce....Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Pam Marshall

02The Letter20080722

In Singapore during the 1920s, Leslie Joyce has been arrested for shooting dead a family friend in self-defence.

As she and her husband nervously await the trial, the events of the night of the shooting are gradually revealed.

Maugham....David Troughton

Mr Joyce....Jonathan Keeble

Mr Crosbie....David Fleeshman

Chi Seng....Paul Courtenay Hyu

Leslie Crosbie....Olwen May

Hammond....Andonis James Anthony

Mrs Joyce....Barbara Marten

Directed by Pam Marshall

03Daisy20080723

When their daughter Daisy elopes with a married man, the Griffiths find themselves the object of gossip in their little fishing village.

To keep face they decide that they want nothing more to do with Daisy, even after she begs to return home when the relationship fails.

Years go by and word reaches the town about Daisy.

Far from being destitute, she is a successful actress with a very rich and powerful fiance.

Suddenly the Griffiths family feel themselves warming towards her.

Maugham....David Troughton

Miss Reed....Kerry Peers

Robert Griffith....David Fleeshman

Mrs Griffith....Sue Jenkins

George....Marc Parry

Daisy/Mrs Howlett....Julia Rounthwaite

Directed by Carrie Rooney.

04Book Bag20080724

An unsettling tale of sibling devotion and the claustrophobia of 1920s colonial life in the Far East.

Maugham finds himself lending books to a young man who wants to tell him the story of his unhappy engagement.

What begins as an ordinary evening for Maugham turns into a night he will never forget.

Maugham....David Troughton

Featherstone....David Fleeshman

Olive....Julia Rounthwaite

Tim....Andonis James Anthony

Sally....Victoria Brazier

Doctor....Glenn Cunningham

Directed by Pam Marshall

05 LASTBefore The Party20080725

Millicent returns home from colonial life in Borneo, seemingly lacking in emotion following the death of her husband.

As her parents and sister prepare for a party with the bishop, they hear the story of what happened to poor dear Harold.

Maugham....David Troughton

Millicient....Julia Rounthwaite

Mrs Skinner....Barbara Marten

Mr Skinner....David Fleeshman

Kathleen....Victoria Brazier

Harold....Jonathan Keeble

Simpson....Andonis James Anthony

Directed by Pam Marshall