Friday, 17 March 2017
633 The Dark Side of the Sun
First viewed : September 1983
This was the last of a quartet of BBC serials written by Michael Bird which capitalised on the opening-up of the Med to British holiday-makers in the seventies. It stretched over a decade beginning with The Lotus Eaters in 1973 , the others being Who Pays The Ferryman ? and The Aphrodite Inheritance.
This was the darkest of the four. I didn't see all of it but what I did seemed pretty good. Patrick Mower plays a photographer killed in a car crash in Rhodes. His widow Emily Richard goes over there to complete his assignments and soon feels threatened by dark forces, including visitations from her deceased husband, emanating from the sinister tycoon played by Peter Egan. From what I can recall he turned out to be an undead Templar still exerting a malevolent hold on the island.