A Leap in the Dark – To Kill a King by Alan Garner (1980)

Anthony Bate plays Harry, a writer suffering from a years-long writers’ block. At times we see his muse, who seems more elusive than helpful. Or is that just my view? Can it be she’s taunting him? Or is he finally slipping into the madness of breakdown?

As his mental state deteriorates his agent and sister become vaguely sinister figures, while the external world seems oddly alien.

Can find no trace of a DVD release for this and it seems possible it’s another of the items lost in the BBC turn-out of some years back, when so many pieces of archived film and tape were trashed.

Anthony Bate … Harry
Jonathan Elsom … David
Clare Griffel … Voice
Nicola Roch … Girl
Pauline Yates … Clare