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DoctorMike Reddy
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Oh wondrous Internet, I'm trying (and failing) to remember/search for any reference to an old late 70s/early 80s BBC(?) two part drama, set in a future where England (the UK really) is a pitied backwater country that needs 'developing' - sort of like we'd exited Europe… - where there are only local hamlets left
The main plot revolved around a rural village, there being no large cities anymore, being visited by an American business man, an Indian engineer and a straight laced young Russian woman, who arrive by atomic car (atomicar?) to survey the local countryside for development.

An old lady from the village, a matriarch, is very calm and apparently psychic, because she appears to know the future will have good and bad in store. She predicts her son (grand son?) will fall in love, but it won't last, and that the threat of development will go away, if the visitors are given long enough; the developers are thus 'delayed' from returning to file their report by subtle saboutage, to give them time to realise the villagers just want to be let alone. The old lady's grandson falls for the Russian, who starts out very controlled, prim and proper, but is seduced by the beauty of the rural village, and falls in turn for the young man. They are very happy for a while. The Indian and American also come to realise this backwater place needs preserving, each having found their own peace. All three find something they had lost somehow. However, the price they have to pay to keep the village safe is to leave when their delayed "atomicar" finally arrives.

The young Russian woman, having bloomed like an English rose, has to return to her sharp dressed, cold controlled existence. The young man has to let her go. The American and Indian men have to return to jobs and lives they now know they hate. However, if they don't go back, the World will come to the village and see the duplicity of a false report claiming the mineral rights aren't worth exploiting.

I thought the show was called (or had reference to) "Summer's Lease" but I cannot find the right thing with that title. I know the phrase was used by the psychic old woman at one point, and that many cast members were quite famous at the time. I can picture several of the actors quite distinctly - the play clearly had a strong impact on me - but don't know any of their names.

Does anyone recognise this?
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A workshop which explores how digital can help you develop your practice and increase your reach. This event, facilitated by Professor Ian Hargreaves, will bring together people working in any creative job, business or organisation to explore how we can use digital to maximise our creative impact. We’ll share some of the most inspirational digital projects in Wales and explore how these have developed in a fast-moving, digital world. We’ll explor...
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Story Teller, Writer and Broadcaster, Lecturer and all round Pedagogist, interested in Games, Plagiarism, Social Effects of Technology, oh and Plagiarism. Dr. Mike "DoctorMike" Reddy has studied and worked at several universities, including Durham, Leeds and Manchester, and is now Programme Leader for Games and Future Technology at the University of Wales, Newport. He claims to be “an awful academic, far more interested in the playing and the doing of life than the writing and reviewing” and perhaps for that reason has been instrumental in raising debate over 21st century pedagogy and teaching practices in the UK, reprioritizing learning and reminding us that education is something you do for/with students, not at them. He is currently stupidly busy working on the World's first Foundation Degree for getting Artists to program, while running the EU funded caldys2 project aimed at creating computer games to aid children with dyslexia learn English as a second language, with 10 EU partners. Lots of travel, lots of work, no time...
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