The Sextet

The Sextet was a series of eight plays, each by a different writer, performed by six actors, transmitted between 13/06/72 and 01/08/1972. Only three have survived in the archives, Night Duty (20/06); Stoker Leishman's Diaries (11/07) and this witty satire from the pen of Dennis Potter, starring Denholm Elliott and Billy Whitelaw, first seen on 04/07/72. Elliott plays a neurotic actor who has delusions of being spied on constantly by TV cameras. He chooses to star in life-affirming dog food commercials in order to avoid consorting with sex-obsessed TV drama producers!