Moonlight on the Highway (1969)

Writing for ITV's SATURDAY NIGHT THEATRE series, Dennis Potter introduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, David Peters (Ian Holm), claims, "Once dreams were possible, that's what the popular songs told us." Rejecting rock music of the day, Peters is immersed in the tunes of Thirties crooner Al Bowlly (killed during the London blitz). He collects Bowlly memorabilia, publishes the Bowlly fan-club newsletter, and finds pleasure in lip-synching Bowlly records but his obsession with Bowlly masks certain darker events in his past.

Directing:
  • James MacTaggart

Writing:
  • Dennis Potter

Stars:
Release Date: 1969-04-12
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 52
Ian Holm
Ian Holm
Unknown
Anthony Bate
Anthony Bate
Unknown
Deborah Grant
Deborah Grant
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