ZCF 487 The dark side of the Sun


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Catalogue numberZCF 487
TitleThe dark side of the Sun
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Released1983
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Country of originUK UK flag
Media typeREB 487
Media genreDramas
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'The Dark Side of the Sun' is a 6 part mystery by Michael J. Bird, the author of 'The Lotus Eaters', 'Who Pays the Ferryman' and the @Aphrodite Inheritance'. Once again the setting is Greece. The action is set on the island of Rhodes and concerns a photographer who goes there to illustrate a travel book. He dies in mysteries circumstances and his young and attrictive wife determines to carry on his work. This leads to an increasingly frightening series of supernatural incidents. The series stars Emily Richard, Peter Egan, Patrick Mower, Christopher Scoular and the Greek star Betty Arvaniti who will be remembered for her supurb performance in 'Who Pays the Ferryman?'.

The Producer is Vere Lorrimer and the director David Askey.

The music for the soundtrack was written by Stavros Xarhakos, one of Greece's leading composers. The music he has written springs not the sophistication of Athens but from the gritty vibrant spirit of the people of Rhodes. Here Greek bouzoukis clash with Turkish fiddles against a background of pulse-beating drums. In a series of sharp sketches Xarhakos has captured the heat and dust of the villages, the sparkle of the water and the ancient rhythm of country folk. But he has also voven into the music a handful of melodies which tug at the heart, symbolising the eternal romance of the Greek Isles.
 

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REB 487The dark side of the Sun
 

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[albums]REB 487The dark side of the Sun
[singles]RESL 135The dark side of the sun

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