Tropical Moon Over Dorking

A Limehouse production for Channel 4


On a beautiful tropical beach, Rex, an incredibly handsome brain surgeon and Camilla, an impossibly beautiful ballerina, declare their undying love for each other. 
But the course of true love never runs smoothly, and Rex and Camilla's problems can only be solved in Dorking, where Myra Foster, their creator, sits at her word processor and tries to write her latest romantic novel. 
But real life has a nasty habit of intruding on Myra's world of chaste heroines and heroes.

Transmission history

First broadcast on Channel 4 on 31st March 1985 between 8:15 and 9:15 pm
Repeat broadcast on 13th December 1986
Duration: 60 minutes


Starring Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Nicky Henson

Written by Jeremy Burnham

Music by Anthony Phillips

Produced by Susi Hush

Directed by Robert Chetwyn

Music Details

One piece of the music for this programme (Erotic Strings) was originally released on the 1985 vinyl release of the compilation album Harvest of the Heart.
The track was subsequently included on the CD re-issue of A Catch At The Tables.

Three further pieces of the music from the programme (Estrangement, Myra's Dream & Reconcilliation) were released as Tropical Moon Over Dorking Suite on Finger Painting.

A previously unreleased piece (Tropical Moon Romance) and a piano-only mix of Estrangement were released on Extra Missing Links, the additional CD included in the Missing Links I - IV set.


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