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The Groundling and the Kite

Peter is a songwriter, while his old friend Jimmy is an A and R (Artists and Repertoire) man. But when Jimmy tries to sell one of Peter's songs, Peter is furious. Can the friendship survive?

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Release Date: Thu, Oct 15, 1970

Country: GB
Language: En
Runtime: 75
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Season 14:

Stan's Last Game
Episode 1: Stan's Last Game (Oct 25, 1983)
James Grout and Bert Parnaby are rival chairmen of a northern football club in the run-up to an important cup match. As tempers fray, retiring president Charles Lamb provides a calming voice of sanity.
Young Shoulders
Episode 2: Young Shoulders (Feb 14, 1984)
Cynical teenager Andrew Groves re-evaluates his attitude to life and his parents after his sister dies in a plane crash.
A Coming to Terms for Billy
Episode 3: A Coming to Terms for Billy (Feb 21, 1984)
When his father comes home to Belfast after more than 2 years in England, conflicts arise with Billy
Z for Zachariah
Episode 4: Z for Zachariah (Feb 28, 1984)
After a nuclear holocaust, only a man and a woman survive in a Welsh valley.
Moving on the Edge
Episode 5: Moving on the Edge (Mar 06, 1984)
A woman in a state of personal crisis finds it hard to communicate with her husband and family.
Desert of Lies
Episode 6: Desert of Lies (Mar 13, 1984)
An expedition tracing the path of long-lost missionaries meets with tragedy in the Kalahari Desert.
Hard Feelings
Episode 7: Hard Feelings (Mar 20, 1984)
A group of unemployed Oxford drop-outs living in a Brixton commune get their come-uppance by one of them.
Under the Hammer
Episode 8: Under the Hammer (Mar 27, 1984)
Concerning the life of the artist Vincent Van Gogh
King
Episode 9: King (Apr 03, 1984)
A man who has had a good life in England wants to retire to Jamaica, but the celebration with his daughters doesn't go as expected.
Rainy Day Women
Episode 10: Rainy Day Women (Apr 10, 1984)
In 1940, during World War II, an officer is sent to investigate rumors of German spies in a sleepy village where various people are the victims of war hysteria
Dog Ends
Episode 11: Dog Ends (Jul 17, 1984)
In a future society where euthansia is common, a man signs papers to have his father put down
The Groundling and the Kite
Episode 12: The Groundling and the Kite (Jul 24, 1984)
Peter is a songwriter, while his old friend Jimmy is an A and R (Artists and Repertoire) man. But when Jimmy tries to sell one of Peter's songs, Peter is furious. Can the friendship survive?
The Cry
Episode 13: The Cry (Jul 31, 1984)
In 1959 Ulster, a journalist witnesses the beating of a youth
It Could Happen to Anybody
Episode 14: It Could Happen to Anybody (Aug 14, 1984)
A long-suffering Glasgow housewife puts up with years of her husband's violence and drunkenness - and then something happens which makes her snap and fight back.
Only Children
Episode 15: Only Children (Aug 21, 1984)
A young woman's comfortable life is turned upside down when she has a baby.
The Amazing Miss Stella Estelle
Episode 16: The Amazing Miss Stella Estelle (Aug 28, 1984)
Miss Stella Estelle is a cabaret singer in working men's clubs, and she sings songs from the 1960s to support a large and difficult family. But how long can it go on? The backdrop is a family in decay: husband out of work, wife working and still doing the domestics, daughter the singer and hopeful star, son her "manager" but in reality going nowhere. Stella plays a crummy club circuit, singing songs for oldies for £50 a night - She's never going to be a star because of her parents' short-sighted greed.

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