Moon and Son
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|Moon and Son|
|Written by||Robert Banks Stewart|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Producer(s)||Robert Banks Stewart|
|Running time||50 min|
|Original release||4 January– 28 March 1992|
Moon and Son is a BBC TV series made in 1992.
Premise and characters
The series starred Millicent Martin as a clairvoyant, Gladys Moon, and John Michie as her very attractive psychic son, Trevor Moon, who travelled between Folkestone in the United Kingdom and France, doing readings and selling occult and astrological goods from their mobile "salon" (called "Visions") and getting involved in various adventures along the way. Trevor seemed to be waiting for his dead father's money, although he was secretly fond of Gladys, and she was fond of a tipple or two.
It co-starred Laure Killing as Cecille Coulmier, Trevor's girlfriend, and other characters included the zany Zelda (Anita Graham) as another clairvoyant/medium friend of Gladys's, Sergeant Eavis (Ian Redford) in the UK and Inspector Sardou in France (Patrick Drury) who all assisted the duo through their adventures.
Despite reports that the BBC had already commissioned a second series before the first one aired, the show only ran for 13 episodes and was cancelled after series one. John Michie went on to star as Robbie Ross in the long-running "Taggart" TV series and "Bare Necessities", while Millicent Martin, already famous for "That Was The Week That Was" in the sixties, went on to star in the American soap "Days of Our Lives" and as another Mrs Moon - Daphne's mother in the hit sitcom Frasier.
The series was created by Robert Banks Stewart, who also wrote for the long-running series The Avengers and Doctor Who in the 1960s and 1970s. To this date the series has only been repeated once on Satellite TV and has never been released on DVD or video.
The series was mostly filmed in Kent and France. In Kent they used a variety of locations including Folkestone, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Oare Marshes, Chilham Castle, Crabble Corn Mill, Dover, Deal, Folkestone Harbour, Dungeness Estate, The Grand Folkestone, The Leas Cliff Hall and The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
|Episode no.||Title||First transmission (UK)||Director||Writer|
|1||"Crystal Clear It's Murder"||4 January 1992||Robert Tronson||Robert Banks Stewart|
|2||"Star of Fortune"||11 January 1992||Ken Grieve||Michael Aitkens|
|3||"G.I. Joe is Missing"||18 January 1992||Roger Tucker||Robert Banks Stewart|
|4||"Where No Birds Sing"||25 January 1992||John Strickland||Michael Aitkens|
|5||"The Horns of Capricorn"||1 February 1992||Moira Armstrong||Jim Hawkins|
|6||"Nearly Dearly Departed"||8 February 1992||John Strickland||Gawn Grainger|
|7||"A Foreign Body"||15 February 1992||Moira Armstrong||Gawn Grainger|
|8||"Her Death Was So Sudden"||22 February 1992||Ken Grieve||Robert Banks Stewart|
|9||"Past, Present and Future"||29 February 1992||Paul Harrison||Stephen Mayne|
|10||"Music in the Air"||7 March 1992||Paul Harrison||Colin Giffin|
|11||"The Chinese Medicine Man"||14 March 1992||Henry Herbert||Nick McCarty|
|12||"The Place of Cold Fires"||21 March 1992||Henry Herbert||Leslie Darbon|
|13||"S.O.S. From A Gemini"||28 March 1992||Roger Tucker||Alan Goldstreet|
- Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Moon and Son Article".