Reckless (TV serial)

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Genre Serial drama
Written by Paul Abbott
Directed by Sarah Harding (2 episodes)
David Richards (4 episodes + sequel)
Starring Robson Green
Francesca Annis
Michael Kitchen
Composer(s) Hal Lindes
Christopher Gunning
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6 (series)
1 (sequel)
Producer(s) Sita Williams
Carolyn Reynolds (Exec.)
Running time 60 minutes (with commercials)
Original network ITV
Picture format PAL, Colour, 14:9
Original release 6 February – 13 March 1997
(TV Movie) 11 October 1998

Reckless is a British television serial written by Paul Abbott. Produced by Granada Television for the ITV network, it aired in six parts in the UK in 1997.

A two-hour sequel, Reckless: The Sequel, was shown in 1998.

Plot outline[edit]

Dr Owen Springer is a surgeon in his thirties, on his way from London to Manchester to move in with his ailing father. On the train journey, Owen needs to make an urgent phone call but the only person who will allow him to use her mobile phone is fellow passenger, Anna Fairley, a beautiful woman in her forties. Unbeknown to Owen, she is also the head of the management consultancy administering his forthcoming personality assessment for a new job at a local Manchester hospital. By the time of their second meeting, Owen has already developed romantic feelings towards Anna, though she spurns all his advances. To complicate matters further, Owen discovers Anna is also the wife of his new boss at the hospital, Dr Richard Crane. However, Owen discovers Richard is having an affair himself, knowledge which he uses to bring himself and Anna closer together.


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US Airing[edit]

The series was shown in the United States as part of PBS' Masterpiece Theatre. For that airing every two episodes were combined, resulting in only three episodes, each running about 90 mins without commercials (excluding PBS intros).


Reckless and its sequel are available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.


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