A full length mystery/suspense drama which tells the story of a man who has lost his memory. Unable to answer such questions as "Who are you?" and "What is your name?" he is taken into the care of a doctor and a police inspector who try to help him recover his identity. The action ranges from Europe to South America and involves a sinister professor, a mysterious plant and the longest secret of a South American civilization.
|Episode 1:||Who is He?
The main character (Orwell) has lost his memory. He is questioned by the police
|Episode 2:||Who is He? (2)
Orwell is questioned by the police
|Episode 3:||Who is Sabina?
Sabina and Sline enter the story. Orwell recalls a conversation on an airplane and going through customs with a South American plant
|Episode 4:||Footprints in the Sand
Orwell remembers riding in Sline's car and checking in at the hotel
|Episode 5:||One O'Clock at Alfredo's
Orwell recalls a phone call from Sline, who has stolen Orwell's manuscript. Flashback to a restaurant, where Sabina puts something in Orwell's drink
|Episode 6:||The Laboratory
Flashback to Sline's laboratory where Orwell is forced to take the memory drug
|Episode 7:||Good News and Bad News
Orwell and Dr Roberts go to the library to get information about the Telo plant. Sabina takes the pages they need to Sline
|Episode 8:||Male and Female
Sline tells Sabina why the drug didn't work on Orwell. Orwell and Roberts hear on the news about a break-in at a greenhouse
|Episode 9:||We Have to Stop Him
Sline and Sabina are preparing a stronger version of the drug to test on Harry. Orwell and Roberts are on their way to Sline's laboratory
|Episode 10:||The Drug
Sabina prepares drinks with the memory drug for Harry and Sline. Orwell and Roberts break into the laboratory
|Episode 11:||The End
Two years later: Roberts and Orwell meet again, and he tells her the Lost Secret of the Mepatecs
Dr. Ross Orwell...........Tom Wilkinson Professor Basil Sline.....Vladek Sheybal Sabina Woolford...........Miranda Richardson Dr Clare Roberts..........Karen Archer Harry Grotch..............Dicken Ashworth Inspector Marvin..........Robert Davidson Others in cast............William Abney Joan Blackham Clive Corener,Anni Domingo Brian Grellis Sally Home Nicolette McKensie Henry Moxon John White David Barry Graham Callan Jocelyn Cunningham Brian Osborne Victoria Williams Philip Goldacre Bob Hewitt Alex Leppard Adrian Mills
Year:....... 1986 Written:.... R. O'Neill, M. Shovel Produced.... BBC English
Reissued as CD-ROM course (Lost Secret 2000)
Year:........1999 Production...DynEd Courseware
Originally produced as an ESL (English as a Second Language) training course, and comes with Teachers Guide, Student Guide and work books.
Broken into 11x13 minute episodes (UK version). Has also been released in America.
Has screened on BBC Prime in the UK
The CD-ROM version has been re-edited from the original videos, and released as an interactive learning package. The videos are presented using Quicktime.