When Reason Sleeps: The Scar (1987)

UK, Ireland, 31 May
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: When Reason Sleeps (1987) – series 1, episode 4

A British/Irish horror television episode directed by Robert Wynne-Simmons.

Plot Summary

A writer tracks down an actor who was involved in a scandal involving the death of a fellow performer and ends up trying to defend him from someone – or something – out to take revenge for his crimes.


Director: Robert Wynne-Simmons
Strongbow Productions, Radio-Telefís Éireann, Channel Four
Producer: Arthur Lappin, Jonathan Cavendish
Series Producer: David Collins, John Kelleher
Screenplay: Robert Wynne-Simmons, Tom Gallagher
Based on the Novel by: A.V. Mellor
Director of Photography: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Music: Stephen Cooney

Kenneth Colley
Gerard McSorley
Olwen Fouere
Gerry Alexander
David Heap
Barry Lynch
Chris Barritt
Sean Lawlor
Guy Carleton
Mick Ford
Lucy Vigne-welsh (A.S.M.)
Ruth Hegarty (nurse)
Simon Kelly (Page)
Ian Morrison (young Howard)