The Go-Between

Synopsis: In 1900 12 year old Leo Colston spends a blisteringly hot summer with the wealthy family of class-mate Marcus Maudsley at their Norfolk estate. When Marcus falls ill Leo is befriended by the daughter of the house, the glamorous, captivating Marian, who is to be engaged to disfigured Boer War veteran, the kindly Hugh Trimingham. Totally smitten by her, Leo agrees to carry business letters between herself and young tenant farmer Ted Burgess. However the messages are not what they first appear to be and will have unfortunate consequences spanning half a century when Leo meets up with Marian again.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Pete Travis
  1 win & 2 nominations.
89 min

Leo, I have a few errands to run.

Can you manage on your own for an hour?

I'll see you back at the station.

All aboard!

3.42, calling at Halesham,

Croxham, Brandham...

'Let me look at you.'


Oh, darling Leo, look at you.

What a cool customer he looks!

Just like a cucumber.

And the same shade of green.

It's Lincoln green. He

might be Robin Hood.

And there's his Maid Marian!

- Do you feel different?

- I feel quite another person.

Let me look at you, Leo.

I think it does very well.

Did you see anyone in town?

Not a cat.

We were hard at it the whole

time, weren't we, Leo?

Yes, we were.

Well, he'll be much cooler now, anyway.

What a cheek! He must

know he's trespassing.

- Goodness! I think he's naked.

- Well, you'd better not look.

Ah, it's Ted Burgess, the

tenant at Black Farm.

We don't know him socially, of course,

but he mustn't think us stuck-up.

Whoever he is, we're going to change.

It takes us a long time.

He doesn't swim badly, for a farmer.

I didn't know anyone

were going to be here.

I shan't be long.

Well, don't hurry on our

account. We'll, um...

We'll swim further up.

Oh, by the way,

Trimingham's coming tonight.

Er, he'll probably want to

come and check on the harvest.

I shouldn't be a bit surprised.

Well, I... I think I put him at his ease.

Oh, oh, my hair!

My hair's come down, it's all wet!

I'll never get it dry! I'm coming out.

Is that man going?

Yes. It's quite safe now.


Hello, Leo.

Do you know him, Marian?

I don't know, I might have

met him. I don't remember.

You're here, though.

That's the main thing.

Come on.

Welcome back, my Lord.

I trust you had a comfortable journey?

- Perfectly tolerable...

- That's Trimingham.

He was wounded by the Boers.

He was shot in the face.

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