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

It's never got right.

He owns this house. Father is

just renting it at the moment.

Mama wants Marian to marry him.

- Mrs Maudsley, you're looking as

radiant as ever. - How kind of you.

But why, if he's so ugly?

Because it's such a good match.


Bring his Lordship's bags upstairs.

I don't think we've been introduced.

My name's Trimingham.

- How do you do, Mr Trimingham?

- Oh, just plain "Trimingham" will do.

Aren't all grown-up men called Mister?

Oh, well, doctors aren't, or professors.

That's a title they have.

Ah. Well, I suppose I have a title too.

It's Viscount Trimingham.

But "Trimingham" is quite

sufficient in ordinary conversation.

You can call me Hugh, if you

prefer. I don't charge extra.

You haven't told me your name.

It's Colston.

Mr Colston? Or Viscount?

My Christian name is Leo.

Really, it's Lionel, but

everyone calls me Leo.

Does Marian call you that?

I noticed you were talking earlier.

Yes, she does.

Well, then so shall I.

Do you like her -- Marian?

Enough to do something for her?


Well, then take her a message.

Say I've got her prayer book.

She left it behind on the pew.


- Hugh asked me to tell you...

- WHO asked you to tell me?

Yes, Hugh asked me to tell you...

WHO asked you to tell me

what? I don't understand.

Marian. Don't tease the poor boy.

She knows exactly who you mean, Leo.

- Trimingham says he's got your prayer

book. - Oh! - You left it behind.

How careless of me. Please thank him.

Why don't you go back and get it?

I'll fetch it later.

Marian said thank you.

- Is that all?

- Yes.

Is it the Black Death?

I have a headache and some spots.

Mama thinks it's the heat,

but the doctor's coming.

Bad luck.

Perhaps we shall all get it,

then we shan't be able

to have the cricket match.

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