BBC-TV 1977 - Joanne Woodward, Laurence Olivier, Carrie Fisher, Patience Collier. Written by William Inge, based on his 1950 Broadway play. “For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a "shot gun" marriage. Lola lost the baby and gives a lot of her affection to Sheba, a dog that disappeared a few months before the play opens. Doc blames Lola for having to drop out of medical school and not becoming a "real" doctor. Until joining AA a year ago, his escape was alcohol. Then college student Marie rents a room in their home. Doc feels passion for the first time in 20 years. But Marie has two suitors her own age. Lola, unaware of Doc's emotions, becomes as interested in Marie's future as if Marie were her daughter."