PACK of LIES abundantly demonstrates HUGH WHITEMORE’s ability to choose a real event in recent remembered history to weave his favourite themes of human follies and affections allied to inevitable betrayal by all the protagonists. This intriguing tale concerns true events of the early 1960s. Helen and Peter Kroger, living a seemingly quiet life in a London suburb, together with a certain Gordon Lonsdale, were convicted of spying for the Russians and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, only to be exchanged 8 years later for a Britain imprisoned in Moscow. The fictional side of the story involves their “friends” and neighbours – an ordinary middleclass family. Barbara, Bob and Julie are catapulted into a sordid world of deception and treachery, with Barbara realising too late that the Krogers had betrayed her and that she, in turn, had betrayed the Krogers.
|Bob Jackson||Nick Sample|
|Barbara Jackson||Caroline Hickey|
|Julie Jackson||Erica Pickard|
|Helen Kroger||Ros Greenwood (AWARD)|
|Peter Kroger||Graham Simmonds|