Harbour Lights

Season 2 Episode 5

Storm Damage

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Aired Unknown May 21, 2000 on BBC Two
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Storm Damage
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Following a storm an amnesiac Asian woman is found on the beach. While Steve finds himself falling for her, Mike and Melanie begin to search for the answers to who she is, and why she was on a wrecked boat. As the answers emerge, they have are left with a race against time to find a group of illegal immigrants who have tuberculosis.moreless

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  • Deja Vu all over again

    7.5
    Harbour Lights did some more recycling in this one - just as they'd had Melanie throw Mike in the cells in episode 1 then throw Steve in the cells in episode 2, they had Mike fooled by a seductive female criminal in episode 4 then made it Steve's turned to get duped by a femme fatale in episode 5. Still, it probably saved time in script meetings.



    This episode's seductress is washed ashore unconscious after a massive storm, and doesn't really have to do much seducing since Steve goes doolally for her before she's even opened her eyes. She promptly claims amnesia, an understandable psychological reaction to waking up finding young Blade Junior drooling over you. The main plot then consists of Steve, Mike and Mel helping her to find out who she really is and, eventually, discovering what she's really up to. Meanwhile the sub-plot revolves around George Blade finding he's uninsured for lightning damage to his cafe (naturally), dodging some dodgy property dealing by one of Tony Simpson's shady business associates, and outsmarting Simpson himself over a lease, only to get semi-outsmarted back.



    Another day at the office then for third-way Harbour Lights - not as low-budget violent as the start of Series 2, but missing the warmth and humanity (and warm, human characters) of Series 1. This episode does have the distinction of including the show's most distant (from West Bay) location - somewhere claiming to be Southall in Middlesex (where Mike etc have taken the mystery woman to see if she recognises anyone from the Asian community there), and which certainly isn't Bridport, where most other off-harbour shots were filmed. They'd blown the blowing-up cars budget by then, but there was evidently still enough left in the kitty for a drive up the M3.moreless
Tim Matthews

Tim Matthews

Steve Blade

Louis Mahoney

Louis Mahoney

Elvis [ season 1 ]

Matilda Ziegler

Matilda Ziegler

Jane Ford [ season 1 ]

Paola Dionisotti

Paola Dionisotti

Aunt Nicholls [ season 1 ]

Nick Berry

Nick Berry

Lt Com Mike Nicholls

Tina Hobley

Tina Hobley

Melanie

Ash Varrez

Ash Varrez

Cafe Owner

Guest Star

Ace Bhatti

Ace Bhatti

Ramesh

Guest Star

Ian Cullen

Ian Cullen

Chief Inspector

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