Who Pays the Ferryman?

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1977
Who Pays the Ferryman? is a television series produced by the BBC in 1977. The title of the series refers to the ancient religious belief and mythology of Charon the ferryman to Hades. In ancient times, it was the custom to place coins in or on the... read more

Who Pays the Ferryman? is a television series produced by the BBC in 1977. The title of the series refers to the ancient religious belief and mythology of Charon the ferryman to Hades. In ancient times, it was the custom to place coins in or on the mouth of the deceased before cremation so that the deceased could pay the ferryman to go to Hades.

Original Release

11/07/1977 on BBC

Cast

Patience Collier Katerina Matakis
Nikos Verlekis Nikos Vassilakis
Jack Hedley Alan Haldane
Betty Arvaniti Annika Zeferis
Mairi Sokali Elena Vassilakis
Takis Emmanuel Matheos Noukakis
Neil McCarthy Babis Spiridakis
Stefan Gryff The Major
Alexis Sergis Alexis Vassilakis
Nikos Kouros Xenophon Hasapis
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Return to Yesterday Monday, 07 November 1977
2 Some Talk of Alexander Monday, 14 November 1977
3 The Long Shadow Monday, 21 November 1977
4 A Dead Man to Carry My Cross Monday, 28 November 1977
5 Receive the Light Monday, 05 December 1977
6 The Well Monday, 12 December 1977
7 A River to Cross Monday, 19 December 1977
8 The Daughters of Themis Monday, 26 December 1977

Directors

William Slater

Writers

Michael J. Bird

Creators

Michael J. Bird

Cast

Patience Collier Katerina Matakis
Nikos Verlekis Nikos Vassilakis
Jack Hedley Alan Haldane
Betty Arvaniti Annika Zeferis
Mairi Sokali Elena Vassilakis
Takis Emmanuel Matheos Noukakis
Neil McCarthy Babis Spiridakis
Stefan Gryff The Major
Alexis Sergis Alexis Vassilakis
Nikos Kouros Xenophon Hasapis
Steve Plytas Petros Matakis
Patrick Magee Duncan Neve / Bernard Kingsley
John Eastham Customs Official
Sally Knyvette Samantha Ross
Allan Mitchell Leonard Cooper
Bernard Brown David Haldane
Gareth Thomas Tony Viglis
Labros Kotsiris Georgios
Kevork Malikyan Doctor
Marina Sirtis Ariadne

Producers

Editors

Bill Shapter, James Walker

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