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Old Mar 30 2010, 07:13 PM   #71
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Who Pays the Ferryman? was 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 on the eyes of the deceased before cremation so that the deceased could pay the ferryman to go to Hades.

The eight-part series was written by Michael J. Bird.

Thirty years after he had fought alongside the local resistance (andartes) during the Second World War, and after his boat-building business is bought out, an ex-soldier returns to Crete to take stock. He finds the ghosts of the past waiting for him there, and those who would do him ill. The shadows of his past interrupt and threaten his present happiness.
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