Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed on location in Yorkshire, the three-part British miniseries A Time to Dance related the melancholy tale of a retired banker who inaugurated a romance with an 18-year-old Irish girl. The romance inexorably led to disaster for both the old man and the young girl. Ronald Pickup played the banker, while Dervla Kirwan ascended to stardom in the role of Bernadette Kennedy (thanks in great part to a brief nude scene in the first episode). Adapted by Melvyn Bragg from his own novel, A Time to Dance aired over BBC1 in 1991.