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The Ray Bradbury Theater: Touch of Petulance

A man comes across another man, who claims to be him from the future and has travelled back in time.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x6
Airdate: Friday October 12th, 1990

Director: John Laing (1)
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Dulcie SmartDulcie Smart
As Alice Hughes
Eddie AlbertEddie Albert
As The Man
Jesse CollinsJesse Collins
As Jonathan Hughes
Main Cast


In a house, a couple argues and a shot rings out. An older man stands over his dead wife, a gun in his hand. He runs out of the house and into the street, hearing police sirens in the distance. He runs off into the night...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Touch of Petulance" by Ray Bradbury. This story was first published in the Kirby McCauley anthology Dark Forces (1980).

Episode Quotes
Man: There's still hope. I have somehow got here, touched you. And begun the change that will save our soul. We are one and the same. The twins of time, riding this trail, now, this hour, this night.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerSeaton McLean  |  Tom Cotter (1)
ProducerJonathan Goodwill  |  Pamela Meekings-Stewart
Production DesignerRick Kofoed
CastingFrances Walsh  |  Susan Forrest  |  Mary Ann Barton
First Assistant DirectorJoe Nolan
Second Assistant DirectorWi Rakete
Make-upSarah Anderson (2)
Key GripAndy Reid (2)
Camera OperatorRichard Bluck
Location ManagerMartin Walsh (3)
Production CoordinatorKaren Gleave  |  Steve D'Onofrio
Assistant EditorEric De Beus
Post Production SupervisorRoss Chambers  |  John Harcourt
GafferSteve Latty
Director of PhotographyAlun Bollinger
Production SecretarySarah Bailey
Art DirectorMike Kane (1)
Production ManagementMaria Saunders
Sound EditorDon Paulin
Dubbing MixerJohn Neill  |  Mike Hedges
Sound RecordistJohn Boswell (2)
Boom OperatorGrant Lawson
Production AccountantAnne Marie Cormier  |  Maureen Zust
Extras CastingLorae Parry
Film EditorJamie Selkirk
Wardrobe AssistantHilary Niederer
Executive In Charge Of ProductionFern Field
Production ExecutiveMarie Watson
Unit ManagerAlex Collins (2)
Music DirectorLouis Natale
ContinuityJenny Vail
Focus PullerJames Cowley
ComposerCharles Cozens
Wardrobe SupervisorGlenis Foster
Still PhotographerMartin Stewart
Assistant GripRoger Feenstra
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