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Television (Excerpts) – 1984

Brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed.
– Derek Challis on his mother Iris Wilkinson, in his book The Book of Life: A Life of Robin Hyde
Morse says that Wilkinson's need to have children in spite of being unmarried would have been not only accepted but accommodated today in a way unheard of in the 30s.
– Actor Helen Morse on social changes explored in telefilm Iris, The Listener, 24 December 1983
Look lady, whatever you think, I want this to work too. Not for you, not for [the director] Mike's obsession, but for her. So until you try sitting down behind that bloody typewriter — just you and the ghost of a dead woman — don't you give any more of that shit about playing games.
– Scriptwriter Kelly (Philip Holden) to Sammie (Helen Morse), the actor playing Iris
...an astonishing book. I think the life-force, the love of life in it and the will — God there's so many things — someone talking about their childhood, about society, love and repression; struggle ... but through a poet's vision.
– Actor Helen Morse on Iris Wilkinson's 1938 novel The Godwits Fly, in The Listener, 24 December 1983