In the age of Prozac, a new vision of Stevenson's visionary story about the use of chemicals to alter personality and the dangers inherent therein might be a nice idea. Unfortunately, such rich possibilities completely eluded London Weekend Television's David Wickes, in whose hands the
classic text is mutated into a Hyde-like distortion.
Dr. Jekyll (Michael Caine) is a brave, caring healer who saves the life of a little girl his alter-ego has viciously tossed under a carriage moments before. His philosophical opponent in applied chemistry, Dr Lanyon (Joss Ackland), is transformed in this version into Hyde's father-in-law, whose
daughter perished under Jekyll's...