Picks and Pans Review: The Sorrows of Gin

updated 10/29/1979 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/29/1979 01:00AM

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This is the first of three John Cheever stories adapted for TV by young playwrights (Wendy Wasserstein in this case). Mara Hobel achingly portrays an 8-year-old seeking affection from her party-going parents, Edward Herrmann and Sigourney (Alien) Weaver. That the gifted Eileen Heckart and Rachel Roberts play babysitters shows PBS's commitment to this powerful series.

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