Tom Brown, as a new boy at Rugby Public School, has to contend with the school's harsh discipline and accepted bullying from the older boys. Adaptation of Thomas Hughes' novel.
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1973  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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 Dr. Thomas Arnold (5 episodes, 1971)
Simon Fisher-Turner ...
 Ned East (5 episodes, 1971)
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 Flashman (5 episodes, 1971)
Anthony Murphy ...
 Tom Brown (5 episodes, 1971)
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 Sunning (4 episodes, 1971)
David Hampshire ...
 Diggs (4 episodes, 1971)
Christopher Moran ...
 Coates (4 episodes, 1971)
Mark Rogers ...
 Cuthbertson (4 episodes, 1971)
Barry Stokes ...
 Brooke (4 episodes, 1971)
Sean Bury ...
 Denning (3 episodes, 1971)
Simon Conrad ...
 Willoughby (3 episodes, 1971)
Geoffrey Edwards ...
 Reverend Bird (3 episodes, 1971)
Gerald Flood ...
 Sir Richard Flashman (3 episodes, 1971)
Christopher Guard ...
 Darcy (3 episodes, 1971)
Davyd Harries ...
 Reverend Anstey (3 episodes, 1971)
Valerie Holliman ...
 Rosy Redman (3 episodes, 1971)
Mark Jefferis ...
 Harker (3 episodes, 1971)
Robin Langford ...
 Martin (3 episodes, 1971)
Dan Meaden ...
 Cully Redman (3 episodes, 1971)
Edward Palmer ...
 Thomas (3 episodes, 1971)
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Tom Brown, as a new boy at Rugby Public School, has to contend with the school's harsh discipline and accepted bullying from the older boys. Adaptation of Thomas Hughes' novel.

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Drama | Family

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14 January 1973 (USA)  »

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Aventuras de Tom Brown  »

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(5 Episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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According to the novel, East's first name is Harry, while in the show it is Ned. See more »

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Version of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1916) See more »

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well-done bbc mini-series; superior to 1940 film.
24 July 1999 | by (michigan, usa) – See all my reviews

This version, which showed in the US as a "Masterpiece Theatre" program, is a good deal more true to the original novel than the 1940 Hollywood attempt with Jimmy Lydon. It is also much less full of treacle. Young Anthony Murphy is an open-faced, earnest Tom, and Richard Morant is very convincing as blackguard-in- training Flashman. While it's not up to the cinematic standard of the Gordon Parry film released in 1950 (with John Howard Davies as Tom), this version is well worth a viewing if you're any kind of fan of Hughes' book.


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