A newly arrived governor finds his province under the control of the corrupt Colonel Huerta. To avoid assassination by Huerta, he pretends to be weak and indecisive so Huerta will believe ... See full summary »
The Oxford professor of philosophy Stephen has two favorite pupils, the athletic aristocrat William and the Austrian Anna von Graz. Stephen is a frustrated man, with a negligent wife, ... See full summary »
Policemen Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen investigate the brutal murder of a young white woman, apparently provoked by the availability of a new illegal drug and somehow connected to the disappearance of black street children.
Classic "Masterpiece Theater" adaptation, one I'd like to see again.
This was my introduction to Stanley ("Zulu") Baker & to Sîan ("I, Clavdivs") Phillips, and a very pleasant one at that, and I enjoyed this version much more than the B&W 1940s Oscar winner. The acting was very convincing throughout, and it was evident that the production was a labor of love & Welsh pride, very much in keeping with the book.
Sadly, it's been a quarter century since I saw this on "Masterpiece Theater" and to my knowledge it has not been shown since, nor is it available on video cassette.
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