Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.
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1976  
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 Adam Morris (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Barbara Morris / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Mark Wing-Davey ...
 Mike Clode (4 episodes, 1976)
Clive Merrison ...
 Bill Bourne (3 episodes, 1976)
John Gregg ...
 Alan Parks (3 episodes, 1976)
Emily Richard ...
 Anna Cunningham (3 episodes, 1976)
Malcolm Stoddard ...
 Dan Bradley (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Ronald Braithwaite / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
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 John Cadman (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Denis Porson (3 episodes, 1976)
Leonard Sachs ...
 Lionel Morris (3 episodes, 1976)
Angela Down ...
 Joyce Bradley / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Barbara Parks / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Suzanne Stone ...
 Jo-Ann Case / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Steve Plytas ...
 Bruno Lazlo (2 episodes, 1976)
Simon Cadell ...
 Ken Hobbs (2 episodes, 1976)
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Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.

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It was generally believed that the central character in this mini-series, a brilliant Jewish student at Cambridge who becomes a novelist and film writer, was an autobiographical portrait of Frederic Raphael, the scriptwriter of the series. See more »

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Terrific mini-series. But when are they going to release it on DVD?
30 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best British mini-series ever. I've been trying to buy this series on VHS or DVD for the longest time. It's not available. I'm hoping someone from the BBC will read this and get the ball rolling. The Glittering Prizes is not to be missed. Tom Conti is terrific, but then again, so is the entire cast. It's a wonderful ensemble piece. The screenplay was written by the incredibly witty Frederic Raphael, who adapted it from his novel. Raphael is known for "Darling" and a few other British films from the 60s and 70s. He also wrote most of "Eyes Wide Shut" before Kubrick re-wrote sections of it. The most recent film I've seen written by Raphael is "Coast To Coast" directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Judy Davis and Richard Dreyfuss. "Coast To Coast" was not released in theaters, only on cable. It's available on DVD and is very funny. The Glittering Prizes deserves its chance on DVD, too.


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