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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 January 1976 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Absolutely brilliant - need this on DVD! See more (13 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [16])

Tom Conti ... Adam Morris (4 episodes, 1976)

Barbara Kellerman ... 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)

Roger Hammond ... Ronald Braithwaite / ... (3 episodes, 1976)

Jeremy Child ... John Cadman (3 episodes, 1976)

Nigel Havers ... Denis Porson (3 episodes, 1976)
Leonard Sachs ... Lionel Morris (3 episodes, 1976)
Angela Down ... Joyce Bradley / ... (2 episodes, 1976)

Anna Carteret ... 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)

Series Directed by
Waris Hussein (3 episodes, 1976)
Robert Knights (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Writing credits
Frederic Raphael (6 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Mark Shivas .... producer (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Cinematography by
John McGlashan (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Norman Carr (1 episode, 1976)
Ken Pearce (1 episode, 1976)
Bill Shapter (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Production Design by
Spencer Chapman (3 episodes, 1976)
Sally Hulke (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Allen (4 episodes, 1976)
Judy Moorcroft (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sandra Shepherd .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Fraser Lowden .... production unit manager (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
Chick Anthony .... sound (3 episodes, 1976)
John Holmes .... sound (2 episodes, 1976)
Mike Turner .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Channon .... lighting / lighting technician / ... (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Broke .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976)
Maureen Moore .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1976)
Graham Benson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1976)
 

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Runtime:
75 min (6 episodes)
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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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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely brilliant - need this on DVD!, 19 December 2006

This series was the kind of thing that made TV worth it a quarter century ago. Written by the English novelist Frederick Raphael from his book, it was more than a little autobiographic, and carried the flavour of the 50s and 60s, while avoiding many of the clichés this period evokes.

The TV series was Intelligent, wry, literate, subtle, with brilliant acting.

In post-war England, it followed a group of students at Cambridge, with their hopes, affairs, confrontations with life, and, later, disillusionments and achievements. It's impossible to explain how truly intelligent the writing is; this has to be experienced.

We NEED it on DVD!

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