Daniel is an obeying and high-flying barrister with the good life on his side. Nathaniel Quass is a rich and bizarre recluse, generous, obsessed and sad. This reluctant pair are caught up ... See full summary »

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Daniel Davenport
...
Nathanial Quass
...
Jackaboy
...
Nellie
...
Cricketer
Christopher Driscoll ...
Man in Car Park
Hetty Baynes ...
Sophie
Frank Ellis ...
Herman
...
Parkes
Michael Haughey ...
Green Cap
Ursula Jones ...
Photographer
Ray Sparks ...
Photographer's Companion
Shaheen Khan ...
Zelda
...
Strauss
Romolo Bruni ...
Luigi
Edit

Storyline

Daniel is an obeying and high-flying barrister with the good life on his side. Nathaniel Quass is a rich and bizarre recluse, generous, obsessed and sad. This reluctant pair are caught up in an alliance against an ingenious conspiracy which threatens both their lives. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

blackmail | revenge | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 January 1990 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well-honed comedy drama
22 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stephen Fry stars as a smug, self-satisfied lawyer in this black comedy-drama written by Simon Gray. Fry is reliable as a lovably pompous dimwit who meets an old boy from his school, played by Simon Callow, a man who is forever grimacing in an attempt to be endearing. Then mysterious things start to happen: another old boy from Fry's school goes mad, and then Fry seems to discover that many of his old school-friends have cracked up or died in mysterious circumstances. He fears revenge but he is not certain for what. The tale leads to an unexpected but satisfying conclusion. The cast are excellent, and the script, by Simon Gray (who wrote Cell Mates, the play Fry famously abandoned in panic)is funny and wry. It's a cautionary tale about the dangers of emotional indifference, a subject Gray wrote about to such effect in "Otherwise Engaged." It's a minor work from him, but worth seeing if it ever emerges in the schedules.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interested in obtaining Screen Two Productions ian-stapleton-775-79089
'Contact' 1985 golf_tango_foxtrot
question about Jamie and Nina macbethp
Things I learned from Truly Madly Deeply moggfree
Possible screen two film NEED HELP PLEASE nikkiwalker-38557
Complete Episode List? jenbot
Discuss Old Flames (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?