G.B.H. (1991)

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Series cast summary:
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 Michael Murray (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Jim Nelson (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Laura Nelson (7 episodes, 1991)
Alan Igbon ...
 Teddy (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Peter (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Franky Murray (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Mrs. Murray (7 episodes, 1991)
Paul Oldham ...
 Joey Thug (7 episodes, 1991)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Lou Barnes (7 episodes, 1991)
Chris Hargreaves ...
 Scrawny Thug (7 episodes, 1991)
Gary Mavers ...
 Billy Thug (7 episodes, 1991)
Wayne Foskett ...
 Macker Thug (7 episodes, 1991)
Karl Barry ...
 Fifth Thug (7 episodes, 1991)
Paul Daneman ...
 Mervyn Sloan (7 episodes, 1991)
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Bubbles (7 episodes, 1991)
Jane Danson ...
 Eileen Critchley (7 episodes, 1991)
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 Barbara Douglas (6 episodes, 1991)
Edward Mallon ...
 Mark Nelson (6 episodes, 1991)
Hayley Fairclough ...
 Jessica Nelson (6 episodes, 1991)
Michael Angelis ...
 Martin Niarchos (6 episodes, 1991)
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 Susan Nelson (6 episodes, 1991)
David Ross ...
 Mr Weller (6 episodes, 1991)
Jimmy Mulville ...
 Researcher (6 episodes, 1991)
Stephen Hall ...
 Young Michael Murray (6 episodes, 1991)
Bill Stewart ...
 Geoff (5 episodes, 1991)
Gareth Tudor Price ...
 Richard Grenville (5 episodes, 1991)
Michelle Atkinson ...
 Young Barbara (5 episodes, 1991)
John Henshaw ...
 Minder 1 (4 episodes, 1991)
Al Brierley ...
 Minder 2 (4 episodes, 1991)
Sean Naughton ...
 Minder 3 (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Terry - Director of Education (4 episodes, 1991)
Ayesa Toure ...
 Monica (4 episodes, 1991)
Julia St John ...
 Diane Niarchos (4 episodes, 1991)
Colin Douglas ...
 Frank Twist (4 episodes, 1991)
Clifford Rose ...
 Judge Critchley (4 episodes, 1991)
Ian Hartley ...
 Joel (4 episodes, 1991)
Christopher Halliday ...
 McKenzie (4 episodes, 1991)
Daniel Massey ...
 Grosvenor (3 episodes, 1991)
Judith Barker ...
 Margie (3 episodes, 1991)
Kelvin Jordon ...
 Tommy (3 episodes, 1991)
Paula Bartlett ...
 Rachel (3 episodes, 1991)
Michael Fernandez ...
 Jake (3 episodes, 1991)
Debra Gillett ...
 Sylvia (3 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr Jacobs (3 episodes, 1991)
Norman Mills ...
 Red Neck Councillor (3 episodes, 1991)
Peter Armitage ...
 Mr Burns (3 episodes, 1991)
Arthur Spreckley ...
 Grandfather Burns (3 episodes, 1991)
Jean Anderson ...
 Dr. Goldup (3 episodes, 1991)
Rachel Laurence ...
 Hotel Receptionist (3 episodes, 1991)
Jake Abraham ...
 Black Waiter (3 episodes, 1991)
William Franklyn ...
 Distinguished Gent (3 episodes, 1991)
Noreen Kershaw ...
 Maureen Murray (3 episodes, 1991)
Jim Pope ...
 Presenter (3 episodes, 1991)
Daniel Street-Brown ...
 Robby Burns (2 episodes, 1991)
Serena Harragin ...
 Miss Hutchinson (2 episodes, 1991)
Chris Darwin ...
 Barry (2 episodes, 1991)
Ken Kitson ...
 Vince (2 episodes, 1991)
James Tomlinson ...
 Stan (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Beth (2 episodes, 1991)
Dee Orr ...
 Schoolmistress (2 episodes, 1991)
Cliff Howells ...
 Cartwright / ... (2 episodes, 1991)
Anthony Benson ...
 Norman - Treasurer (2 episodes, 1991)
Phil Rowlands ...
 Bluff Policeman (2 episodes, 1991)
Kulvinder Ghir ...
 Ravi (2 episodes, 1991)
Ray Emmet Brown ...
 West Indian (2 episodes, 1991)
David Scase ...
 Caretaker 2 (2 episodes, 1991)
Edward Clayton ...
 Chief Constable (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Radio Journalist (2 episodes, 1991)
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are destined never to be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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A savage indictment of power.

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Drama

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6 June 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Alan Bleasdale's G.B.H.  »

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Alan Bleasdale originally offered the role of Michael Murray to Michael Palin. At that time, Robert Lindsay was busy working on a film in the USA and was not available. When Lindsay became available a few weeks later because his US project had fallen through, Bleasdale offered him the role of Michael Murray, saying that it was the part that he (Bleasdale) had always wanted Lindsay to play. Rather embarrassed, he asked Palin to play Jim Nelson instead. Michael Palin freely admits that Robert Lindsay portrayed Michael Murray far better than he (Palin) would have done. See more »

Quotes

[waiting for Sloan outside a room where's he's making a speech, Murray sees a sign saying "Pavement Acquaintance Society"]
Michael Murray: What's that all about?
Peter Grenville: Trotsky. It's to prove the Party's got a sense of humour. "If you cannot convince a Fascist, acquaint his head with the pavement."
Michael Murray: [laughs] Wise old twat, Trotsky.
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Referenced in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) See more »

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The best-written mini-series ever.
9 November 1999 | by (Columbus, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Putting aside Robert Lindsay's much deserved BAFTA for his portrayal of sleazy politician Michael Murray, this show is worth watching because Alan Bleasdale's script is simply phenomenal. Even when the plot actually on occasion does move where you think it will -- you'll still be surprised, amazed, amused, angered. In short, this must be something like the Elizabethan audiences felt when they first watched Hamlet. The script is densely layered, mounting complexities upon issues upon personalities. And for all that, one doesn't have to be a genius to understand it and be moved through a number of emotions and reactions before finally being hung out to dry. It's brilliant.


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