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1
Release Date:
6 June 1991 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A savage indictment of power.
Plot:
Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children... See more »
Awards:
5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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The best-written mini-series ever. See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 68 of 69)

Robert Lindsay ... Michael Murray (7 episodes, 1991)

Michael Palin ... Jim Nelson (7 episodes, 1991)

Dearbhla Molloy ... Laura Nelson (7 episodes, 1991)
Alan Igbon ... Teddy (7 episodes, 1991)

Andrew Schofield ... Peter (7 episodes, 1991)

Philip Whitchurch ... Franky Murray (7 episodes, 1991)

Julie Walters ... 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)

Lindsay Duncan ... 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)

Anna Friel ... 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)

Paul Butterworth ... 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)

John Shrapnel ... 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)

Amanda Mealing ... 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)

Peter Faulkner ... Radio Journalist (2 episodes, 1991)
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Series Directed by
Robert Young (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Alan Bleasdale (7 episodes, 1991)

Series Produced by
Alan Bleasdale .... producer (7 episodes, 1991)
David E. Jones .... producer (7 episodes, 1991)
Verity Lambert .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1991)

Peter Ansorge .... commissioning editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Elvis Costello (7 episodes, 1991)
Richard Harvey (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Jessop (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Ham (4 episodes, 1991)
Oral Norrie Ottey (4 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Casting by
Ann Fielden (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Martyn Hebert (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Hope-Kavanagh .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1991)
Rupert Simon .... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist (7 episodes, 1991)
Anne Spiers .... makeup designer / makeup (7 episodes, 1991)
Kate Lewis-Badgett .... makeup assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Management
Caroline Hewitt .... production manager (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Newman .... assistant director / first assistant director (7 episodes, 1991)
Carl Oprey .... assistant director / third assistant director (7 episodes, 1991)
Keith Young .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Department
Alan Bailey .... props master (2 episodes, 1991)
John Bailey .... chargehand dresser (2 episodes, 1991)
Graham Baker .... stand-by rigger (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim Carlisle .... construction manager (2 episodes, 1991)
Gillie Delap .... props buyer (2 episodes, 1991)
Brian Eatough .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1991)
Billy Edwards .... stand-by stagehand (2 episodes, 1991)
Danny Evans .... dressing props (2 episodes, 1991)
Christopher Mason .... painter (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim McNeil .... carpenter (2 episodes, 1991)
Harry Pickering .... props runaround (2 episodes, 1991)
Ian Rodgers .... stand-by painter (2 episodes, 1991)
Jed Shaw .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 1991)
Kieron Smith .... props stand-by (2 episodes, 1991)
Graham Stickley .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 1991)
Mark Stonehouse .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1991)
Emma Tonge .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Steve Wheeler .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Sound Department
Shona Auerbach .... sound assistant (7 episodes, 1991)
Colin Miller .... dubbing editor (7 episodes, 1991)
Phil Smith .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 1991)
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 1991)
Tony Cooper .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1991)
Martin Crane .... assistant dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Dunford .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Peter Glossop .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1991)
Jacques Leroide .... footsteps editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Steve Maguire .... assistant dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1991)
Adrian Rhodes .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1991)
Elaine 'Chucks' Thomas .... assistant dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Special Effects by
Yves De Bono .... special effects (2 episodes, 1991)
Ian Scoones .... special effects (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Tracey Eddon .... stuntwoman (2 episodes, 1991)
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Sy Hollands .... stuntwoman (2 episodes, 1991)
Vincent Keane .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Tina Maskell .... stuntwoman (2 episodes, 1991)
Wayne Michaels .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Lex Milloy .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Gerard Naprous .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim Ryan .... stuntman (2 episodes, 1991)
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Maskall .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1991)
Steve Blake .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1991)
Sophie Baker .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1991)
Jonathan Earp .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1991)
Dave Foster .... camera car (2 episodes, 1991)
John Foster .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 1991)
Mark Gay .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)
John Gracey .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)
Tony Hughes .... best boy (2 episodes, 1991)
Geoff Latham .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)
Dick Lee .... grip (2 episodes, 1991)
Ronnie McKay .... best boy (2 episodes, 1991)
David Morgan .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1991)
Tom O'Sullivan .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)
Frank Sheeky .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)
Martin Stephens .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1991)
William Tracey .... electrician (2 episodes, 1991)

Dickie Lee .... key grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Karen Evans .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
David Johnson .... casting: child / child casting (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Leddy .... crowd casting assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Lloyd Peters .... crowd casting (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Asgeirsdottir .... wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Julian Day .... wardrobe assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Jenny Mitchell .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Deakin .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Timothy Vine .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1991)

Steve Maguire .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Harry Gregson-Williams .... music coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)
Austin Ince .... music recording engineer (2 episodes, 1991)

Richard Harvey .... conductor / music arranger (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Richard Booz .... transport captain (2 episodes, 1991)
Paul Buckley .... driver: winnebago (2 episodes, 1991)
Charlie Simpson .... driver: construction truck (2 episodes, 1991)
Jack Wild .... unit driver (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Wild .... unit driver (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Other crew
Jeff Bowen .... floor runner (7 episodes, 1991)
Peter La Terriere .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1991)
Annie Penn .... continuity (7 episodes, 1991)
Beverley Lamb .... location manager (6 episodes, 1991)
Craig Barwick .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1991)
Tamana Bleasdale .... floor runner (2 episodes, 1991)
Peggy Cloe .... chaperone (2 episodes, 1991)
Ted Dowd .... location assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
Rebecca Ferrand .... assistant accountant (2 episodes, 1991)
Jonathan Finn .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)
Sarah Harrison .... floor runner (2 episodes, 1991)
Ben Howarth .... floor runner (2 episodes, 1991)
Liz Keane .... floor runner (2 episodes, 1991)
Paul Willcock .... production runner (2 episodes, 1991)
 

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567 min (7 parts)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
[In bed, Barbara Douglas lifts up the sheet and admires Michael Murray's "manhood"]
Barbara Douglas:Oooh. What a big boy. What a nice friend to have. What do you call him?
Michael Murray:Erm...
Barbara Douglas:You don't have to stop to think, do you?
Michael Murray:I dunno. He hasn't been christened. The priest objected.
Barbara Douglas:I thought all men had a name for him. Yours would have to be a very *long* name.
Michael Murray:You want me to tell you now?
Barbara Douglas:Yes, I'm fascinated. Particularly right now. Really. I collect them.
Michael Murray:Is that because you're an anthropologist?
[they both collapse in fits of giggles]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The best-written mini-series ever., 9 November 1999
Author: (beauvallet@aol.com) from Columbus, Ohio USA

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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