A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)

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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

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Gillian Barge ...
 Mrs. Erdleigh (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Bob Duport / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Widmerpool (4 episodes, 1997)
Sean Baker ...
 X Trapnel (4 episodes, 1997)
Robin Bailey ...
 Uncle Alfred (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Peter Templer (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Moreland (3 episodes, 1997)
Richard Pasco ...
 Sir Magnus Donners (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Nicholas Jenkins (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Charles Stringham (3 episodes, 1997)
Annabel Mullion ...
 Mona (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Jean (3 episodes, 1997)
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 JG Quiggin (3 episodes, 1997)
Grant Thatcher ...
 Mark Members (3 episodes, 1997)
Sarah Badel ...
 Lady Molly (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sillery (2 episodes, 1997)
Emma Fielding ...
 Isobel (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Le Bas (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Uncle Giles (2 episodes, 1997)
Anastasia Hille ...
 Matilda (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Odo Stevens (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Pamela Flitton (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Audrey Maclintick (2 episodes, 1997)
Michael Williams ...
 Ted Jeavons (2 episodes, 1997)
Geraldine Alexander ...
 Susan (2 episodes, 1997)
Carmen Du Sautoy ...
 Miss Weedon (2 episodes, 1997)
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 David Pennistone / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Barbara Durkin ...
 Betty (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Sunny Farebrother (2 episodes, 1997)
Osmund Bullock ...
 Erridge (2 episodes, 1997)
Caroline Harker ...
 Priscilla (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Colonel Flores (2 episodes, 1997)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Smith (2 episodes, 1997)
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Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.

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Horos sti mousiki tou hronou  »

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In the final segment, when Widmerpool is kissing the feet of the disciples, the edge of his phony hairpiece is clearly visible on the back of his head. See more »

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Twentieth Century Blues
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By Noel Coward
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Change of actors
10 August 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

It's possibly a bit late to post this question but as I have only now managed to see the video, here goes anyway. Does anyone know WHY it was deemed necessary to replace James Purefoy and Emma Fielding as Nicholas Jenkins and his wife in the last film of the series? Most of the other characters were left to age, convincingly or otherwise, even Widmerpool himself. Though Joanna David did at least bear a tolerable resemblance to how Isobel (Fielding) might have looked in later life, John Standing, excellent actor though he is, didn't look remotely like an aged James Purefoy. The changeover broke the continuum of events for me and was a constant source of irritation. What was behind this strange, irrational decision?


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