A Dance to the Music of Time (1997)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Drama
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 327 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 3 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 1450 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
 
a list of 249 titles
created 09 Dec 2011
 
a list of 106 titles
created 23 Mar 2014
 
SD
a list of 104 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– )

A Dance to the Music of Time (1997– ) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Dance to the Music of Time.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   1997  
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Camomile Lawn (TV Mini-Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered ... See full summary »

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle
Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, Matthew Macfadyen
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

George 'Beau' Brummel, a penniless but witty London gentleman, maintains a refined lifestyle with his loyal servant, cook Robinson. Only the friendship of the unpopular Hanoverian heir and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: James Purefoy, Hugh Bonneville, Philip Davis
The Tide of Life (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tide of Life follows the fortunes of young housekeeper, Emily Kennedy, as she learns about relationships with three very different men. Forced from home of her first employer, Sep McGilby ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Hardcastle, Gillian Kearney, John Bowler
Performance (TV Series 1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Ian Holm, Ronald Pickup, Jane Horrocks
The Dwelling Place (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in the 1830's, the film tells the story of 16-year-old Cissie Brodie after the death of parents, and the repossession of the family home. She finds a barren place to live and care for ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracy Whitwell, Lucy Cohu, Ray Stevenson
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves
Mansfield Park (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.

Stars: Anna Massey, Angela Pleasence, Sylvestra Le Touzel
The Prince and the Pauper (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Philip Sarson, John Bowe, Peter Jeffrey
Rides (1992–1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Drama series. Ex-army officer Patrice Jenner is out on "Civvy Street" and starts up an all-women taxi firm.

Stars: Jill Baker, Nimmy March, Lucy Speed
The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie 1992)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Joanna once was married to Carl May, a very rich and powerful nuclear energy magnate. They love each other, but had to divorce after Joanna was caught on an incidental love affair. Since ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Patricia Hodge, Brian Cox, Emma Hardy
Have Your Cake and Eat It (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sam, a middle-aged executive in the roller-coaster industry embarks on an affair with Allie, a younger woman, jeopardizing his marriage

Stars: Holly Aird, Miles Anderson, Jay Barrymore
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Gillian Barge ...
 Mrs. Erdleigh / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Bob Duport / ... (4 episodes, 1997)
...
 Widmerpool (4 episodes, 1997)
Robin Bailey ...
 Uncle Alfred (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Peter Templer (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Moreland (3 episodes, 1997)
Richard Pasco ...
 Sir Magnus Donners (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Nicholas Jenkins (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Charles Stringham (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Mona (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 Jean (3 episodes, 1997)
...
 JG Quiggin (3 episodes, 1997)
Grant Thatcher ...
 Mark Members (3 episodes, 1997)
Sarah Badel ...
 Lady Molly (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Sillery (2 episodes, 1997)
Emma Fielding ...
 Isobel (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Le Bas (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Uncle Giles (2 episodes, 1997)
Anastasia Hille ...
 Matilda (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Odo Stevens (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Pamela Flitton (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 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)
...
 David Pennistone / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
Barbara Durkin ...
 Betty (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Sunny Farebrother (2 episodes, 1997)
Osmund Bullock ...
 Erridge (2 episodes, 1997)
Caroline Harker ...
 Priscilla (2 episodes, 1997)
...
 Colonel Flores (2 episodes, 1997)
Bryan Pringle ...
 Smith (2 episodes, 1997)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Horos sti mousiki tou hronou  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.55 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Twentieth Century Blues
(uncredited)
By Noel Coward
[theme]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a quick canter through the music of time
4 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Though nothing can compare with the books this is quite a fine stab, studded with the finest English talent of its period sensitively cast, and moderately faithful to significant portions of the books. The narrator's voice and perspective are well maintained though oddly James Purefoy is replaced by an excellent but jarring John Standing in the last episode while most of the other actors are cosmetically aged with varying degrees of success. Simon Russell Beale excels but does not dominate as the repulsive Widmerpool and the female characters live as they don't always in the books where they are seen through men's eyes. The music is well chosen and used from Coward's "Twentieth Century Blues" onwards and the use of visual art, including the eponymous Dance is apt.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Sadly Not Available In The USA httpmom
My Favourite performance in any film or tv production... lucetta
Who plays Barbara (the one who pours the sugar on Widmerpool)? nienab_o
Discuss A Dance to the Music of Time (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?