Stanley and the Women (1991)

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 Stanley Duke (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Trish Collings (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Nowell Hutchinson (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Susan Duke (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Lindsey Lucas (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Cliff Wainwright (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Rufus Hilton (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Stephen Duke (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Harry Coote (4 episodes, 1991)
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 Bert Hutchinson (4 episodes, 1991)
Dafydd Hywel ...
 Taff Wyndham (4 episodes, 1991)
Michael Aldridge ...
 Dr. Alfred Nash (3 episodes, 1991)
Doreen Mantle ...
 Lady Bailey (3 episodes, 1991)
Alison Fiske ...
 Alethea (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Dr. Patel (2 episodes, 1991)
Joan Ann Maynard ...
 Sister Wheatley (2 episodes, 1991)
Joanna Mays ...
 Mrs. Shillibeer (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Tom Devenish (2 episodes, 1991)
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Thaw Is a Perfect Stanley, But It's a Bit Melodramatic
11 September 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The title "Stanley and the Women" really is accurate for Amis's book, which I liked a lot. But this miniseries ought to be called "Stanley and His Schizophrenic Son." Even at four hours, Stanley's relationships with his wife, ex-wife, female coworker, and the female psychiatrist are given short-shrift. With the exception of the coworker, all these characters are drawn with broad strokes, especially the psychiatrist, who seems like a bizarre Dr. Frankenstein from the first -- someone to whom the reasonable, well-off Stanley would never entrust his son.

Still, Thaw's performance is so good that I watched all four hours straight through.

Michael Elphick, who plays the current husband of Stanley's ex-wife, is also good. The low-key scenes between him and Stanley are the most believable in the production.


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