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Release Date:
2 March 1986 (UK) See more »
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Catch-up TV guide: from Sherlock to Mr Pye
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 10 January 2014, 11:20 PM, PST)

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Unforgettable. Some shows stick in the soul. This is one of those.. See more (3 total) »


 (Series Cast [16])

Derek Jacobi ... Mr. Pye (4 episodes, 1986)

Judy Parfitt ... Miss. Dredger (4 episodes, 1986)
Richard O'Callaghan ... Thorpe (4 episodes, 1986)
Robin McCaffrey ... Tanty (4 episodes, 1986)
Ralph Nossek ... Major Havershot (4 episodes, 1986)
Amanda Reiss ... Mrs. Rice (4 episodes, 1986)
Howard Lew Lewis ... Mr. Rice (4 episodes, 1986)
Sarah Dawson ... Mrs. Porter (4 episodes, 1986)
Michael Turner ... Mr. Porter (4 episodes, 1986)
Bill Monks ... Mr. Le Loup (4 episodes, 1986)
Michael Hamon ... Mr. Dubois (4 episodes, 1986)
Betty Marsden ... Miss. George (3 episodes, 1986)
Trevor Cooper ... Charlie (3 episodes, 1986)
Jo Scott Matthews ... Lady Corkpowder (3 episodes, 1986)
Kevin Adams ... Pepe (3 episodes, 1986)
Patricia Hayes ... Kaka (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
Michael Darlow (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Donald Churchill (4 episodes, 1986)

David Churchill (unknown episodes)
Mervyn Peake (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Judy Marle .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ken Howard (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Nick Gifford (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stewart Richards .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1986)
Series Stunts
Eddie Eddon .... stunt arranger (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

UK:50 min (4 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

When filming the crew wanted to use a Citroen 2CV as a mobile rig to hold a camera while filming some moving shots. This was needed because most filming was done on Sark where the roads are not metalled. However motor cars are not allowed on Sark so they had to remove the engine from the car to be allowed to use it. They then had to tow the Citroen behind a tractor (Tractors are allowed on Sark).See more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettable. Some shows stick in the soul. This is one of those.., 21 October 2004
Author: Nobilangelo from New Zealand

Derek Jacobi is superb as the unforgettable Mr Pye. The island setting is equally unforgettable. Brilliant from first to last. Mr Pye's battle with his angelic self, his attempts to overcome what at first he sees as an unfortunate side-effect of it by becoming devilish, the wonderful denouement, and the quirky, Peake-ish scenes along the way live in the memory. I only wish the BBC would release the whole series on DVD. I would love to be able to see it again and again every so often. When it first screened, that evening was a definite 'do nothing else', just settle down and indulge the look forward impatiently till the next episode the following week. It was one of those shows that you wonder about before the first scenes roll, continue to wonder about as they do, then find yourself caught up in and immersed in.

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