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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Professional Foul

21 September 1977
Three philosophy professors travel to Prague for a conference. One of them, Anderson, is forced to rethink his ideas on ethics when a former student is arrested by the Czech authorities for writing about individualist approaches to morality.

Peter Barkworth ... Anderson

John Shrapnel ... McKendrick

Stephen Rea ... Hollar
Richard O'Callaghan ... Chetwyn

Shane Rimmer ... Stone
David de Keyser ... Captain

Bernard Hill ... Broadbent
Billy Hamon ... Crisp

Sam Kelly ... Grayson
Victor Langley ... Chamberlain
Susan Strawson ... Mrs Hollar
Stefan Ceba ... Sacha Hollar
Graeme Eton ... Frenchman
Ivan Jelinek ... Chairman
Milos Kirek ... Plain Clothes Policeman
Ludwig Lang ... Plain Clothes Policeman
Arnoft Kopecky ... Plain Clothes Policeman
Paul Moritz ... Plain Clothes Policeman
Patrick Monckton ... Clerk
Sandra Frieze ... Translator

Season 1, Episode 2: Exiles

28 September 1977

Alan Badel ... Michael Arlen
Neville Barber ... Henri Bonnard
Susan Engel ... Atalanta
Don Fellows ... Hugh
Susannah Fellows ... Amy Wells
Kenneth Garner ... New York doctor
Hermione Gregory ... Anais
Murray Kash ... Dr. Gregson
Joshua Le Touzel ... Young Michael
Stanley Lebor ... Taki

Richard LeParmentier ... Harry
Jeanette Lewis ... Nurse
Christopher Muncke ... Mr. Stevens
Steven O'Shea ... John
Bruce Purchase ... Ernest

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Michael's sister

Martin Shaw ... Michael J. Arlen
Ned Sherrin ... Noel Coward
Eric Stine ... Al

Vic Tablian ... Egyptian doctor
Peter Whitman ... Peter

Season 1, Episode 3: Able's Will

5 October 1977

John Bett ... Vicar
Sharon Duce ... Ada

Dominic Guard ... Colin
Margaret Heery ... Sister
Briony Hodge ... Nurse
Anthony Jackson ... Charles

Phyllida Law ... Phyllis
Daniel Massey ... Thomas Able
Toby Salaman ... Jim Fish
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Sarah
Di Trevis ... Mary / Kate
Atalanta White ... Julie

Benjamin Whitrow ... Stephen

Penelope Wilton ... Journalist

Season 1, Episode 4: The Sinking of HMS Victoria

12 October 1977
Dramatization of events surrounding the loss of the turret ship HMS Victoria during fleet exercises off Tripoli on June 22, 1893.

John Standing ... Captain Winsloe
Terrence Hardiman ... Captain The Hon. Maurice Bourke
Frederick Treves ... Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
George Waring ... Vice Admiral Tracey
Adrian Pearson ... Lieutenantn Collishaw
Roger Milner ... Arthur Herbert Moore
David Quilter ... Captain Richard

Patrick Troughton ... Rear Admiral Markham

Season 1, Episode 5: True Patriot

19 October 1977


Michael York ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Derek Fowlds ... Hans von Dohnanyi
Richard Hurndall ... Admiral Canaris

Martin Jarvis ... Klaus
Alan MacNaughton ... Dr. Bonhoeffer
Marijke Mann ... Ursula (as Marika Mann)
Brewster Mason ... General von Hase
Martin Matthews ... Karl
Peter Miles ... Oster
Frank Mills ... Judge Thorbeck
Edward Petherbridge ... Walter Huppenkothen
Michael Spice ... Rudiger Schleicher
Jenny Till ... Christel
Peggy Ann Wood ... Frau Bonhoeffer

Season 1, Episode 6: Shooting the Chandelier

26 October 1977


Alun Armstrong ... Brodovich
Dave Atkins ... Drunken soldier
Felicity Dean ... Blanka

Denholm Elliott ... Semyon

Edward Fox ... Nikolai
Doris Hare ... Milena
Ernest C. Jennings ... Peasant

Season 1, Episode 7: The Kitchen

2 November 1977

Dimitri Andreas ... Gaston
Kevin Brennan ... Alfredo
Carolyn Courage ... Daphne

Sinéad Cusack ... Monique
David Daker ... Max
Kate David ... Gwen
Pauline Delaney ... Anne
Zulema Dene ... Violet
Jacquie Dubin ... Betty

Peter Egan ... Peter
Harry Geldard ... Head waietr
John-Paul Geoffrey ... Raymond
Jennie Goossens ... Molly
Jennifer Guy ... Jackie
Carol Harrison ... Hettie
Lila Kaye ... Bertha
Peter Kosta ... Dimitri
Stephen Leigh ... Paul

Kevork Malikyan ... Nicholas
Andreas Markos ... Magi
Michael McCabe ... Michael

Eric Pohlmann ... Chef
Vladek Sheybal ... Mr. Morango
David Sibley ... Hans
Walter Sparrow ... Tramp

Clive Swift ... Frank
Christopher Timothy ... Kevin
Maggie Wells ... Winnie
Diana Weston ... Cynthia

Season 1, Episode 8: Episode #1.8

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Paul Tropea ... Pupil

Season 1, Episode 9: Forgotten Love Songs

4 January 1978

Season 1, Episode 10: A Visit from Miss Protheroe

11 January 1978
Arthur Dodsworth has recently retired. He lives alone except for his budgie and memories of his late wife Winnie. One afternoon his nap is interrupted by the doorbell; his former secretary, Peggy Prothero, has come to visit. A brash, charmless woman who seems to take no pleasure in anything but putting people down, Miss Prothero wants to fill her old boss in on all the changes that have taken place at work since he left. Dodsworth isn't very curious, and as the visit wears on it puts a little strain on his politeness and patience. Miss Prothero doesn't enjoy it much either, but lingers on as there's a bombshell she wants to drop. The docketing system Dodsworth introduced thirty years earlier, which revolutionised the firm, has been scrapped by her adored new boss Mr Skinner. The crowning achievement of Dodsworth's career has just become obsolete, and she wants to tell him all about it.
Hugh Lloyd ... Mr. Dodsworth

Patricia Routledge ... Miss Prothero

Alan Bennett ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 11: Mr. & Ms. Bureaucrat

18 January 1978

Georgine Anderson ... Ms. H2A
Anita Carey ... Ms. HiB
Dennis Chinnery ... Someone
George A. Cooper ... Man
Valerie Hill ... Ms. Reggae Hotlips
Peter Howell ... Other H2A
Peter Jeffrey ... H2A
Michael Pennington ... E1A
Maurice Quick ... Iron man
John Rolfe ... Other man

Jack Shepherd ... HiB

Season 1, Episode 12: Foreign Affairs

25 January 1978

Yuri Borienko ... KGB Man
Brenda Cowling ... Vera Collings
Sandor Elès ... Viktor Lozovsky
Patricia English ... Gale Faulkener
Yona Gailet ... Coffee bar woman
Ingrid Hafner ... Anna
Anthony Jackson ... Richard Smith
Kazik Michalski ... KGB Man
Roger Milner ... Masters
Sally Anne Newton ... Susan Richards
Ivor Roberts ... Arthur Collings
George Romanov ... KGB Man
Suzanne Roquette ... Receptionist

Clive Swift ... Adamson

Season 1, Episode 13: The Dissolution of Marcus Fleischman

1 February 1978

Judith Anthony ... Mrs. Wagstaff
John Berlyne ... Fletcher (as a boy)
Thomas Ellice ... Fletcher (as Martin C. Thurley)
Rory McCallum ... Benquist
Anthony Pedley ... Confectionery representative
Michael Poole ... Rabbi
Cyril Shaps ... Marcus Fleischmann
Maria Warburg ... Zelda
John Woodnutt ... Forster

Season 1, Episode 14: The O'Hooligan File

8 February 1978

Keith Drinkel ... Julian Smith-Saville
Colin Edwynn ... Customer
Wilfred Grove ... Postman
Pat Heywood ... Olive Dunn
Nicholas McArdle ... Mr. Tucker
Sally Anne Newton ... Secretary
Betty Romaine ... Customer
Allan Surtees ... Jack Dunn
Paula Tilbrook ... Beryl

Season 1, Episode 15: The Turkey Who Lives on the Hill

15 February 1978


Paul Copley ... Bill
Caroline Hutchison ... Lynda
Katrina Lemont ... Stripper
John Price ... Alex

Season 1, Episode 16: Flayed

22 February 1978

Timothy Bateson ... Moxey
Rowena Cooper ... Ruth
Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Hewlings

Julian Holloway ... Grinling

Ian Holm ... The man
Christine Shaw ... The woman

John Shrapnel ... Robert
Lucy Taylor ... The child

Season 1, Episode 17: She Fell Among Thieves

1 March 1978
A villainess concocts a nefarious plot around her stepdaughter and matches wits with an English gentleman adventurer.

Malcolm McDowell ... Richard Chandos

Eileen Atkins ... Vanity Fair

Michael Jayston ... Mansel

Karen Dotrice ... Jenny
Sarah Badel ... Virginia
Philip Locke ... Acorn
Richard Pearson ... Father Below
Freda Jackson ... Lafone
Ralph Arliss ... Bell
Simon Cadell ... Candle
Derek Deadman ... Luis
Pat Gorman ... John

Bernard Hill ... Carson

Jonathan Lynn ... Gaston

Season 1, Episode 18: Stargazy on Zummerdown

15 March 1978
In the 23rd century, Britain (now called Albion) is made up of two distinct communities - the Aggros (farm workers) and the Toonies (industrial workers). They meet at Zummerdown for the annual midsummer festival of Stargazy.
Toni Arthur ... Ruth Baxter

Roy Dotrice ... Israel Tonge
John Gilbyrne ... Abbot's secretary
Jack Haig ... George Weller
John Hartley ... Contrary Harry
Roy Marsden ... Sidney
Peggy Mount ... Opinionated Alice
Declan Mulholland ... William Gurney
Stephen Murray ... Father John Cuchlain

Terry Pearson ... Monk
Ron Pember ... Toonie Curser
Aubrey Richards ... Henry Gutch
John Ringham ... Alf Smith
Peter Schofield ... Goodman Barton
Malcolm Stent ... Alfred Treagle
Alec Wallis ... Heckler Jones

Season 1, Episode 19: Liza

22 March 1978
Lavretsky returns to Russia from Europe and joins the group of admirers of his beautiful young cousin Liza.
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ... Marfa Timofievna

Jeremy Kemp ... Lavretsky
Sebastian Shaw ... Carl Fiodorich

Joyce Redman ... Maria Dmitrievna
Cathryn Harrison ... Liza

Simon Williams ... Panshin
Hugh Latimer ... Sergei Petrovich Gedenovsky
Natalie Pennington ... Lenochka
Kate David ... Palashka
Mollie Maureen ... Natalia Karpovna
Caroline Fabbri ... Shurochka
Joe Gladwin ... Anton
Janet Brandes ... Apraxia

Alun Armstrong ... Mikhalevich
Damaris Hayman ... Madame Belitzkoy
Dennis Handby ... Colonel Belitzkoy
Chrissy Iddon ... Vavara Pavlovna
Sophie Llewellyn Smith ... Ada
Anna Bentinck ... Justine
Emma Allum ... Peasant child (uncredited)
Robin Glynn ... Peasant child (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: For Tea on Sunday

29 March 1978

Season 1, Episode 21: When the Actors Come

3 May 1978


Oliver Cotton ... Istvan
Michael Graham Cox ... Ignac
Julian Curry ... Count Botvay
Diana Fairfax ... The Countess
Ursula Howells ... Barbara Karolina
Duncan Lamont ... Kasmer

Alec McCowen ... The Count
David McGaw ... Gyula
Rosemary McHale ... Zsofia
Nitza Shaul ... Eszter (as Nitza Saul)

Patrick Stewart ... Janos
Zena Walker ... Eva
Manning Wilson ... Narrator
John Woodnutt ... Joszef

Season 1, Episode 22: Ice Age

17 May 1978

Charles Bentley ... Blind man
Anne Blake ... Elegant lady
Janet Brandes ... Lady in wheelchair's sister
George Cormack ... Man with camera
David de Keyser ... Axel Reich
Aimée Delamain ... Old spinster

Patrick Godfrey ... Professor Senssen
Gordon Gostelow ... Kristian
Mike Gwilym ... Oswald
Ruby Head ... Doctor's widow
Robert Henderson ... Berand
John Herrington ... Man with monkey mask

Celia Imrie ... Housemaid
Boris Isarov ... Latvian cook
Clifford Mollison ... Man with compass
Judith Nelmes ... Lady in wheelchair
Ken Parry ... Fat man
Arnold Peters ... Savings bank manager

Anthony Quayle ... The Old Man

Joyce Redman ... Vera
Hubert Rees ... Pastor Helm
Phillida Sewell ... Major's widow
Will Stampe ... Gardener
Michael Williams ... Paul

Season 1, Episode 23: The Copyist

24 May 1978


Genevieve Allenbury ... Frieda
Tony Anholt ... Wolfgang Schalleplatte
Margaret Courtenay ... Madame
Denise Distel ... Hilda

Peter Egan ... Copyist
David Griffin ... Schneider
Betty Hardy ... Gerda
Eileen Helsby ... Tina
Ronald Hines ... Karl Glucklich
Michael Keet ... Fitz
Dinsdale Landen ... Composer
Marilyn Le Conte ... Alma
Joseph O'Conor ... Heinrich Schalleplatte
Vikki Richards ... Zoe
Betty Romaine ... Saleswoman
Eugene Schlusser ... Waiter
David Yelland ... Stefan Heilbrun

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Langrishe Go Down

20 September 1978
In the late 1930s, three reclusive middle-aged spinster sisters live on their run down family estate in Ireland. Otto Beck, a perpetual graduate student from Bavaria with a habit of making pompous declamations, rents the back lodge to work on his esoteric thesis. Imogen Langrishe, the least repressed of the sisters, begins an affair with Otto. Imogen takes the love affair seriously, but Otto just enjoys the cheap lodging and the comfort of Imogen.

Judi Dench ... Imogen Langrishe

Jeremy Irons ... Otto Beck

Annette Crosbie ... Helen Langrishe
Susan Williamson ... Lily Langrishe
Margaret Whiting ... Maureen Layde
Harold Pinter ... Barry Shannon
John Molloy ... 1st man on bus
Niall O'Brien ... 2nd man on bus
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Joseph Feeney
Michael O'Brian ... Priest (as Michael O'Briain)
Liam O'Callaghan ... Mr. Langrishe
Joan O'Hara ... Mrs. Langrishe

Season 2, Episode 2: Fairies

27 September 1978


Pamela Austin ... Second Neighbour
Tracey Baron ... Joan
Hugh Burden ... Edward Gardner
Angela Coates ... Janet
Steve Collins ... Second photographer
Yvonne Fay ... Barbara
Helen Fraser ... Polly Wright
John Garvin ... Second reporter
Fred Gaunt ... Bradford Argus reporter
David Gooderson ... First reporter
James Grout ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Brenda Hall ... First Neighbour
Guy Hassan ... Young man
David Hatton ... Third reporter
Brian Hayes ... Farmer
Hope Johnstone ... Third Neighbour
Charles Kay ... Arthur Wright
Lloyd Lamble ... Jackson

Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Brian Grant
Keith Marsh ... George Parker
Tom Moxon ... Leslie Toms
Peter O'Keefe ... Billy Day
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Annie Griffiths
Reg Pritchard ... Dawson
Linda Searle ... Elsie Wright
Bill Stewart ... Snelling
James Tomlinson ... First photographer
Doremy Vernon ... Miss Jones
Pat Wallis ... Billy's mother
Sally Wells ... Jill
Sarah Wright ... Frances Griffiths

Season 2, Episode 3: Fearless Frank

4 October 1978


Leonard Rossiter ... Frank Harris

Susan Penhaligon ... Secretary / Enid / Kate / Jessie / Actress / Schoolgirl
Ben Aris ... Whistler
Margaret Courtenay ... Mrs. Clayton / Mrs. Clapton
Andrew Downie ... Thomas Carlyle
Donna Evans ... Lily Robins / Nursemaid
Kate Fahy ... Laura Clapton (as Katherine Fahey)
Hal Galili ... Mr. Clapton / Cowboy
Keith Jayne ... Butcher's boy
Sylvia Kay ... Nellie Harris

Denis Lawson ... Ernest Dowson / Prof. Byron Smith
Alun Lewis ... Kendrick / Young man
Pepsi Maycock ... Topsy
Elizabeth Revill ... Mrs. Mayhew

John Rhys-Davies ... Guy de Maupassant
William Russell ... Lord Folkestone / Chapman / Headmaster
Philip Sayer ... Oscar Wilde
Albert Shepherd ... Tibbett / Waiter
Donald Waugh ... Shoe-shine boy

Season 2, Episode 4: Episode #2.4

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Season 2, Episode 5: Episode #2.5

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Season 2, Episode 6: Episode #2.6

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Season 2, Episode 7: Return Fare

1 November 1978

Tim Barlow ... Ludo
John Bennett ... Dr. Robbins

David Burke ... Len

Jean Gilpin ... Sandra
Paul McDowell ... William

Gwen Taylor ... Betty

Season 2, Episode 8: Another Day

22 November 1978

Kim Clifford ... Karen
Adam French ... Jimmy
Chris Gannon ... Baldy
Catherine Kessler ... Sheila
Phyllis MacMahon ... Wretched woman (as Phyllis McMahon)
Derek Martin ... Frank
Hugh Martin ... Hugh
Declan Mulholland ... Barman
Louise Nelson ... Linda
John Quarmby ... Harry
Anne Raitt ... Eileen
Rudolph Walker ... George

Season 2, Episode 9: The Vanishing Army

29 November 1978

Paul Angelis ... Conroy

Terence Bayler ... Surgeon
Ann Beach ... Morag
Lorain Bertorelli ... Housewife
John Blundell ... Richard
Charles Bolton ... Stannard
Derek Bond ... Rouse-Evans
Ray Burdis ... Dunning
Richard Butler ... Ellis
Tony Caunter ... Pinnock
Kenneth Cope ... Drill sergeant
Terry Cowling ... Corporal
James Coyle ... O'Connor
Julian Curry ... Symington
Doug Fisher ... Pilkington
Rupert Frazer ... Roberts
Brian Hall ... Towler
Mike Kinsey ... Thompson
Trevor Laird ... Sheldon
Tony London ... Apprentice
Frank Mills ... Hampshire
Michael Osborne ... Mantle

Bill Paterson ... Gurling

Veronica Quilligan ... Kathleen
P.G. Stephens ... Stevenson

Season 2, Episode 10: Night People

6 December 1978

Peter Benson ... Arnold
Bill Dean ... Ted
Colin Douglas ... John
Sheila Fearn ... Jenny
Myra Frances ... Imogen
Jean Heywood ... Sarah
George Irving ... Cyril
Illona Linthwaite ... Hilary
Henry Livings ... Brian
Phil McCall ... Ernest

Christian Rodska ... Francis

Season 2, Episode 11: Renoir, My Father

13 December 1978
A play about the life and work of the artist Auguste Renoir, based on the book by his film director son, Jean Renoir.
Richard O'Callaghan ... Auguste Renoir
Peggy Aitchison ... Gran'Louise
Ian Bamforth ... Reginald
Brigid Erin Bates ... La Boulangere

Terence Bayler ... Baron

Hetty Baynes ... Nelly (as Henrietta Baynes)
Philip Bloomfield ... The Pimp

John Bluthal ... Gleyne
Barbara Ann Bowman ... Widow's daughter
Sheila Brennan ... Madam Levy

Nick Brimble ... Primiaud
Angela Curran ... Art student
Les Davidov ... Bibi
Sharon Duce ... Aline Charigist
Peter Duncan ... Jean Renoir, as a young man
Joe Gladwin ... Old man in the cafe
Lucy Gutteridge ... Dedee

Roger Hammond ... Dupois
David Howey ... Cezanne

Freddie Jones ... Vollard
Pat Keen ... Widow in the cafe
Lee Logan ... Jean Renoir, as a small child
Jane Morant ... Berthe
Christine Paul-Podlasky ... Angele (as Christina Paul)
Antonia Pemberton ... Lady in the Cinema
Sarah Porter ... Gabrielle
Frederick Radley ... Old man in workshop
Gina Rowe ... Renee Riviere
Gerald Sim ... Gentleman traveller
Paul Spurrier ... Jean Renoir, as a boy
Chris Tranchell ... Bazille
Gabor Vernon ... Doctor
Amanda Walker ... Lady in the park
Thelma Whiteley ... Aline's mother
Maggie Wilkinson ... Nursemaid

Season 2, Episode 12: On Giant's Shoulders

28 March 1979
Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter a great deal of resistance and scepticism from their friends and neighbours. Terry Wiles plays himself in this play.
Bryan Pringle ... Len Wiles

Judi Dench ... Hazel Wiles
Terry Wiles ... Himself
Hilda Braid ... Sister Page

Barbara Young ... Teacher at Hospital
Tim Wylton ... Len Curry
Tony Church ... Hospital Administrator
Anthony Heaton ... Limb Technician
Anna Wing ... Mrs. Proctor
Jean Rimmer ... Miss Hudson
Frank Barrie ... Solicitor
Charles West ... Judge
Annabel Leventon ... Journalist
Barbara Keogh ... Café Cashier
Elizabeth Hunt ... Customer
Sally Watkins ... Washer-Up
Maria St. Clare ... Girl at Nurseries
Elizabeth Morgan ... Registrar
Charles Pemberton ... Employment Clerk
Nigel Nevinson ... Young Teacher
John Muirhead ... Photographer
Wilfred Grove ... Bailiff
Derek Seaton ... Local Reporter
Terence Davies ... Fire Officer
Ian Ellis ... Hospital Orderly

Laurie Goode ... Hospital Orderly

Season 2, Episode 13: Stepping Out

4 April 1979

Stephen Bill ... Simon Sibley
David Ellison ... Harry Shove
Polly Hemingway ... Ivory Jane Watt
Stan Richards ... George Ackroyd
Sandra Voe ... Emmie Watt

Season 2, Episode 14: A Light That Shines

11 April 1979

Peter Cellier ... Brother Ambrose

Steven Grives ... Conroy
Christopher Guard ... Des
Julian Littman ... Griffin

Ann Mitchell ... Mother
Vicky Ogden ... Bernadette
Rex Robinson ... Brother George
Peggy Sinclair ... Matron
John Wheatley ... Stephen

Season 2, Episode 15: In England's Green and Pleasant Land

16 May 1979

Peter Attard ... Stubbs
Patrick Hannaway ... McInally
Andreas Markos ... Kyriacou
Cassie McFarlane ... Tracy
William Moore ... Principal Officer Carter
Herbert Norville ... Rupert Josephs
Patrick O'Connell ... Prison governor

Ronald Pickup ... Norman Reynolds
Brian Vaughan ... Prison Chaplain
Pauline Yates ... Dr. Gwyneth Thornloe

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