A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
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 Logan Mountstuart (Older) (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Logan Mountstuart (Middle) (4 episodes, 2010)
Conor Nealon ...
 Logan Mountstuart (Child) (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Freya Deverell (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Logan Mountstuart (Young) (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Ben Leeping (Older) (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Peter Scabius (Older) (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Ernest Hemingway / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Mr. Mountstuart (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Mrs. Mountstuart (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Lottie (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Duchess of Windsor / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Duke of Windsor / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Gloria Scabius (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Tess Scabius (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Lionel Mounstuart (2 episodes, 2010)
Stéphane Dausse ...
 Cyprien (2 episodes, 2010)
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 The Earl (2 episodes, 2010)
Yolanda Vazquez ...
 Encarnacion (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Peter Scabius (Young) (2 episodes, 2010)
James Musgrave ...
 Ben Leeping (Young) / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Kulvinder Ghir ...
 Subadar Singh (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Ian Fleming (2 episodes, 2010)
Poppy Epstein ...
 Stella (Age 6) (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Dr. Byrne (2 episodes, 2010)
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

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Any Human Heart - Eines Menschen Herz  »

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The music used in Channel 4's promotional trailers is "Einaudi: Nightbook" from the album 'Nightbook' by Ludovico Einaudi. See more »

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Very Human and very much "any" individual's story....
4 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a delicate human story of a real man and his very real and messy life, filled with all of the missteps into discovering the world and himself. While it is at once sentimental, it isn't overly romanticized or filled with self-pity.

A curious and fascinating sub-plot around the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, took me into an internet search to learn more around a historical incident involving all the characters.

Filled with flashbacks of Oxford friends, wives, lovers and children are the cast of characters illuminating our main character, Logan's, mind. Every flashback moves us through Logan's life, as he seems to outlive all of the unfortunate illnesses and accidents of his friends and family. The extensive ensemble of actors play their characters, with the grace and elegance you expect from such highly acclaimed actors as James Broadbent.

The real thread of sweetness, in this series, is seeing how we assign value to our relationships and perception of the world. This is a story for every person, to feel connected to their own humanness and find purpose and human connection at every stage of their lives.


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