Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.

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Series cast summary:
Tom Conti ...  Adam Morris 4 episodes, 1976
Barbara Kellerman ...  Barbara Morris / ... 4 episodes, 1976
Mark Wing-Davey Mark Wing-Davey ...  Mike Clode 4 episodes, 1976
Clive Merrison ...  Bill Bourne 3 episodes, 1976
John Gregg John Gregg ...  Alan Parks 3 episodes, 1976
Emily Richard Emily Richard ...  Anna Cunningham 3 episodes, 1976
Malcolm Stoddard ...  Dan Bradley 3 episodes, 1976
Roger Hammond ...  Ronald Braithwaite / ... 3 episodes, 1976
Jeremy Child ...  John Cadman 3 episodes, 1976
Nigel Havers ...  Denis Porson 3 episodes, 1976
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ...  Lionel Morris 3 episodes, 1976
Angela Down Angela Down ...  Joyce Bradley / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Anna Carteret ...  Barbara Parks / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Suzanne Stone Suzanne Stone ...  Jo-Ann Case / ... 2 episodes, 1976
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ...  Bruno Lazlo 2 episodes, 1976
Simon Cadell Simon Cadell ...  Ken Hobbs 2 episodes, 1976


Twenty years in the lives of some Cambridge undergraduates, who all find that the real world of a changing Britain is a hard place.

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21 January 1976 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was generally believed that the central character in this mini-series, a brilliant Jewish student at Cambridge who becomes a novelist and film writer, was an autobiographical portrait of Frederic Raphael, the scriptwriter of the series. See more »


Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #2.1 (1989) See more »

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Absolutely brilliant - need this on DVD!
19 December 2006 | by Shezan .See all my reviews

This series was the kind of thing that made TV worth it a quarter century ago. Written by the English novelist Frederick Raphael from his book, it was more than a little autobiographic, and carried the flavour of the 50s and 60s, while avoiding many of the clichés this period evokes.

The TV series was Intelligent, wry, literate, subtle, with brilliant acting.

In post-war England, it followed a group of students at Cambridge, with their hopes, affairs, confrontations with life, and, later, disillusionments and achievements. It's impossible to explain how truly intelligent the writing is; this has to be experienced.

We NEED it on DVD!

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