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Brat Farrar 

When Alex Loding passes Brat Farrar in the street, he's struck by Brat's uncanny resemblance to Simon Ashby. Simon had a older twin brother, Patrick, who disappeared a decade ago, and was ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mark Greenstreet Mark Greenstreet ...  Brat Farrar / ... 6 episodes, 1986
Angela Browne Angela Browne ...  Beatrice Ashby 6 episodes, 1986
Frederick Treves ...  George Ledingham 6 episodes, 1986
Dominique Barnes ...  Eleanor Ashby 6 episodes, 1986
Victoria Bradley Victoria Bradley ...  Jane Ashby 6 episodes, 1986
Rebecca Bradley Rebecca Bradley ...  Ruth Ashby 6 episodes, 1986
Francis Matthews ...  Alec Loding 5 episodes, 1986
Jeremy Young ...  Mr. Gregg 5 episodes, 1986
Dylan Dolan Dylan Dolan ...  Tony Toselli 4 episodes, 1986
Colin Jeavons ...  Mr. Sandal 3 episodes, 1986
Phillip Doulton Phillip Doulton ...  Dr. Roger Spence 3 episodes, 1986
Denise Margetts Denise Margetts ...  Lana 3 episodes, 1986
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When Alex Loding passes Brat Farrar in the street, he's struck by Brat's uncanny resemblance to Simon Ashby. Simon had a older twin brother, Patrick, who disappeared a decade ago, and was presumed drowned. Simon now owns the family farm, Latchetts, a top-notch stable. Alex asks Brat, who loves horses, if he'd care to impersonate Patrick to disinherit Simon. But as Brat grows closer to the Ashby family, he finds the role a dangerous and wearing one; especially as he begins to suspect that Patrick's death wasn't an accident. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Mystery

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UK

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English

Release Date:

15 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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| (6 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Hammer made this as the film 'Paranoiac' 1962 See more »

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Version of Paranoiac (1963) See more »

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I loved this mini-series and wish it was on DVD
18 February 2006 | by wiz-34See all my reviews

I actually saw this when it was first aired on the BBC, over the course or a few weeks I got hooked. I was actually totally distraught when I went on holiday the week of the last instalment, and forgot to set the video. I got hold of the book on holiday, but as with many TV or Film adaptation their are always differences (Althought it was as close as i've seen an adaptation), and I am still wishing almost 20 years on that I had seen that last instalment. As you can tell from that comment I thought it was a great watch at the time. Unfortunately the BBC is yet to cotton onto the fact that there are many people out there waiting for them to release the DVD. Even though after 20 years I am sure it has dated I would still be at the front of the queue, jumping up and down to get my copy! If you ever see it up for a rerun (which so far I never have) then I would definitely recommend it to be watched. I believe that sometime this year, or next, there is a remake with Ben Afflek being made. Even though I might give this a watch, I am sure Brat will suddenly sprout a Yank accent and the British estate be transplanted to the mid-west or some such "across the pond" location. Ho Hum. *Am hoping that this might poke the BBC into releasing the UK version, as interest in the story will be sparked. One can always hope! :o)


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