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First Among Equals 

Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

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Series cast summary:
Tom Wilkinson ...  Raymond Gould 10 episodes, 1986
James Faulkner ...  Simon Kerslake 10 episodes, 1986
David Robb ...  Andrew Fraser 10 episodes, 1986
Jeremy Child ...  Charles Seymour 10 episodes, 1986
Joanna David ...  Elizabeth Kerslake 10 episodes, 1986
Jane Booker ...  Fiona Seymour 10 episodes, 1986
Clive Swift ...  Alec Pimkin 10 episodes, 1986
Anita Carey Anita Carey ...  Joyce Gould 9 episodes, 1986
Diana Hardcastle ...  Louise Fraser 9 episodes, 1986
Basil Moss Basil Moss ...  Robert Atkinson 7 episodes, 1986
Linal Haft Linal Haft ...  Ronnie Nethercote 7 episodes, 1986
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Henry Lindsay 6 episodes, 1986
Paola Dionisotti ...  Hilary Turner 6 episodes, 1986
Barry Lowe Barry Lowe ...  Stan Fulton 6 episodes, 1986
Toria Fuller ...  Kate Hamilton 5 episodes, 1986
Simon Williams ...  Alexander Dalglish 5 episodes, 1986


Political drama about the parallel careers of four MPs who all join Parliament in the mid-1960s.

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30 September 1986 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(10 episodes)
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Referenced in Cluedo: Politician's Funeral (1990) See more »

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Nostalgic look back at British politics in the 1960s
15 September 2017 | by sktn77a@aol.comSee all my reviews

A low budget studio production of Jeffrey Archer's book "first among equals". Takes place in Britain in the mid 1960s and you could be forgiven for thinking it was actually filmed back then, rather than 20 years later. After all the political shenanigans and backstabbing en route, a rather poignant ending. Worth a watch if you can find it.

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