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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 

Beloved actress Geraldine McEwan (Agatha Christie's Marple, The Magdalene Sisters) is imperious, unorthodox teacher Jean Brodie in this seven-part television miniseries. Adapted from the ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Geraldine McEwan ...  Jean Brodie 7 episodes, 1978
Lynsey Baxter ...  Sandy Stranger 6 episodes, 1978
Amanda Kirby Amanda Kirby ...  Jenny Gray 6 episodes, 1978
Vivienne Ross Vivienne Ross ...  Miss Campbell 6 episodes, 1978
Tracey Childs ...  Rose Stanley 5 episodes, 1978
John Castle ...  Teddy Lloyd 4 episodes, 1978
Georgine Anderson ...  Miss Gaunt 4 episodes, 1978
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ...  Mrs. MacDonald 4 episodes, 1978
Michael Elder Michael Elder ...  Rev. Ian Ball 4 episodes, 1978
Jean McKinley Jean McKinley ...  Mary MacGregor 4 episodes, 1978
Julie Brennan Julie Brennan ...  Juliet 3 episodes, 1978
George Cormack George Cormack ...  Mr. Lawson 3 episodes, 1978
Penelope Allsopp Penelope Allsopp ...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 1978
Romana Kaye Romana Kaye ...  Giulia Cibelli 2 episodes, 1978
Elizabeth Joyce Walker Elizabeth Joyce Walker ...  Theatre audience 2 episodes, 1978


Beloved actress Geraldine McEwan (Agatha Christie's Marple, The Magdalene Sisters) is imperious, unorthodox teacher Jean Brodie in this seven-part television miniseries. Adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie tells the stories of impressionable young ladies at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, revealing their lives, their famililes, and the challenges they face growing up in 1930s Scotland. Devoted to her students, Miss Brodie endeavors to fill them with a love of art and culture and as much self-confidence as she possesses. In so doing, she offends the conservative Miss Gaunt, tests the patience of headmistress Miss Mackay, and incites the passions of married art instructor Teddy Lloyd (John Castle, The Lion in Winter). McEwan gives an indelible performance that Spark herself considered the quintessential portrayal of the iconic character.

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22 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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Los mejores años de Miss Brodie See more »

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(7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Jay Presson Allen opened at the Helen Hayes Theater in New York on January 16, 1968 and ran for 379 performances. See more »

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Better Than The 1969 Movie
27 September 2006 | by emenonSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed seeing this on PBS. I didn't like the 1969 movie, due to nudity. It was rated PG, however with the nude scene it should have been X. This mini TV series tells about a Girls school. Ms. Brodie was a teacher the girls admired. She took them to the Ballet, served them tea and got them interested in the arts. They should release this mini series to DVD. I'm sure other people would be interested in this program. Dorothy a girl who was interested in the arts had a strict Father, who beat her with a belt. All because she broke the china doing head stands. I give this mini series "A+." I just hope someday that it will be released so everyone can enjoy these type of educational programs sponsored by PBS.

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