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The Twenties 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 9 October 1997
In flashback to 1920's Britain, Nicholas Jenkins reminisces about his school days, where he met Widmerpool and Jean.

Director:

Alvin Rakoff

Writers:

Anthony Powell (novels), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... Uncle Alfred
Gillian Barge ... Mrs. Erdleigh
Alan Bennett ... Sillery
Jonathan Cake ... Peter Templer
James D'Arcy ... Nicholas Jenkins as a Student
Oliver Ford Davies ... Le Bas
Edward Fox ... Uncle Giles
John Gielgud ... St. John Clarke
Nicholas Jones ... Bob Duport
Luke de Lacey ... Stringham as a Student
Frank Middlemass ... Edgar Deacon
Annabel Mullion ... Mona
Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Sir Magnus Donners
James Purefoy ... Nicholas Jenkins
Paul Rhys ... Charles Stringham
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Storyline

In flashback to 1920's Britain, Nicholas Jenkins reminisces about his school days, where he met Widmerpool and Jean.

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1920s | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

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Release Date:

9 October 1997 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Table Top Productions See more »
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Trivia

After some newspapers published on-set photographs of Sir John Gielgud in a wheelchair, he issued a strongly-worded statement that he was 'in character' and otherwise in excellent health. See more »

Quotes

JC Quiggin: I thought people came to University to study, not to booze and chatter all the time.
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Soundtracks

The Blue Room
(uncredited)
Composed by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
[band performs at party]
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