G.B.H. (1991)

Drama 1h 21m
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GBH was a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4. The protagonists were Michael Murray, the Militant tendency-supporting Labour leader of a city council in the North of England and Jim Nelson, the headmaster of a school for disturbed children.

The series was controversial partly because Murray appeared to be based on Derek Hatton, former Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council — in an interview in the G.B.H. DVD Bleasdale recounts an accidental meeting with Hatton before the series, who indicates that he has caught wind of Bleasdale's intentions but does not mind as long as the actor playing him is "handsome".

In normal parlance, the initials "GBH" refer to the criminal charge of grievous bodily harm - however, the actual intent of the letters is that it is supposed to stand for Great British Holiday.

  1. Alan Bleasdale


Series Cast

  1. Amanda Mealing

    Amanda Mealing


    9 Episodes

  2. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    Jim Nelson

    7 Episodes

  3. Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay

    Michael Murray

    7 Episodes

  4. Lindsay Duncan

    Lindsay Duncan

    Barbara Douglas

    7 Episodes

  5. Julie Walters

    Julie Walters

    Mrs. Murray

    7 Episodes

  6. Dearbhla Molloy

    Dearbhla Molloy

    Laura Nelson

    7 Episodes

  7. Tom Georgeson

    Tom Georgeson

    Lou Barnes

    7 Episodes

  8. Andrew Schofield

    Andrew Schofield

    Peter Grenville

    7 Episodes

  9. Alan Igbon

    Alan Igbon


    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1991 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of G.B.H. premiered on June 6, 1991.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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