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A Dance to the Music of Time is a four-part adaptation of Anthony Powell's 12-volume novel sequence that aired on Channel 4 in 1997. The series is a sharp, comic portrait of upper-class and bohemian England, spanning almost a century, from the early 1920s to modern times.

Series Cast

  1. Simon Russell Beale as Widmerpool

    Simon Russell Beale


    4 Episodes

  2. James Purefoy as Nicholas Jenkins

    James Purefoy

    Nicholas Jenkins

    4 Episodes

  3. James Fleet as Moreland

    James Fleet


    4 Episodes

  4. Jonathan Cake as Peter Templer

    Jonathan Cake

    Peter Templer

    4 Episodes

  5. Paul Rhys as Charles Stringham

    Paul Rhys

    Charles Stringham

    4 Episodes

  6. Claire Skinner as Jean

    Claire Skinner


    4 Episodes

  7. Miranda Richardson as Pamela Flitton

    Miranda Richardson

    Pamela Flitton

    4 Episodes

  8. Adrian Scarborough as JG Quiggin

    Adrian Scarborough

    JG Quiggin

    4 Episodes

  9. Edward Fox as Uncle Giles

    Edward Fox

    Uncle Giles

    4 Episodes

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Last Season


1997 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of A Dance to the Music of Time premiered on October 9, 1997.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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