Season Cast 42

  1. James Fleet

    James Fleet

    Moreland (4 Episodes)

  2. Claire Skinner

    Claire Skinner

    Jean (4 Episodes)

  3. James Purefoy
  4. James D'Arcy
  5. Jonathan Cake
  6. Miranda Richardson

    Miranda Richardson

    (4 Episodes)

  7. John Standing
  8. Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett

    Sillery (4 Episodes)

  9. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox

    Uncle Giles (4 Episodes)

  10. Harriet Walter

    Harriet Walter

    Mildred (4 Episodes)

  11. Robin Bailey

    Robin Bailey

    (4 Episodes)

  12. Nicholas Jones

    Nicholas Jones

    Bob Duport (4 Episodes)

  13. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    (4 Episodes)

  14. Simon Russell Beale
  15. Paul Rhys
  16. Sarah Badel

    Sarah Badel

    (4 Episodes)

  17. Gillian Barge

    Gillian Barge

    (4 Episodes)

  18. Annabel Mullion

    Annabel Mullion

    Mona (4 Episodes)

  19. Adrian Scarborough
  20. Oliver Ford Davies

    Oliver Ford Davies

    Le Bas (4 Episodes)

  21. Nigel Lindsay

    Nigel Lindsay

    Odo Stevens (4 Episodes)

  22. Zoë Wanamaker
  23. Nicholas Rowe
  24. Andrew Havill
  25. Caroline Harker

    Priscilla (4 Episodes)

  26. Tony Osoba

    Tony Osoba

    Colonel Flores (4 Episodes)

  27. Eileen Atkins

    Eileen Atkins

    Brightman (4 Episodes)

  28. Paul Brooke

    Paul Brooke

    Maclintick (4 Episodes)

  29. James Callis

    James Callis

    Gwinnett (4 Episodes)

  30. Joanna David

    Joanna David

    Isobel (4 Episodes)

  31. Patrick Godfrey
  32. Lucy Fleming

    Jean (4 Episodes)

  33. Frank Middlemass
  34. Emily Mortimer
  35. Julian Wadham
  36. Nicola Walker

    Nicola Walker

    Gypsy Jones (4 Episodes)

  37. Colin Baker

    Colin Baker

    Canon Fenneau (4 Episodes)

  38. Mark Dexter

    Mark Dexter

    Tompsitt (4 Episodes)

  39. Richard Leaf
  40. Robert Pugh

    Robert Pugh

    Biggs (4 Episodes)

  41. Amanda Walker

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Season Crew 7


  1. Alvin Rakoff

    Alvin Rakoff

    Director (4 Episodes)

  2. Christopher Morahan


  1. Lorraine Goodman

    Producer (4 Episodes)

  2. Alvin Rakoff

    Alvin Rakoff

    Producer (4 Episodes)


  1. Hugh Whitemore

    Writer (4 Episodes)

  2. Anthony Powell

    Anthony Powell

    Writer (4 Episodes)


Episodes 4


The Twenties

October 9, 1997

The first film looks at the life of Kenneth Widmerpool, a tubby, much-teased boy at school who is to grow into a determined influence on his friends. Among these friends is Nicholas Jenkins, who is having an adulterous affair.

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The Thirties

October 16, 1997

Nick Jenkins and his friends have moved from twenty- to thirty-somethings. Marriages are beginning to crumble and youthful optimism is fading fast. Nick's affair with Jean Templer is coming to an end, but all unhappiness is swept aside when he meets Isobel Tolland, who takes him into London's bohemian life. A world of heavy drinking, all-night parties and colourful eccentrics. But, across the Channel in Germany, Hitler's power is rising and war seems inevitable.

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The War

October 23, 1997

WWII has broken out and Nick Jenkins is in the army, leaving behind his wife Isobel, who is expecting their first child. Meanwhile, Kenneth Widmerpool makes the most of his connections and soon rises through the ranks to enjoy power and prestige. This episode also sees the arrival of Pamela Flitton, a dangerously beautiful woman who can cast a spell on all the men she meets - even the normally cool-headed Widmerpool.

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Post War

October 30, 1997

A decade has passed. Nick and his wife Isobel have moved to the country. Widmerpool has become a Labour MP and is dabbling in Eastern European politics. His wife Pamela is behaving even more outrageously, and gossip surrounding her bizarre sex life is raging.

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