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Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV serial)

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Directed by  Gareth Davies
Original language(s)  English
Producer(s)  John McRae
Number of episodes  5
Written by  Thomas Hughes
8.3/10 IMDb

Country of origin  UK
No. of episodes  5
First episode date  14 November 1971
Director  Gareth Davies
Networks  BBC, BBC One
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Starring  Anthony MurphyIain CuthbertsonSimon Fisher TurnerRichard Morant
Cast  Richard Morant, Iain Cuthbertson

Similar  Jane Eyre (1983 TV serial), Vanity Fair (1967 TV serial), Jane Eyre (1983 TV serial)

Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 1971 television serial adaptation of the Thomas Hughes novel Tom Brown's Schooldays.

It was originally screened on the BBC1 Sunday afternoon slot, which often showed serialisations of classics aimed at a family audience. It made some free adaptations to Hughes's novel, creating the role of Flashman's father, and writing new sub-plots about Flashman and Arnold. It also included some scenes of bullying and corporal punishment which may have been strong stuff for family viewing. "Clean-up TV" campaigner Mary Whitehouse claimed that the programme broke the BBC's guidelines on the depiction of sadistic violence.

The series was later shown on Masterpiece Theatre in the USA. Both the programme and Anthony Murphy's lead performance won Emmy Awards.

Cast

  • Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
  • Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold
  • Louise Jameson as Mary Arnold
  • Simon Fisher Turner as Harry "Scud" East
  • Richard Morant as Flashman
  • Gerald Flood as Sir Richard Flashman
  • Richard Gibson as Sunning
  • Christopher Guard as Darcy
  • Daniel Hill as Harry
  • John Hug as Druce
  • Robin Langford as Martin
  • John Paul as Mr. Brown
  • References

    Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV serial) Wikipedia


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