Written by award-winning screen-writer and novelist Frederic Raphael, The Glittering Prizes is the critically acclaimed series of six teleplays chronicling the changing lives of friends who first meet at Cambridge University. Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence) stars as would-be novelist Adam Morris with Mark Wing-Davey and Nigel Havers among his college peers. Barbara Kellerman, Malcolm Stoddard, Connie Booth, Miriam Margolyes and Tim Pigott-Smith also feature among.
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All six episodes of the 1976 television drama starring Tom Conti and Barbara Kellerman. Adam Morris (Conti) is a Cambridge student who dreams of one day becoming a great novelist. Among his peers are Mike Clode (Mark Wing-Davey) and Denis Porson (Nigel Havers) who also have high hopes for the road ahead. The series follows the group of students from the early 1950s right through to the 1970s and watches as their lives develop and progress in very different ways. The episodes are: 'An Early Life', 'A Love Life', 'A Past Life', 'A Country Life', 'An Academic Life' and 'A Double Life'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Written by award-winning screen-writer and novelist Frederic Raphael The Glittering Prizes is the critically acclaimed series of six teleplays chronicling the changing lives of friends who first meet at Cambridge University Tom Conti (Shirley Valentine Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) stars as would-be novelist Adam Morris with Mark Wing-Davey and Nigel Havers among his college peers Barbara Kellerman Malcolm Stoddard Connie Booth Miriam Margolyes and Tim Pigott-Smith also feature among the cast Meeting as undergraduates in the early fifties the drama explores the hopes and dreams of a group of idealistic young students following their intertwining lives into the turbulent sixties and on through the successes and disillusionments of the seventies as they achieve contrasting levels of worldly success Literate witty and bitingly satiric it was nominated for a Best Drama Series BAFTA Tom Conti was nominated for a Best Actor BAFTA and won an RTS award for Best Performance