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My Brother Jonathan (BBC-1 1984 with Daniel Day Lewis and Helen Ryan)

UK / BBC One / 5×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 28 August – 9 September 1985

Writer: James Andrew Hall / Novel: Francis Brett Young / Script Editor: Mervyn Haisman / Costume Design: Rita Reekie / Music: Stanley Myers / Design: Humphrey Jaegar / Producer: Joe Waters / Director: Anthony Garner

Period drama serial. The relationship between two brothers in the Black Country in the early part of the 20th century, ungainly and hard done by eldest son Jonathan and the younger athletic, clever Harold. Jonathan is determined to become a doctor, moving to a slum area of London when he first qualifies.

cast
DANIEL DAY LEWIS as Jonathan
HELEN RYAN as Laura Dakers
CAROLINE BLISS as Edie Martin
FREDERICK TREVES as Dr Hammond
TP McKENNA as Lloyd Moore
MICHAEL TROUGHTON as Arthur Martook
JOHN STONE as Dr Craig
TONY DOYLE as John Morse
MICHAEL LOUGHNAN as Dr Monaghan
ANTHONY ROWE as Mr Wilburn
SALLY WATKINS as Lily Rudge
BARBARA KELLERMAN as Rachel Hammond





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