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Take A Girl Like You (BBC-1 2000, Sienna Guillory, Rupert Graves)

Take A Girl Like You

Period drama serial Take A Girl Like You was based on Kingsley Amis’s hugely popular novel.

In 1959 young virginal northern lass Jenny Bunn moves down to live in London and is soon falling prey to the lasciviousness attentions of the men she meets, especially teacher Patrick.

Brilliant casting and top notch production values made this a real treat. The book had previously been filmed in 1969 with Hayley Mills and a cast against type Oliver Reed.

production details
UK / BBC-1 – WGBH / 3×50 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 26 November – Sunday 9 December 2000

Writer: Andrew Davies / Novel: Kingsley Amis / Camera: James Welland / Design: Donal Woods / Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams / Script Editor: Kate Lewis / Executive Producer: Hal Chester, Jane Tranter (BBC), Rebecca Eaton (WGBH) / Producer: Gareth Neame / Director: Nick Hurran

cast
SIENNA GUILLORY as Jenny Bunn
RUPERT GRAVES as Patrick Standish
HUGH BONNEVILLE as Julian Ormerod
ROBERT DAWS as Dick Thompson
EMMA CHAMBERS as Martha Thompson
IAN DRIVER as Graham McClintoch
KATHY KIERA CLARKE as Anne Le Page
JEFF RAWLE as Horace Charlton
SIMON EVANS as Horse
BRIDGET McCONNEL as Miss Sinclair
AMELIA WARNER as Sheila Torkingham
NINA YOUNG as Wendy