TV Fame is the Spur (BBC-1 1982, Tim Pigott-Smith, David Hayman) Published 3 years ago on October 6, 2016 Period drama series Fame is the Spur tells the story of development of the Labour Party, through the world of three very different men, through to the Spanish Civil War. Beginning in 1877 the serial follows three friends from Manchester all determined to make something of their lives. The three, Tom Hannaway, Arnold Ryerson and John Shawcross take different paths but all make an impact. Tom ends up making his fortune in business whilst Arnold becomes a prominent trade unionist. John (or Hamer as he renames himself) moves up in politics. Music was by Alan Price. production details UK / BBC One / 8×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 January – 26 February 1982 Writer: Elaine Morgan / Book: Howard Spring / Script Editor: Adrian Vale / Music: Alan Price / Producer: Richard Beynon / Director: David Giles cast Tim Pigott-Smith as John “Hamer” Shawcross David Hayman as Arnold Ryerson George Costigan as Tom Hannaway Paola Dionisotti as Ellen Joanna David as Ann Sheila Reid as Mrs Ryerson Joanna David as Ann Julia McKenzie as Pen Phyllida Law as Lizzie Elizabeth Counsell as Lady Lettice Steve Morley as Jimmy Newboult Abigail McKern as Alice Abigail McKernBBCDavid GilesDavid HaymanElaine MorganElizabeth CounsellGeorge CostiganJoanna DavidJulia McKenziePaola DionisottiPeriod Drama SeriesPhyllidaRichard BeynonTim Piggott-SmithTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes23 hours ago Alien Highway: UFO Recovery (S1EP2 Travel Wed 19 Jun 2019) UFO Recovery: Chuck Zukowski receives a map from an informant that supposedly leads to a hidden cache of recovered materials... Episodes23 hours ago Lone Star Justice: Killing Fields (S1EP3 ID Wed 19 Jun 2019) Almost Home: Killing Fields: When a distraught woman calls 911 to report that her husband has taken his own life,... Episodes23 hours ago The Killer Beside Me: Almost Home (S2EP3 ID Wed 19 Jun 2019) Almost Home: When 54-year-old Gayle Isleib was shot to death as she arrived home from work in Manchester, Conn., on... Episodes23 hours ago Southern Charm: A Salt and Battery (S6EP6 Bravo Wed 19 Jun 2019) A Salt and Battery: The boys rent an RV and spend time together outdoors in an attempt to help Austen... Episodes23 hours ago The Butcher: Raising the Steaks (S1EP3 HISTORY Raising the Steaks) Raising the Steaks: Four master butchers must carve an entire deer with little more than a traditional flint knife before... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago Press Your Luck Season 1 Episode 2 (ABC Wed 19 Jun 2019) Elizabeth Banks hosts a game that pits three contestants against one another in a trivia challenge, where each correct answer... Episodes23 hours ago Card Sharks Season 1 Episode 2 (ABC Wed 19 Jun 2019) Actor Joel McHale hosts a game, where two contestants are challenged to answer questions and guess whether playing card values... Episodes23 hours ago Match Game: Chris Parnell, Whitney Cummings (S4EP8 ABC Wed 19 Jun 2019) Chris Parnell, Whitney Cummings, Tony Rock, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle: Actor Chris Parnell from “Archer”; comic Whitney Cummings; “Living Biblically”... advertisement MOVIES Movies4 days ago Must See Movies: Rocketman In the hands of actor turned director Dexter Fletcher Rocketman – with Elton John’s approval – has become a musical... Movies5 days ago Blue Velvet (1986, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini) David Lynch’s landmark film begins and ends with small town American icons – white picket fences, perfectly grown roses and... Movies5 days ago Alien³ (1992, Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance) The third instalment in the four-part series sees Ripley’s escape pod from Aliens crash land on a penal planet, the... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.