The Line Of Beauty (BBC-2 2006, Dan Stevens)

Three part BBC drama The Line Of Beauty, adapted by Andrew Davies from the novel by Alan Hollinghurst, was set in the 1980s. Nick Guest (Dan Stevens) is a charming and openly gay Oxford graduate who goes to stay with the family of his friend whose father is a Conservative MP. He ends up staying with them for years becoming something of a surrogate son.

Cast: Dan Stevens as Nick Guest; Tim McInnerny as Gerald Fedden; Hayley Atwell as Cat Fedden; Alice Krige as Rachel Fedden; Carmen Du Sautoy as Elena; Alex Wyndham as Wani Ouradi; James Bradshaw as Polly Tompkins; Oliver Coleman as Toby Fedden; Lydia Leonard as Penny Kent; Don Gilet as Leo Charles; Christopher Fairbank as Barry Groom; Oscar James as Brentford; John Warnaby as Badger; John Standing as Lord Kessler; Siri Svegler as Martine; Nikki Amuka-Bird as Rosemary Charles; Justin Salinger as Russel; Caroline Blakiston as Lady Partridge; Julia St John as Greta Timms; David Yelland as John Timms; John Quayle as Geoffrey Titchfield; Bruno Lastra as Tristao; Tom Knight as Norman Kent

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Writer: Andrew Davies / Novel: Alan Hollinghurst / Script Editor: Ellie Wood / Music: Martin Phipps / Producer: Kate Lewis / Executive Producers: Hilary Salmon, Laura Mackie / Director: Saul Dibb

UK / BBC-2 / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 May – 31 May 2006

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