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Tom Brown’s Schooldays (BBC-1 1971, Anthony Murphy, Iain Cuthbertson)



Tom Brown's Schooldays BBC 1971

Period drama serial Tom Brown’s Schooldays took us to the 19th century where young Tom faces a trying time when he joins a public school especially when he makes an enemy of the evil Flashman who stops at nothing to make young Tom’s life a misery.

The character of Flashman would later go on to inspire the series of comic novels by George MacDonald Fraser.

production details
UK / BBC One / 5×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 November – 12 December 1971

Writer: Anthony Steven / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Costume Design: Hazel Pethig / Production Design: Paul Allen / Producer: John McRae / Director: Gareth Davies

Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
Richard Morant as Flashman
Raymond Witch as Cooey
Iain Cuthbertson as Doctor Arnold
Simon Turner as Ned East
Pamela Duncan as Matron
Edward Palmer as Thomas
Christopher Moran as Coates
Simon Conrad as Willoughby
Barry Stokes as Brooke
Davyd Harries as Reverend Ansley
Geoffrey Edwards as Reverend Bird
Christopher Guard as Darcy
Robin Halstead as Clement
Richard Gibson as Sunning
Kathleen Heath as Sally Harrowell
Mark Jefferis as Harker
Sean Bury as Denning
Anthony Wilkins as Westrop
Michael Andrews as Ransome
Mark Rogers as Cuthbertson