Young Visiters, The (BBC-1 2003, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy)



Period Victorian comedy drama. Alfred Salteena falls for Ethel Monticue whom he meets on a train. He offers to introduce her to dukes and lords to impress her, but finds she is just using him to meet a better class of people. So Alfred attends a finishing school to learn how to be a proper gentleman. Written by Daisy Ashford when she was 9-years old – the spelling mistake in the title was her own.

production details
UK | BBC-1 | 1×90 minute episode | Broadcast 26 December 2003

Writer: Patrick Barlow
Novel: Daisy Ashford
Producer: Christopher Hall
Director: David Yates

Jim Broadbent as Alfred Salteena
Hugh Laurie as Lord Bernard Clark
Lyndsey Marshal as Ethel Monticue
Bill Nighy as Earl of Clincham
Geoffrey Palmer as Minnit
Simon Russell Beale as Prince of Wales
Adam Godley as Procurio
Sophie Thompson as Bessie Topp
Sally Hawkins as Rosalind
Anne Reid as Mrs. Monticue
Tom Burke as Horace
Guy Henry as Mr. Domonic
Alan Bennett as Narrator (voice)
Darren Jacobs as Dream Man

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