TV Anglo Saxon Attitudes (ITV 1992 with Richard Johnson and Douglas Hodge) Published 4 years ago on February 21, 2015 UK / ITV – Thames – Euston / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 12 – 26 May 1992 Writer: Andrew Davies / Novel: Angus Wilson / Music: Colin Towns / Executive Producer: John Hambley / Producer: Andrew Brown / Director: Diarmuid Lawrence The always steady hand of Andrew “saucy” Davies (surely the most prolific adapter on TV!) guides this very good 1992 mini series based on the acclaimed novel by Angus Wilson. Richard Johnson (quite the leading man back in the day, he moved rather stately into quality character parts in later years) plays getting on in years archaeological historian Gerald Middleton who as a young man in 1912 was party to a find (a highly controversial phallic idol) that not only made his name but also led to a damaging affair with the wife of his best friend. Years later the facts surrounding the find haunt both Middleton and his dysfunctional family. Like the brilliant Malcolm Bradbury, Angus Wilson uses the academic world to satarise class and social mores of the time and in particular the hypercritical nature of the Academia of the time. A top script, powerful playing from the leads (not to mention a blink and you’ll miss it performance from a young Kate Winslet and an early role for Daniel Craig) make this period drama a very entertaining watch indeed. regular cast Richard Johnson as Gerald Middleton Douglas Hodge as Young Gerald Elizabeth Spriggs as Inge Middleton Briony Glassco as Young Inge Tara Fitzgerald as Young Dollie Nicholas Jones as Robin Middleton Deborah Findlay as Kay Consett Simon Chandler as John Middleton Simon Mattacks as Donald Consett Amanda Mealing as Elvira Portway Paudge Behan as Larrie Rourke Edna Doré as Mrs Salad Oliver Ford-Davies as Professor Stokesay Daniel Craig as Gilbert Stokesay Amanda MealingAndrew BrownAndrew DaviesColin TownsDaniel CraigDiarmuid LawrenceDouglas HodgeElizabeth SpriggsEustonITVOliver Ford DaviesPeriod Drama SerialRichard JohnsonSimon ChandlerTara FitzgeraldThames Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV1 day ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV1 day ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV1 day ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV1 day ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV1 day ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Little Women: Collabing with the Enemy (S5EP9 Lifetime Thurs 23 May 2019) Collabing with the Enemy: After Bri is betrayed by Emily, she decides to get revenge by reaching out to the... Episodes2 days ago Little Women: LA – Hen Party Fiasco (S8EP8 Lifetime Thurs 23 May 2019) Hen Party Fiasco: Elena is left speechless when the girls question her children’s book; the hen party is on the... Episodes2 days ago Beat Bobby Flay: Flame-tastic! (S20EP7 FoodTV Thurs 23 May 2019) Flame-tastic!: Chef Armando Litiatco and chef Mikala Brennan have to battle for a chance to beat Bobby Flay; Bobby’s good... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago War Dogs | 2016 | Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract... Movies2 months ago The Kindergarten Teacher | 2018 | Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her... Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.