TV Strangers and Brothers (BBC-2 1984, Shaughan Seymour, Cherie Lunghi) Published 2 years ago on August 26, 2016 Period drama series Strangers and Brothers detailed 40 years in the life of Leicester lad Lewis Eliot beginning in 1927 when he starts a romance with Sheila. A short lived and ill advised marriage follows as Lewis heads to Cambridge and later the Bar before spending World War II in Whitehall. At Whitehall he meets the married Margaret Davidson and begins an affair with her eventually making her his second wife. By the 1950’s Eliot is a staunch anti-nuclear campaigner but almost has his career ruined by an association with a Tory minister who can’t keep away from scandal. Towards the end of the series 13 episodes it moved into the 1960’s where Eliot is making inroads as a writer but still being drawn to the world of politics. A strong series based on C.P. Snow’s sequence of 11 mostly autobiographical novels which these are best remembered for the fact that Snow coined the now in common usage phrase “the corridors of power” to describe the world of those who ran the country. Cherie Lunghi as Lewis’s second wife Margaret. production details UK / BBC Two – Primetime / 13×55 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 January – 4 April 1984 Writer: Julian Bond / Novels: C.P. Snow / Music: Kenyon Emrys-Roberts / Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe / Directors: Ronald Wilson, Jeremy Summers cast Shaughan Seymour as Lewis Eliot Sheila Ruskin as Sheila Eliot Paul Hastings as Francis Getliffe Nigel Havers as Roy Calvert Cherie Lunghi as Margaret Eliot Edward Hardwicke as Sir Hector Rose Peter Sallis as Leonard March Carmen Du Sautoy as Ann Simon Neil Stacy as Herbert Getliffe Gareth Thomas as Arthur Mounteney (2 episodes) Anthony Hopkins as Roger Quaife (2 episodes) THE EPISODES 1. 1927 (11 Jan 1984) 2. 1931 (18 Jan 1984) 3. 1935 (25 Jan 1984) 4. LONDON 1936 (1 Feb 1984) 5. 1937 (8 Feb 1984) 6. SPRING 1939 (15 Feb 1984) 7. LONDON 1941 (22 Feb 1984) 8. 1944 (29 Feb 1984) 9. 1945 (7 Mar 1984) 10. 1946 (14 Mar 1984) 11. 1955 (21 Mar 1984) 12. 1957 (28 Mar 1984) 13. 1964 (4 Apr 1984) Anthony HopkinsBBCCarmen Du SautoyCherie LunghiEdward HardwickeGareth ThomasJulian BondNeil StacyNigel HaversPeriod Drama SeriesPhilip HinchcliffeShaughan SeymourTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes9 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes9 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes9 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes9 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes1 day ago The Blacklist: Minister D (S6EP9 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Minister D: While Red (James Spader) fights in court to clear his name of treason once and for all, Liz... Episodes1 day ago Hawaii Five-0: Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (S9EP16 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa: When the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.