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The Glittering Prizes


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A series of six plays by FREDERIC RAPHAEL 1: An Early Life
In 1953 Adam Morris wins a scholarship to Cambridge, a stepping-stone for those with ambition to build lives and careers. In his first year at college he makes several new friends and a few enemies. He sets out to antagonise his upper-class room-mate but soon finds himself in deeper water than he had anticipated.
Glittery television drama, a knockout in every department (VARIETY) Producer MARK SHIVAS


Unknown: Adam Morris
Adam Morris: Tom Conti
Barbara: Barbara Kellermann
Lady Frances: Elizabeth Spriggs
Donald Davidson: David Robb
Sheila Wise: Natasha Morgan
Bill Bourne: Clive Merrison
Ken Hobbs: Simon Cadell
Fr Kenneth Follett: Julian Curry
Henry Davidson: John Wentworth
Francesca Davidson: Judi Bowker
Lionel Morris: Leonard Sachs
Estelle Morris: Renée Goddard
Anna Cunningham: Emily Richard
Mike Clode: Mark Wing-Davey
John Cadman: Jeremy Child
Denis Porson: Nigel Havers
Dan Bradley: Malcolm Stoddard
Helga: Kirstie Pooley
Headmaster: James Bree
Basil Staunton: Gerald Case
Johnson: Andrew Hawkins
Student: Kevin Moore

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