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Dean Spanley

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Period comedy drama adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany. Horatio Fisk is a cantankerous old man who refuses to grieve over the death of his son in the Boer War. His surviving son tries to work out why, but is defeated until he meets Dean Spanley - a man who may have had a previous life connected to the Fisk family.

Through a surreal exploration of spiritualism, the son comes to understand his father's background. Adapted from the novella by Lord Dunsany. Show less


Horatio Fisk:
Peter O'Toole
Young Fisk:
Jeremy Northam
Dean Spanley:
Sam Neill
Bryan Brown
Mrs Brimley:
Judy Parfitt
Swami Nala Prash:
Art Malik
Nawab of Ranjiput:
Ramon Tikaram
Harrington Fisk:
Xavier Horan
Bruce Hopkins
Toa Fraser
Alan Sharp

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