The Glittering Prizes

Season 1 Episode 2

A Love Life

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Aired Unknown Jan 28, 1976 on BBC
7.0
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A Love Life
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Alan Parkes finds his girlfriend Joyce is pregnant but doesn't want to marry her; she instead marries Dan, an idealistic student who wants to be a village schoolmaster. Adam Morris endures an estrangement from his parents by marrying Barbara, a teacher who isn't Jewish.

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  • As their student careers end, the central characters go out into the world and start to make their way in life. Joyce accepts Dan's marriage proposal, although he knows she's pregnant by another man - his rival Alan Parkes.moreless

    7.0
    This was a sort of freight-car episode - it functions primarily to get us from one place to another. Situations are set up to pay off in other episodes - the Parkes/Bradley rivalry; Adam's marriage and his estrangement from his parents; Anna's marriage to the wrong man; Joyce's awkward pregnancy; Adam's introduction to some awful movie people. There is a certain awareness of events in the great world - race riots in Notting Hill, the Suez crisis - but, for the most part, the central characters and their lives seem hermetically sealed from the great world. Raphael takes the easy option rather too often, making his characters complain of not having any money, but failing to show much real hardship.moreless
Connie Booth

Connie Booth

Jill

Guest Star

Georgine Anderson

Georgine Anderson

Marigold

Guest Star

Caroline Langrishe

Caroline Langrishe

Felicity

Guest Star

Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Morris

Recurring Role

Angela Down

Angela Down

Joyce

Recurring Role

Malcolm Stoddard

Malcolm Stoddard

Dan Bradley

Recurring Role

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