The Glittering Prizes

Season 1 Episode 1

An Early Life

0
Aired Unknown Jan 21, 1976 on BBC
7.0
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
An Early Life
AIRED:
Whilst an undergraduate at Cambridge in the early 50s, Adam Morris befriends a young aristocrat anxious to escape his sternly Catholic family. Adam clashes with his friend's anti-Semitic mother, but learns a lesson in humility on discovering that his friend is dying.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Saturday
No results found.
Sunday
No results found.
Monday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • An unlikely friendship develops between Adam Morris and a young Catholic aristocrat.

    7.0
    Just in case you didn't spot where the inspiration for this opening episode came from, Adam is glimpsed, early on, reading "Brideshead Revisited" - a novel perhaps less widely read in the 1970s than it had been in the 40s and 50s, or would be again in the 80s following ITV's spectacular mini-series. The story does diverge pretty swiftly, to be fair, and writer Frederic Raphael's attitude towards wealthy Catholic nobility is very different from that of Evelyn Waugh. As usual, Raphael is rather too keen to make clever jokes, not all of which are as clever as he thinks they are; but Tom Conti and David Robb are just fine as the two very different friends, and the sense of loss at the end is very moving.moreless
Elizabeth Spriggs

Elizabeth Spriggs

Lady Frances

Guest Star

Judi Bowker

Judi Bowker

Francesca Davidson

Guest Star

John Wentworth

John Wentworth

Henry Davidson

Guest Star

Barbara Kellerman

Barbara Kellerman

Barbara

Recurring Role

Nigel Havers

Nigel Havers

Dennis Porson

Recurring Role

Leonard Sachs

Leonard Sachs

Lionel Morris

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The comic voices adopted by Adam and Ken during a few brief moments of banter are imitations of characters in the legendary radio comedy series "The Goon Show", starring Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. This ran on British radio between 1952 and 1959 and won a fanatical cult following which persists to this day.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (0)

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

No one has discussed The Glittering Prizes yet. Start a conversation!