Tom Brown's Schooldays (TV serial)
|Tom Brown's Schooldays|
|Written by||Thomas Hughes (novel)|
Anthony Stevens (writer)
|Directed by||Gareth Davies|
Simon Fisher Turner
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||225 min|
|Original release||14 November 1971|
It was originally screened on the BBC1 Sunday afternoon slot, which often showed serialisations of classics aimed at a family audience. It made some free adaptations to Hughes's novel, creating the role of Flashman's father, and added new sub-plots about Flashman and Arnold. It also included scenes of bullying and corporal punishment which may have been too graphic for family viewing. "Clean-up TV" campaigner Mary Whitehouse claimed that the programme broke the BBC's guidelines on the depiction of sadistic violence.
- Anthony Murphy as Tom Brown
- Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Thomas Arnold
- Louise Jameson as Mary Arnold
- Simon Fisher Turner as Harry "Scud" East
- Richard Morant as Flashman
- Barry Stokes as Brooke
- Gerald Flood as Sir Richard Flashman
- Richard Gibson as Sunning
- Christopher Guard as Darcy
- Daniel Hill as Harry
- John Hug as Druce
- Robin Langford as Martin
- John Paul as Mr. Brown
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- Charles Gillies "Mrs Whitehouse, Casanova, and Tom Brown's Schooldays", Glasgow Herald, 8 December 1971, p. 8
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