Fame Is the Spur (TV series)

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Fame is the Spur
Genre Drama
Written by Howard Spring (novel)
Starring Tim Pigott-Smith
Julia Sawalha
Joanna David
Composer(s) Alan Price
Country of origin United Kingdom
Producer(s) Richard Beynon
Editor(s) John Barclay
Original network BBC1
Original release 8 January – 26 February 1982

Fame is the Spur is a British television series which first aired on the BBC in 1982.[1] It was based on the novel Fame Is the Spur by Howard Spring. It depicts a socialist politician who betrays his early beliefs as he grows older, and was believed to be based upon the Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. It had previously been adapted as a film Fame Is the Spur by the Boulting Brothers in 1947.


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