Mr Pye (TV series)
|Based on||Mr. Pye by Mervyn Peake|
|Screenplay by||David Hare|
|Directed by||Michael Darlow|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||2 March –|
23 March 1986
Mr. Pye is a Channel 4 television series written by Donald Churchill, based on the 1953 short novel Mr. Pye by Mervyn Peake, and directed by Michael Darlow. Broadcast began on 2 March 1986 in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Pye travels to the Channel Island of Sark to preach the word of God. Pye does good works and he discovers that he has started to grow angel's wings, and after consulting with a Harley Street doctor, he decides to stop doing good deeds, and instead does bad deeds. He engages in some deliberately malicious acts, and after a while this results in him growing horns on his forehead. He is unable to decide what to do, but eventually decides to reveal his horned condition to the islanders, who chase him to the edge of a cliff, which Pye flies off using his wings.
- Derek Jacobi as Mr. Pye
- Judy Parfitt as Miss Dredger
- Betty Marsden as Miss George
- Richard O'Callaghan as Thorpe
|Episode||Title||Written by||Directed by||Original air date||Ratings|
|1||"Preparing the Way"||Donald Churchill||Michael Darlow||2 March 1986||N/A|
|2||"The First Martyr"||Donald Churchill||Michael Darlow||9 March 1986||N/A|
|3||"The Perjured Soul"||Donald Churchill||Michael Darlow||16 March 1986||N/A|
|4||"Made for the Moonlight"||Donald Churchill||Michael Darlow||23 March 1986||N/A|
- The Guardian: Catch-up TV guide: from Sherlock to Mr Pye
- Carl Hester, Bernadette Hewitt, 2014, "Making it Happen: The Autobiography", Orion Press.