Mr Pye (TV series)

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Mr. Pye
Based onMr. Pye by Mervyn Peake
Screenplay byDavid Hare
Directed byMichael Darlow
Composer(s)Mark Warman
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
CinematographyNick Gifford
Running time50 minutes
Original release2 March (1986-03-02) –
23 March 1986 (1986-03-23)

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.[1] 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.



The series was filmed on Sark island itself, the setting of the book.[2]


Episode Title Written by Directed by Original air date Ratings
1"Preparing the Way"Donald ChurchillMichael Darlow2 March 1986 (1986-03-02)N/A
2"The First Martyr"Donald ChurchillMichael Darlow9 March 1986 (1986-03-09)N/A
3"The Perjured Soul"Donald ChurchillMichael Darlow16 March 1986 (1986-03-16)N/A
4"Made for the Moonlight"Donald ChurchillMichael Darlow23 March 1986 (1986-03-23)N/A


  1. ^ The Guardian: Catch-up TV guide: from Sherlock to Mr Pye
  2. ^ Carl Hester, Bernadette Hewitt, 2014, "Making it Happen: The Autobiography", Orion Press.

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