The Glittering Prizes

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The Glittering Prizes
Genre Drama
Written by Frederic Raphael
Starring Tom Conti
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Mark Shivas
Running time 80 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC2
Original release 21 January (1976-01-21) – 25 February 1976 (1976-02-25)

The Glittering Prizes is a British television drama about the changing lives of a group of Cambridge students, starting in 1952 and following them through to middle age in the 1970s.[1] It was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1976.[1]


Character Actor
Adam Morris Tom Conti
Barbara Morris Barbara Kellerman
Lionel Morris Leonard Sachs
Joyce Hadleigh/Bradley Angela Down
Dan Bradley Malcolm Stoddard
Barbara Ransome/Parks Anna Carteret
Mike Clode Mark Wing-Davey
Anna Cunningham Emily Richard
Alan Parks John Gregg
Denis Porson Nigel Havers
Bill Bourne Clive Merrison
Stephen Taylor Eric Porter
Gavin Pope Dinsdale Landen


  1. ^ a b Evans, Jeff (2001). The Penguin TV Companion. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-051467-8. 

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