A Dance to the Music of Time
Ooriginaltitel: A Dance to the Music of Time
TV-bolag: Channel 4
Längd per avsnitt: 125 min min
Four-part adaptation of Anthony Powells 12-volume satirical novel sequence, charting five decades of upper-class life. The series follows the history of a group of friends, starting in their schooldays together, and their lives over the next 50 years. A cast of hundreds includes such notables as James Purefoy, Jonathan Cake, Claire Skinner, Grant Thatcher, James Fleet, Zoë Wanamaker, Sir John Gielgud, Miranda Richardson, David Yelland, Edward Fox and Michael Williams. (TheTVDB)
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The first film looks at the life of Kenneth Widmerpool, a tubby, much-teased boy at school who is to grow into a determined influence on his friends. Among these friends is Nicholas Jenkins, who is having an adulterous affair.
Nick Jenkins and his friends have moved from twenty- to thirty-somethings. Marriages are beginning to crumble and youthful optimism is fading fast. Nicks affair with Jean Templer is coming to an end, but all unhappiness is swept aside when he meets Isobel Tolland, who takes him into Londons bohemian life. A world of heavy drinking, all-night parties and colourful eccentrics. But, across the Channel in Germany, Hitlers power is rising and war seems inevitable.
WWII has broken out and Nick Jenkins is in the army, leaving behind his wife Isobel, who is expecting their first child. Meanwhile, Kenneth Widmerpool makes the most of his connections and soon rises through the ranks to enjoy power and prestige. This episode also sees the arrival of Pamela Flitton, a dangerously beautiful woman who can cast a spell on all the men she meets - even the normally cool-headed Widmerpool.
A decade has passed. Nick and his wife Isobel have moved to the country. Widmerpool has become a Labour MP and is dabbling in Eastern European politics. His wife Pamela is behaving even more outrageously, and gossip surrounding her bizarre sex life is raging.