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Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information. Frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality, until the worst occurs.

Terry Gilliam's surreal Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information, where frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality. Then the worst occurs - a mistake in the system. Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world of renegade heating engineers, storm troopers, terrorists and torturers.

2 hours, 16 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Oct 2011 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Sam Lowry Jonathan Pryce
Harry Tuttle Robert De Niro
Mrs Ida Lowry Katherine Helmond
Mr Kurtzmann Ian Holm
Spoor Bob Hoskins
Jack Lint Michael Palin
Mr Warrenn Ian Richardson
Mr Helpmann Peter Vaughan
Jill Layton Kim Greist
Director Terry Gilliam
Dr Jaffe Jim Broadbent
Mrs Terrain Barbara Hicks
Lime Charles McKeown
Dowser Derrick O'Connor
Spiro Bryan Pringle
Technician Ray Cooper
Girl Buttle Prudence Oliver
Arrest Official Simon Jones
Bill Derek Deadman
Charlie Nigel Planer
TV Commercial Presenter Terence Bayler
MOI Lobby Porter Gorden Kaye
Bespectacled Lurker Bill Wallis
Old Lady with Dog Ann Way
Black Maria Guard Don Henderson
Priest Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Writer Terry Gilliam
Writer Tom Stoppard
Writer Charles McKeown
Producer Arnon Milchan

Broadcasts

  • Wed 29 Aug 2007 23:20
  • Wed 23 Sep 2009 00:05
  • Sun 23 May 2010 01:35
  • Fri 10 Jun 2011 23:50
  • Wed 12 Oct 2011 22:00