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An Education

Drama. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is destined for Oxford University. However, her eyes are opened to a world of glamorous possibility when she meets David (Peter Sarsgaard).

The story of a young girl's choice between Oxford and the university of life. Sixteen and gifted, Jenny is destined for Oxford. Her parents' own dreams of fulfilment are built on Jenny's success. However, her eyes are opened to a world of glamorous possibility beyond the boundaries of suburbia when she meets the considerably older, distinctly urbane, David.

1 hour, 36 minutes

Last on

Tue 31 Jul 2018 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Floyd Cramer

    On the Rebound

  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 3

    Composer: Anthony Payne.
  • Juliette Gréco

    Sous le ciel de Paris

  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction et allegro

  • by Beth Rowley

    A Sunday Kind of Love

  • Beth Rowley

    You Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger

  • Wolverines Big Band

    One O'clock Jump

  • Anthony Mawer

    Song of Tonfano

  • Brenda Lee

    Sweet Nothins

  • The Hunters

    Teen Scene

  • Billy Fury

    Maybe Tomorrow

  • Percy Faith

    Theme from A Summer Place

  • Juliette Gréco

    Sur les quais du vieux Paris

  • Ray Charles

    Tell the Truth

  • Mel Tormé

    Comin' Home Baby

  • Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Since I Fell For You

  • Duffy

    Smoke Without Fire


Role Contributor
Jenny Mellor Carey Mulligan
David Goldman Peter Sarsgaard
Jack Mellor Alfred Molina
Marjorie Cara Seymour
Miss Stubbs Olivia Williams
Danny Dominic Cooper
Helen Rosamund Pike
Headmistress Emma Thompson
Graham Matthew Beard
Hattie Amanda Fairbank-Hynes
Tina Ellie Kendrick
Sarah Goldman Sally Hawkins
Director Lone Scherfig
Writer Nick Hornby
Author Lynn Barber
Producer Finola Dwyer
Producer Amanda Posey


  • Fri 13 May 2011 20:30
  • Sat 14 May 2011 21:00
  • Sat 26 Oct 2013 22:40
  • Sat 26 Oct 2013 23:10
  • Sat 26 Oct 2013 23:40
  • Wed 3 Jun 2015 21:00
  • Tue 31 Jul 2018 22:00

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