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Adaption of Evelyn Waugh's comedy novel. When Paul Pennyfeather is expelled from Oxford University, his only option is to go and teach at a boarding school in Wales.

When Paul Pennyfeather is unfairly expelled from Oxford University, he finds his only option is to go and teach at a substandard boarding school in rural Wales. There he meets a colourful cast of characters, including the alluring Margot Beste-Chetwynde, a wealthy widow with designs on the naive Paul.

59 minutes

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Fri 31 Mar 2017 21:00

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    Daniele Silvestri

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Role Contributor
Sniggs Tim Pigott-Smith
Prostlethwaite Nickolas Grace
Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington Tom Stourton
Arthur Potts Matthew Beard
Paul Pennyfeather Jack Whitehall
Master of the College John Woodvine
Porter Blacknall Michael Gould
Mr Levy Kevin Eldon
Philbrick Stephen Graham
Grimes Douglas Hodge
Peter Beste-Chetwynde Oscar Kennedy
Dr Fagan David Suchet
Florence Fagan Katy Wix
Diane Fagan Gemma Whelan
Tangent Felix Griffin Pain
Clutterbuck Hugo Beazley
Prendergast Vincent Franklin
Margot Beste-Chetwynde Eva Longoria
Davis (Station Master) Steve Speirs
Lady Circumference Ashley McGuire
Vicar Tony Guilfoyle
Chokey Chike Okonkwo
Writer James Wood
Author Evelyn Waugh
Producer Matthew Bird
Director Guillem Morales
Production Company Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd


Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Learn more about the characters in this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic satire.