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Ten Great Writers of the Modern World (1988– )

TV Mini-series | Documentary, Biography

This documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Luigi Pirandello, Marcel Proust and Virginia ...See moreThis documentary series uses drama and commentary to shed light on the lives and works of Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, T. S. Eliot, Henrik Ibsen, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Luigi Pirandello, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf. Written by RK See less
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Updated Jan 10, 1988

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Jan 10, 1988 (United Kingdom)

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106 cast members
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Eileen Atkins
Reader / Virginia Woolf Reader / Virginia Woolf   See fewer
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Anthony Burgess
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Douglas Hodge
Ordolfo / Raskolnikov / Son / Stage Manger Ordolfo / Raskolnikov / Son / Stage Manger   See fewer
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Hermione Lee
Herself Herself   See fewer
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George Steiner
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Peter Ackroyd
Himself Himself   See fewer
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James Aubrey
Frank Budgen Frank Budgen   See fewer
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Frances Barber
Winnie Verloc Winnie Verloc   See fewer
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David Barrass
Warder Warder   See fewer
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Hywel Bennett
Professor Professor   See fewer
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John Bennett
Chaplain / Father Chaplain / Father   See fewer
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Suzanne Bertish
Rebekka West Rebekka West   See fewer
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Julia Blalock
Mother Mother   See fewer
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Peter Blythe
Vladimir Vladimir   See fewer
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Malcolm Bradbury
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Melvyn Bragg
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jim Broadbent
Ossipon Ossipon   See fewer
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Paul Brooke
Dr. Hofrat Behrens Dr. Hofrat Behrens   See fewer
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Michael Bryant
Advocate Advocate   See fewer
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Michel Butor
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Keith Carabine
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Castle
Peter Walsh Peter Walsh   See fewer
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Mair Coleman
Mrs. Marmeladov Mrs. Marmeladov   See fewer
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Kenneth Colley
Chief Inspector Heat Chief Inspector Heat   See fewer
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Tatyana Colombo
Leni / Washerwoman Leni / Washerwoman   See fewer
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Brian Cox
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen   See fewer
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Graham Crowden
Home Secretary Home Secretary   See fewer
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Dermot Crowley
Joe Hynes Joe Hynes   See fewer
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Sorcha Cusack
Molly Bloom Molly Bloom   See fewer
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Iain Cuthbertson
Mynheer Peeperkorn Mynheer Peeperkorn   See fewer
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Ben Daniels
Hans Castorp Hans Castorp   See fewer
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Eleanor David
Gilberte Swann Gilberte Swann   See fewer
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Robert Daws
Septimus Warren-Smith Septimus Warren-Smith   See fewer
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Derek Deadman
Convict 1 Convict 1   See fewer
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Rupert Degas
Reader: 'The Waves' Reader: 'The Waves'   See fewer
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David Doyle
Stevie Stevie   See fewer
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Tony Doyle
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Charlie Drake
Marmeladov Marmeladov   See fewer
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Francesca Folan
Zoe Higgins Zoe Higgins   See fewer
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Edward Fox
Reader Reader   See fewer
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Sabina Franklyn
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Brian Glover
Adolf Verloc Adolf Verloc   See fewer
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Michael Gough
Reader Reader   See fewer
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Christina Greatrex
Lady Bradshaw Lady Bradshaw   See fewer
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Eva Griffith
Young Clarissa Dalloway Young Clarissa Dalloway   See fewer
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John Grillo
Naphta Naphta   See fewer
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Haydn Gwynne
Mme. Chauchat Mme. Chauchat   See fewer
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Nigel Hamilton
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Clive Hart
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Dominic Jephcott
Robert St. Loup Robert St. Loup   See fewer
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John Jones
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Frank Kermode
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Oona Kirsch
Sally Seton Sally Seton   See fewer
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Jenifer Landor
Lucrezia Warren-Smith Lucrezia Warren-Smith   See fewer
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Sylvestra Le Touzel
Marta Abba / Stepdaughter Marta Abba / Stepdaughter   See fewer
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Gerard Logan
Young Peter Walsh Young Peter Walsh   See fewer
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John Lynch
Stephen Dedalus Stephen Dedalus   See fewer
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Zoe Mair
Mlle. St. Loup / Young Gilberte Mlle. St. Loup / Young Gilberte   See fewer
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Patrick Malahide
Underground Man Underground Man   See fewer
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Matthew Marsh
Warder Warder   See fewer
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Ian McDiarmid
Dostoevsky Dostoevsky   See fewer
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Tim McInnerny
Settembrini Settembrini   See fewer
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T.P. McKenna
Citizen Citizen   See fewer
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Ian McNeice
Doctor / Egisto Oliveri / Philip / Producer Doctor / Egisto Oliveri / Philip / Producer   See fewer
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Michael Meyer
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Julian Mitchell
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Deirdra Morris
Nora Joyce Nora Joyce   See fewer
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Patricia Mort
May Dedalus May Dedalus   See fewer
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John Mortimer
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bryan Murray
James Joyce James Joyce   See fewer
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Orla Pederson
Convict 2 Convict 2   See fewer
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Richard Pasco
Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad   See fewer
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Bill Paterson
Titorelli Titorelli   See fewer
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Lucy Pearce
Giggling Girl Giggling Girl   See fewer
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V.S. Pritchett
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Patricia Quinn
Bella Cohen Bella Cohen   See fewer
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Craig Raine
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Roger Rees
Marcel / Marcel Proust Marcel / Marcel Proust   See fewer
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Paul Reynolds
Young Marcel Proust Young Marcel Proust   See fewer
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Tim Roth
Franz Kafka / Joseph K. Franz Kafka / Joseph K.   See fewer
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Barrie Rutter
Inspector Inspector   See fewer
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David Ryall
Pastor Kroll Pastor Kroll   See fewer
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John Shrapnel
Thomas Mann Thomas Mann   See fewer
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Timothy Spall
Porfiry Porfiry   See fewer
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Stephen Spender
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Reginald Stewart
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Anthony Storr
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David Suchet
Leopold Bloom Leopold Bloom   See fewer
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Sara Sugarman
Nastasya Nastasya   See fewer
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D.M. Thomas
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Patricia Thorns
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Susan Tracy
Mrs. Dalloway Mrs. Dalloway   See fewer
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Naomi Wattis
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Ann Way
Old Woman Old Woman   See fewer
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Grace Wilkinson
Albertine Albertine   See fewer
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Mark Wing-Davey
Franz Kafka Franz Kafka   See fewer
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John Woodvine
Henry IV / Leone / Ruggio Ruggeri Henry IV / Leone / Ruggio Ruggeri   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 23 votes