The Glittering Prizes

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The Glittering Prizes
Written byFrederic Raphael
Directed byWaris Hussein Robert Knights
StarringTom Conti
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)Mark Shivas
Running time80 minutes
Production company(s)BBC
Original networkBBC2
Original release21 January (1976-01-21) –
25 February 1976 (1976-02-25)

The Glittering Prizes is a British television drama about the changing lives of a group of Cambridge students, starting in 1952 and following them through to middle age in the 1970s.[1] It was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1976.[1]


Character Actor
Adam Morris Tom Conti
Barbara Morris Barbara Kellerman
Lionel Morris Leonard Sachs
Joyce Hadleigh/Bradley Angela Down
Dan Bradley Malcolm Stoddard
Barbara Ransome/Parks Anna Carteret
Mike Clode Mark Wing-Davey
Anna Cunningham Emily Richard
Alan Parks John Gregg
Denis Porson Nigel Havers
Bill Bourne Clive Merrison
Stephen Taylor Eric Porter
Gavin Pope Dinsdale Landen


  1. ^ a b Evans, Jeff (2001). The Penguin TV Companion. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-051467-8.

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