1 9 7 1 (UK)
5 x 45 minute episodes
This five-part BBC Sunday tea-time adaptation of Thomas Hughes’ novel followed Tom Brown (14-year-old Westminster School pupil Anthony Murphy in his first television role) as a new boy at Rugby Public School.
At Rugby he had to contend with the school’s harsh discipline and accept bullying from 17-year-old Flashman (played by 25-year-old Richard Morant) – Bully of the Fifth – and the older boys.
The director of the series was Gareth Davies, with John McRae producing.
Dr Thomas Arnold
Sir Richard Flashman
Sir Reginald Harcourt