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2 x 50 minute episodes
The History Man was based on Professor Malcolm Bradbury’s cynical, satirical novel about a trendy 1970s Marxist lecturer, and featured some of the longest and most daring nude scenes to date.
Antony Sher played posturing Zapata-moustached sociology lecturer Howard Kirk, marking his students’ papers according to how left-wing they professed to be and bedding almost every female at the (fictitious) University of Watermouth.
The series was actually filmed at the University of Lancaster.