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Vice Versa

1 9 8 1 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes

This seven-part series from ATV was set in the Victorian era and based on a story published in 1882 by F. Anstey, the pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie.

13-year-old Dick Bultitude (Paul Spurrier) wishes he didn’t have to return to school, but having made his wish over the magical Garuda stone – a talisman given to him by his Uncle Marmaduke (Jeremy Child) – he finds himself magically transformed into his dapper but pompous 42-year-old businessman father Paul (Peter Bowles) – and vice versa.

Paul (as Dick) finds it difficult to adapt to Victorian public school life and earns a reputation with his fellow pupils as both a sneak and a coward whilst Dick (as Paul) almost ruins his father’s business.

lain Cuthbertson co-starred as terrifying headmaster, Dr Grimestone.

Exterior scenes of the school were filmed at Northaw Place near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

Paul/Dick Bultitude
Peter Bowles
Dick/Paul Bultitude
Paul Spurrier
Barbara Bultitude
Claire Parker
Dr Grimstone
Iain Cuthbertson
Coggs 
Roderick Hart
Jolland 
Robin Crane
Tipping 
Rupert Graves
Porter 
Anthony Rowson
Mr Blinkhorn
David Simeon
Dulcie Grimstone
Rebecca Lacey
Marmaduke 
Jeremy Child
Roly 
Timothy Stark
Rosie 
Saskia Downes
Coker 
Adam Bass
Maybanks 
Christopher Banks
Boaler 
John Blain

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