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Professor Anderson attends a conference in Prague, but what he really wants to do is attend a football match. Then he meets a former student unexpectedly, and must consider putting his philosophical ideas into practice.

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Bernd Liebner (German translation), Hilde Spiel (German translation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Barkworth ... Anderson
John Shrapnel ... McKendrick
Stephen Rea ... Hollar
Richard O'Callaghan ... Chetwyn
Shane Rimmer ... Stone
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Captain
Bernard Hill ... Broadbent
Billy Hamon Billy Hamon ... Crisp
Sam Kelly ... Grayson
Victor Langley Victor Langley ... Chamberlain
Susan Strawson Susan Strawson ... Mrs Hollar
Stefan Ceba Stefan Ceba ... Sacha Hollar
Graeme Eton Graeme Eton ... Frenchman
Ivan Jelinek Ivan Jelinek ... Chairman
Milos Kirek Milos Kirek ... Plain Clothes Policeman
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Storyline

Three philosophy professors travel to Prague for a conference. One of them, Anderson, is forced to rethink his ideas on ethics when a former student is arrested by the Czech authorities for writing about individualist approaches to morality. Written by Stoppard fan

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1977 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Stoppard was partially inspired to write this play by his friendship with Professor A.J. Ayer, the famous philosopher who was equally well-known for his passionate interest in soccer. See more »

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Anderson: I wouldn't be nervous about flying if the wings didn't wag. Solid steel. Thick as a bank safe. Flexing like tree branches. It's not natural.
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Cold War Drama
30 July 2003 | by jamezzzSee all my reviews

This was a really excellent drama,superbly written by Tom Stoppard. I would love to get this on DVD or video. If any one knows where to buy it please email me If you ever get a chance to watch this - then don't miss out.

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