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0101Bronte Country1998082019980823
20100618 (BBC7)
20100619 (BBC7)
20110214 (BBC7)
20110220 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20120813 (BBC7)
20120814 (BBC7)
20131205 (BBC7)
20131206 (BBC7)

Comedy series set in a Victorian publishing house

London 1853 - a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son.

Stars Michael Cochrane.

From August 1998.

LONDON, 1853.

The orderly life of Spavin and Spavin, religious publishers, is transformed by the arrival of an actress, who has set her sights on one of the partners; and her son, who wants to take over the firm.

London 1853 - a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son. Stars Michael Cochrane. From August 1998.

London 1853, and a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son.

London 1853, and a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son. Stars Michael Cochrane. From August 1998.

0101Bronte Country1998082019980823
20100618 (BBC7)
20100619 (BBC7)
20110214 (BBC7)
20110220 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20120813 (BBC7)
20120814 (BBC7)
20131205 (BBC7)
20131206 (BBC7)

Comedy series set in a Victorian publishing house

London 1853 - a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son.

Stars Michael Cochrane.

From August 1998.

LONDON, 1853.

The orderly life of Spavin and Spavin, religious publishers, is transformed by the arrival of an actress, who has set her sights on one of the partners; and her son, who wants to take over the firm.

London 1853 - a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son. Stars Michael Cochrane. From August 1998.

London 1853, and a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son.

London 1853, and a firm of religious publishers is transformed by an actress and her son. Stars Michael Cochrane. From August 1998.

0102Gone For A Burton1998082719980830
20100625 (BBC7)
20100626 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20120820 (BBC7)
20120821 (BBC7)
20131212 (BBC7)
20131213 (BBC7)

London 1855.

Primus's latest publishing coup is the explorer Richard Burton - but drink and other substances seem to have destroyed Burton's sense of direction.

1855 - Primus's latest publishing coup is an explorer, but he seems to have lost his way.

Stars Maggie Steed.

From August 1998.

1855 - Primus's latest publishing coup is an explorer, but he seems to have lost his way. Stars Maggie Steed. From August 1998.

0102Gone For A Burton1998082719980830
20100625 (BBC7)
20100626 (BBC7)
20110221 (BBC7)
20120820 (BBC7)
20120821 (BBC7)
20131212 (BBC7)
20131213 (BBC7)

London 1855.

Primus's latest publishing coup is the explorer Richard Burton - but drink and other substances seem to have destroyed Burton's sense of direction.

1855 - Primus's latest publishing coup is an explorer, but he seems to have lost his way.

Stars Maggie Steed.

From August 1998.

1855 - Primus's latest publishing coup is an explorer, but he seems to have lost his way. Stars Maggie Steed. From August 1998.

0103The Man In White1998090319980906
20100702 (BBC7)
20100703 (BBC7)
20110228 (BBC7)
20120827 (BBC7)
20120828 (BBC7)
20131219 (BBC7)
20131220 (BBC7)

LONDON, 1858.

A little bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with novelist Wilkie Collins, who is having a spell of writer's block.

Primus has the answer...

or does he?

1858 - Bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with struggling novelist Wilkie Collins.

Stars Maggie Steed.

From September 1998.

1858 - Bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with struggling novelist Wilkie Collins. Stars Maggie Steed. From September 1998.

0103The Man In White1998090319980906
20100702 (BBC7)
20100703 (BBC7)
20110228 (BBC7)
20120827 (BBC7)
20120828 (BBC7)
20131219 (BBC7)
20131220 (BBC7)

LONDON, 1858.

A little bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with novelist Wilkie Collins, who is having a spell of writer's block.

Primus has the answer...

or does he?

1858 - Bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with struggling novelist Wilkie Collins.

Stars Maggie Steed.

From September 1998.

1858 - Bored by Gerald, Cordelia is having fun with struggling novelist Wilkie Collins. Stars Maggie Steed. From September 1998.

0104 LASTThe Prosser Prize1998091019980913
20100709 (BBC7)
20100710 (BBC7)
20110307 (BBC7)
20120903 (BBC7)
20120904 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)

Primus is determined that Spavin and Spavin should win a distinguished literary award - even if it means seducing the sponsors...

Primus does his utmost to ensure one of his books will win a literary award.

Stars Michael Cochrane.

From September 1998.

Primus does his utmost to ensure one of his books will win a literary award. Stars Michael Cochrane. From September 1998.

0104 LASTThe Prosser Prize1998091019980913
20100709 (BBC7)
20100710 (BBC7)
20110307 (BBC7)
20120903 (BBC7)
20120904 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)

Primus is determined that Spavin and Spavin should win a distinguished literary award - even if it means seducing the sponsors...

Primus does his utmost to ensure one of his books will win a literary award.

Stars Michael Cochrane.

From September 1998.

Primus does his utmost to ensure one of his books will win a literary award. Stars Michael Cochrane. From September 1998.

0201Self-help2000010720010514

There are some rather eccentric plans to save Spavin and Spavin from financial ruin involving Prince Albert.

0201Self-help2000010720010514

There are some rather eccentric plans to save Spavin and Spavin from financial ruin involving Prince Albert.

0202Great Expectations2000011420010521

Primus plans to save Spavin and Spavin from bankruptcy by becoming Charles Dickens's new publisher.

Cordelia has a surprise for Gerald.

0202Great Expectations2000011420010521

Primus plans to save Spavin and Spavin from bankruptcy by becoming Charles Dickens's new publisher.

Cordelia has a surprise for Gerald.

0203Terminal Journals2000012120010528

Primus's latest plan to save the firm from ruin involves publishing the deathbed memoirs of the famous.

A chance meeting with the poet Rossetti has him hoping for great things.

0203Terminal Journals2000012120010528

Primus's latest plan to save the firm from ruin involves publishing the deathbed memoirs of the famous.

A chance meeting with the poet Rossetti has him hoping for great things.

0204 LASTMerger Most Foul2000012820010604

As Spavin and Spavin's fortunes decline, Edith's success as a writer increases, but her refusal to let the firm publish her books leads to desperate plans for a merger.

0204 LASTMerger Most Foul2000012820010604

As Spavin and Spavin's fortunes decline, Edith's success as a writer increases, but her refusal to let the firm publish her books leads to desperate plans for a merger.