Fame Is The Spur

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Episodes

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01Born In Captivity20110620 (BBC7)
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The story of Hamer Shawcross, from boyhood to his pursuit of power and fame.

The story of Hamer Shawcross, from boyhood to his pursuit of power and fame against events in England. Stars Ian McKellen.

02Thrown To The Wolves20110621 (BBC7)
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As Hamer starts work, he studies, preaches and keeps fit, preparing to change the world.

As Hamer starts work, he studies, preaches and keeps fit, preparing to change the world. 19th-century saga with Ian McKellen.

03The Fight For St Swithin's20110622 (BBC7)
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Hamer's political campaign starts in Bradford with rousing speeches to the crowds.

Hamer's political campaign starts in Bradford with rousing speeches to the crowds. 19th century saga starring Ian McKellen.

04Lovers And Losers20110623 (BBC7)
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Dirty tricks are played by a ruthless opponent - how will Labour fare in the by-election?

Dirty tricks are played by a ruthless opponent - how will Labour fare in the by-election? 19th century saga with Ian McKellen.

05Deaths And Entrances20110624 (BBC7)
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20121020 (BBC7)
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Hamer Shawcross's political pursuits lead him to Westminster and Welsh valley mines.

Hamer Shawcross's political pursuits lead him to Westminster and Welsh valley mines. 19th-century saga with Ian McKellen.

06Hamer's Women20110627 (BBC7)
20121022 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)

Social reformer Hamer is tempted by Lady Lettice, as his wife fights for the suffragettes.

Social reformer Hamer is tempted by Lady Lettice, as his wife fights for the suffragettes. 19th century saga with Ian McKellen.

07Nothing But The Truth, Almost!20110628 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)

The Great War dominates politics as leaders ask people to unite and Hamer's son joins up.

The Great War dominates politics as leaders ask people to unite and Hamer's son joins up. With Ian McKellen.

08 LASTPerish By The Sword20110629 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)
20121025 (BBC7)

Labour has a brief taste of power and fortunes are made and lost.

Labour has a brief taste of power and fortunes are made and lost as Hamer Shawcross concludes his memoirs. Stars Ian McKellen.