Stand Up, Nigel Barton (1965)

Semi-autobiographical TV play by Dennis Potter, from the BBC's 'Wednesday Play' series. It deals with the experiences of Nigel Barton, a young man from a poor mining community who wins a scholarship to Oxford University. The villagers accuse him of snobbery, while the rich University students treat him like a peasant. Uncertain of which sphere he should be moving in, Nigel tries to reconcile himself with his proud but stubborn father, and also succeed at University, despite its pretentions which apall him.

Directing:
  • Gareth Davies

Writing:
  • Dennis Potter

Stars:
Release Date: 1965-12-08
  • Country: GB
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 75
Godfrey James
Godfrey James
Bert
Llewellyn Rees
Llewellyn Ree...
Senior Proctor
Barbara Keogh
Barbara Keogh
Mrs Taylor
Peter Madden
Peter Madden
Jordan
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