Fortunes of War

A luxurious BBC riposte to such Granada treasures as Brideshead Revisited, this seven-parter was adapted from Olivia Manning's novels by Alan Plater. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson starred as newlyweds Guy and Harriet Pringle, the English professor and his wife who flee from the Nazis across Europe to Greece and Egypt. Directed by James Cellan Jones, the fantastic cast includes Charles Kay, Alan Bennett, Ronald Pickup and Robert Stephens. (11/10/87 – 22/11/87)