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Michael Murray (Robert Lindsay) is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson (Sir Michael Palin) is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are destined never to be the same again.
This is Alan Bleasdale at his very best - 'GBH' ranks up there with other outstanding drama series such as 'The Singing Detective' and 'Edge of Darkness'. While GBH is a drama it's not all deadly serious - as with real life, 'lighter' situations develop naturally from circumstances that are anything but, yet the situations are so natural, the script so flawless and the performances and the direction so perfect that everything flows together beautifully.
GBH is a very analytical and well observed view of politics, power, and how it affects the people involved.
It's first class - I wish that more TV drama was as good as this!
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