A Dance to the Music of Time

  • 1997
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

A four-part British drama following the lives of four upper-class friends, from youth to old age. Based on the novels of Anthony Powell.

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A brilliant adaptation of a literary masterpiece-- often compared to the landmark miniseries BRIDESHEAD REVISITED in scope and impact-- A Dance to the Music of Time chronicles a half century of British upper-class life through the eyes of protagonist Nicholas Jenkins (James Purefoy, ROME). From the 1920s through the 1960s, friendship, adultery, ambition, and failure play out against the backdrop of London's social, political, and artistic life.

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The War Trailer
01:47 — With World War II under way, Nicholas must leave a pregnant Isobel behind when he enlists. Widmerpool uses his connections to rise through the ranks, (more…)
Post War Trailer
01:48 — The war becomes a distant memory as the 1960s take off. Nicholas and Isobel have moved to the country. There they encounter Scorp Murtlock, a charisma (more…)
The Twenties Trailer
01:49 — Nicholas Jenkins regales his married lover, Jean, with tales of his school days in the early 1920s, including his enduring friendships with Jean's sua (more…)
The Thirties Trailer
02:00 — As Nicholas Jenkins and his friends enter their 30s, marriages begin to crumble, new love blossoms, and the youthful optimism of their younger days fa (more…)