An adaptation of Anthony Powell's 12-volume novel sequence: a sharp, comic portrait of upper-class and bohemian England, spanning almost a century, from the early 1920s to modern times
Kenneth Widmerpool was teased at school but becomes a determined influence on his friends
Episode 1 - The Twenties
Marriages are crumbling and youthful optimism is fading fast
Episode 2 - The Thirties
It's World War II. Nick Jenkins is in the army, leaving his pregnant wife, Isobel, alone.
Episode 3 - The War
A decade has passed. Nick and Isobel have moved to the country. Widmerpool is an MP.
Episode 4 - Post-War