Stand Up, Nigel Barton 58 years old

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.


Stand Up, Nigel Barton Cast

Name Character
Janet Henfrey She was 30, now 88 years old as Mrs Tillings
Keith Barron He was 31, 83 years old when he died as Nigel Barton
Peter Madden He was 61, 71 years old when he died as Jordan
Godfrey James He was 34, now 93 years old as Bert
Charles Collingwood He was 48, 68 years old when he died as Tim 11
Barbara Keogh She was 36, 76 years old when she died as Mrs Taylor
Brian Badcoe He was 40, 67 years old when he died as Junior Proctor
Vickery Turner She was 20, 61 years old when she died as Jill Blakeney
Robert Mill as Adrian

Stand Up, Nigel Barton Crew

Name Department
Dennis Potter as Writer. He was 30 (59) years old when He died Writing
Stand Up, Nigel Barton poster
Stand Up, Nigel Barton (58 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 08, 1965
  • Runtime: 75 minutes