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The Prince and the Pauper

TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Adventure, Drama



When Edward, Prince of Wales, exchanges clothes with a poor boy named Tom Canty who is indistinguishable from him in terms of physical appearance, the two lads end up being mistaken for one another, and are forced to experience each other's lives.


  • Comprising 6 half-hour episodes
  • Based on the 1881 novel of the same name by the great American writer Mark Twain (1835-1910)
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  • Philip Sarson
    (Prince Edward/Tom Canty)
  • John Bowe
    (The Earl of Hertford/The Duke of Somerset)
  • Peter Jeffrey
    (The Duke of Norfolk)
  • Rupert Frazer
    (Sir Thomas Seymour/Lord Seymour)
  • Elizabeth Ann O'Brien
    (Lady Elizabeth)
  • Richenda Carey
    (Lady Milford)
  • James Purefoy
    (Miles Hendon)
  • Virginia Beare
    (Lady Mary)
  • John Judd
    (John Canty)
  • Max Johnson
    (Humphrey Marlow)
  • Freddy White

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Another BBC six-parter of Mark Twain's classic story. Philip Sarson is outstanding playing both King Edward VI and Tom Canty as there must be a lot of pressure on a boy acting two roles in a lengthy TV series.

I have the DVD set though there are no extras to tell us more about this elusive boy actor.

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