is a 1986 TV serial
based on a novel by John Mortimer
posed the question of why the Reverend Simeon Simcox left the
Simcox brewery millions to the loathsome Leslie Titmuss, city
developer and Conservative cabinet minister. Simeon's sons Fred,
the jazz-drumming doctor, and writer Henry, once Britain's
brightest and angriest, conduct separate inquiries into Simeon's
life and will. Was the low-born Titmuss really Simeon's son?
Novelist John Mortimer
legal expertise and somber humour to the plot, set in a rural
English village, that takes in the upheavals of British society
from the 1940s to the 1970s. The TV series was directed by Alvin Rakoff
series was mainly shot in Henley and Marlow, Buckinghamshire, in
the second half of 1985.
The box set of this drama is available now, distributed by Acorn Media UK