Peter’s Friends (1992) - Monday 18 Feb. 8.30pm on MGM

Grieving after his father’s death, Peter (Stephen Fry) invites his group of college friends, who have been separated for 10 years, to a New Year’s Eve reunion at his English countryside estate. The group of friends talk about old times, reassess their life choices, and finally come together to help each other through an unexpected crisis. Most of the cast are actually long-term friends who attended Cambridge University together. Features music by The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen and Tears For Fears, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper.

Director: Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Henry V).

Starring: Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie, Phyllida Law (Emma Thompson’s real-life mother), Imelda Staunton, Rita Rudner (who also co-wrote the story), Ann Davies, Richard Briers, Edward Jewesbury.

“Filled with honest humor, heartache and finely etched performances.” – Leonard Maltin (3½/4 star review)

Monday 18 February, 8.30pm on MGM

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