For the Greater Good

For the Greater Good (1991)

  • Genre: TV Movie, Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-03-20
  • Runtime: 2h 30min
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:


Three politicians try to reform Britain's brutal prison system. Before they can do so, the tabloid press destroys their careers by publishing exposés of their sex lives.

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  • Martin Shaw

    as Peter Balliol, MP
  • Roy Dotrice

    as Charles Truman, MP
  • Nicholas Jones

    as Julian Brind
  • Nicholas Woodeson

    as Michael Parke-Walsh, MP
  • Fiona Shaw

    as Gillian Savage
  • Joanne Pearce

    as Brigid Walkland
  • Julian Fellowes

    as Neville Marsham
  • Michael Winner

    as Sir Randolph Spence
  • John Shrapnel

    as Norman May-Boys, MP
  • David Ryall

    as Jack Brooke
  • Ronnie Stevens

    as Committee Chairman
  • Jonathan Cullen

    as George Roeves
  • Rachel Kempson

    as Dame Margaret Delysia
  • Michael Culver

    as Sir Christopher St. Place
Directing Danny Boyle Director
Writing G.F. Newman Writer