Terry Gilliam's surreal Orwellian fantasy. Sam Lowry is happy in his job at the Ministry of Information: frequent daydreams transport him from drab reality. Then the worst occurs: a mistake in the system! Before he knows it, Sam meets the girl of his dreams and finds himself in a nightmare world of renegade heating engineers, storm troopers, terrorists and torturers.


  • - on
  • 2007-08-29 23:20:00 - 2007-08-30 01:35:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales Analogue,
  • 2009-09-23 00:05:00 - 2009-09-23 02:20:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East,
  • 2010-05-23 01:35:00 - 2010-05-23 03:50:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,


  • Producer Arnon Milchan
  • Writer Tom Stoppard
  • Sam Lowry Jonathan Pryce
  • Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle Robert De Niro
  • Mrs Ida Lowry Katherine Helmond
  • Jack Lint Michael Palin
  • Mr M Kurtzmann Ian Holm
  • Spoor Bob Hoskins
  • Mr Warrenn Ian Richardson
  • Mr Eugene Helpmann Peter Vaughan
  • Jill Layton Kim Greist
  • Dr Jaffe Jim Broadbent
  • Mrs Terrain Barbara Hicks
  • Lime Charles McKeown
  • Director Terry Gilliam
  • Writer Terry Gilliam
  • Writer Charles McKeown