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The Green Man is a BBC's three-part TV adaptation, based on Kingsley Amis' novel of the same name. Originally aired on BBC1 from 28 October to 11 November 1990, starring Albert Finney as the main character Maurice.

The Green Man
GenreSupernatural, Drama
Based onThe Green Man by Kingsley Amis
Written byMalcolm Bradbury
Directed byElijah Moshinsky
StarringAlbert Finney
Nicky Henson
Josie Lawrence
Michael Culver
Composer(s)Tim Souster
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Producer(s)David Snodin
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)A&E Television Productions for BBC
Original networkBBC1
Picture format4:3
Audio formatStereo
Original release28 October (1990-10-28) –
11 November 1990 (1990-11-11)



Maurice Allington is the owner of "The Green Man", a country inn that he claims is haunted by ghosts. He is usually either frightening guests with his ghost stories, or trying to seduce them, but he slowly comes to realise that some of his stories may be true.




The serial was filmed on location with West Dorset doubling as the Cambridgeshire area[1] and Up Cerne Manor House (and possibly Dominey's Yard by Buckland Newton) representing The Green Man hotel and other exteriors.[2][3][4][5][6]



The series won the 1991 BAFTA for Best Original Television Music (by Tim Souster), Finney was nominated for Best Actor, and Masahiro Hirakubo was nominated for Best Film Editor.


  1. ^ "Dorset On Screen - British Film Centenary Report". Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ geograph ST6502 : Up Cerne Manor House
  3. ^ Dorset On Screen: A Report On The Use Of Dorset As A Film-TV Location For The British Film Centenary 1996
  4. ^ The South-Central Region on Screen
  5. ^ Dorset in the Movies
  6. ^ ST6502 : Up Cerne Manor House

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