GBH was a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4. The protagonists were Michael Murray, the Militant tendency-supporting Labour leader of a city council in the North of England and Jim Nelson, the headmaster of a school for disturbed children. The series was controversial partly because Murray appeared to be based on Derek Hatton, former Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council — in an interview in the G.B.H. DVD Bleasdale recounts an accidental meeting with Hatton before the series, who indicates that he has caught wind of Bleasdale's intentions but does not mind as long as the actor playing him is "handsome". In normal parlance, the initials "GBH" refer to the criminal charge of grievous bodily harm - however, the actual intent of the letters is that it is supposed to stand for Great British Holiday.
1 seasons , 7 episodes
Michael Palin (Jim Nelson), Robert Lindsay (Michael Murray), Verity Lambert (), Lindsay Duncan (Barbara Douglas), Julie Walters (Mrs. Murray), Dearbhla Molloy (Laura Nelson), Alan Bleasdale () more..., Tom Georgeson (Lou Barnes), Andrew Schofield (Peter), Andrew Schofield (Peter Grenville), Alan Igbon (Teddy), Michael Angelis (Martin Niarchos), David Ross (Mr Weller), Philip Whitchurch (Franky Murray), Daniel Massey (Grosvenor), Jane Danson (Eileen Critchley), Peter-Hugo Daly (Bubbles McGuire), Paul Daneman (Mervyn Sloan), Bill Stewart (Geoff), Julia St. John (Diane Niarchos), Gareth Tudor Price (Richard Grenville), Colin Douglas (Frank Twist), Jimmy Mulville (Philip), John Henshaw (Murray's Minder), Anna Friel (Susan Nelson), Hayley Fairclough (Jessica Nelson), Edward Mallon (Mark Nelson), Daniel Street-Brown (Robbie Burns), Serena Harragin (Miss Hutchinson), Stephen Hall (Young Michael Murray), Michelle Atkinson (Young Barbara), Ayesa Toure (Monica), Michael Fernandez (Jake), Paul Oldham (Joey), Gary Mavers (Billy), Wayne Foskett (Macker), Niall Toibin (Michael Murray Snr), Steve Halliwell (Bubbles' Friend), Clifford Rose (Judge Critchley), William Gaunt (Hunningdon) and others.
Alan Bleasdale (Writer), Elvis Costello (Music), Verity Lambert (Executive Producer), Alan Bleasdale (Producer), David E. Jones (Producer)
GBH Films Ltd., Channel 4 Television