• Publication date: January 27, 2012

Dean Spanley

Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when they visit an eccentric Indian, the old man starts to find his heart.

  • Publication date: January 27, 2012

Dean Spanley

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC Max:

June 20, 2012 15:00 (KSA) ~ June 20, 2012 14:00 (CLT)

Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted.

Each Thursday, a man approaching middle age calls upon his father who is aged, caustic, nihilistic, and emotionally distant, perhaps from the loss of a son in the Boer War and his wife soon after.

On this day, the son suggests they attend a visiting guru's lecture on the transmigration of souls.

There they chat with a vicar and a soldier of fortune; dinner follows.

Over glasses of Hungarian Tokay, the vicar, Dean Spanley, tells a story of friendship, freedom, and reincarnation. In what earthly way could this tale connect father and son?


  • Jeremy Northam
  • Sam Neill
  • Bryan Brown
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Art Malik
  • Ramon Tikaram

Directed by: Toa Fraser

Rating: PG for some thematic material and mild language