• 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.

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