As World War II looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his turbulent career - and even stormier love life. Set amidst the politically turbulent times surrounding World War II, this acclaimed 13-part BBC drama (adapted from C.P. Snow's novel) chronicles the impassioned life of young Englishman Lewis Eliot (Shaughan Seymour). In a world where truth and justice test the moral fibre of even the most solid of men, Eliot is the ambitious lawyer fighting the temptations that could ruin his career, friendships and marriage. His decisions lead his career on a tempestuous journey of success, tragedy, and rekindled love. Throughout it all, Eliot realizes his true "brothers" masquerade as "strangers." Shaughan Seymour stars as Lewis, Sheila Ruskin as his mentally troubled first wife, Sheila, and Cherie Lunghi as his second wife, Margaret. The cast also boasts Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Havers, Peter Sallis and Tom Wilkinson.