Starter for 10


Runtime : 01h32
Genres : Comedy, Drama
Release : March 09, 2006
Studio : Picturehouse Entertainment
Domestic revenue : $216,839
Woldwide revenue : $1,736,394
Director : Tom Vaughan
Writer : David Nicholls (Novel & Screenplay)
Shooting place : England

Cast and characters

Joseph Friend Young Brian
James McAvoy Brian Jackson
James Gaddas Martin Jackson
Catherine Tate Julie Jackson
Mark Gatiss Bamber Gascoigne
Guy Henry Dr. Morrison
James Corden Tone
Dominic Cooper Spencer
Simon Woods Josh
Sule Rimi Marcus
Rebecca Hall Rebecca Epstein
Benedict Cumberbatch Patrick Watts
Rasmus Hardiker University Challenge Competitor
Robert Cawsey University Challenge Competitor
Joe Van Moyland Hippy at the Party


In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He's smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat.