On the brink of World War I, a bored ledger clerk (Colin Firth) abandons the safety of his sheltered life in favor of the romance and excitement of the theater when he goes to work for his uncle, a famous illusionist. British miniseries based on J.B. Priestley's novel co-stars John Castle, Beatie Edney, and Laurence Olivier, in one of his last roles. 7 hrs. on three discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH).