To Be the Best

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To Be the Best is a 1991 British television miniseries directed by Tom Wharmby. Based on the 1988 novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, it was the fourth mini-series based on a Bradford novel he had directed. It was produced by London Weekend Television in association with Antenne-2 and Gemmy Productions, and aired on ITV in the UK between 20 and 27 December 1991 in two parts, and on CBS in the U.S. on 2 and 4 August 1992.

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To Be the Best
Also known asBarbara Taylor Bradford's To Be the Best
Written byElliott Baker (adapter)
Barbara Taylor Bradford (novel)
Directed byTom Wharmby
StarringLindsay Wagner
Anthony Hopkins
Stephanie Beacham
Christopher Cazenove
Stuart Wilson
ComposerAlan Parker
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes2
Executive producerRobert Bradford
ProducerAida Young
Running time200 mins
Production companiesLondon Weekend Television
Gemmy Productions
Original networkITV (UK)
CBS (U.S.)
Picture format4:3
Audio formatStereo
Original release20 December (1991-12-20) 
27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) (UK)
2 August 1992 (1992-08-02) (U.S.)