Picks and Pans Review: The Winslow Boy

updated 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/12/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Fri., Feb. 9, 9 P.M. ET)

B-

In an august adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play for Great Performances, Ian Richardson is a barrister defending a young naval cadet accused of thievery. Spirited performances by Richardson, Christopher Haley as the boy, Emma Thompson as his grown sister and Gordon Jackson as his testy father inject vitality over the long course of this ultra-Anglo, drawing room—courtroom melodrama.

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