12 certificateSecond Best is a Film programme that first aired in 1994 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Second Best is a 4 star programme

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Second Best (1994)

Directed by
Chris Menges

Graham Holt is a middle-aged bachelor who runs the post office in a small village and whose father is dying. On an impulse, he decides to adopt a son, who turns out to be James, a difficult child whose father John is in prison. As the chalk-and-cheese pair try to bond, they must both face a challenge from their respective fathers that will change their relationship.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1994

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK/USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for William HurtWilliam Hurt...Graham Holt
Nathan Yapp...Jimmy
Image for Keith AllenKeith Allen...John
Chris Cleary Miles...James
Doris Irving...Adoption Shop Volunteer
James Warrior...Senior Social Worker
Image for Jane HorrocksJane Horrocks...Debbie
Alfred Lynch...Edward
Rachel Freeman...Elsie
Gus Troakes...Jeffo
Mossie Smith...Lynn
Martin Troakes...Colin
Shaun Dingwall...Graham age 20
Paul Wilson...Colin age 20
Image for Alan CummingAlan Cumming...Bernard