Richard Morant's performance
Mr Morant's performance as Gerald Flashman is superb. He does such a wonderful job of portraying the heartless bully (who has been made that way by an even worse bully of a father).
It is a shame that he was never asked to portray the slightly altered Flashman of the George MacDonald Fraser novels as he would have been great in the role.
When watching some of Mr Morant's other fine performances, as Dwight Ennis in Poldark, or Titus Oates in The Last Place on Earth, or Bunter in the Dorothy Sayers Mysteries, it is always fun to remember this, early in his career, characterization.