The old devils is a novel by kingsley amis first published in 1986 the novel won the booker prize 2 it was adapted for television by andrew davies for the bbc in 1992 starring john stride bernard hepton james grout and ray smith it was the latters last screen appearance before his death. The old devils new york review books classics kingsley amis john banville on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers age has done everything except mellow the characters in kingsley amiss the old devils which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years when all of a sudden the evening starts starting . The old devils by kingsley amis was first published in 1986 and it won the booker prize that year alun and rhiannon weaver are returning to wales from london alun is an ageing minor tv presenter who has become famous for presenting programmmes about wales on tv especially about the famous welsh poet brydan think dylan thomas. The old devils of the title are old friends from wales because they are mainly retired their day starts winding down shortly after breakfast and so they start drinking the men imbibe dangerous . With john stride sheila allen ray smith elizabeth morgan three part bbc series regarding four welsh wife husband couples old university friends now tumultuosly reunited in mostly retirement a dark comedy about aging welsh nationalism memory friendship
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