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4 years ago
TV comedy drama, written by Jack Rosenthal, that originally featured in ITV's 'Sunday Night Theatre' strand. Long-suffering weekend referee Mr. Armistead (David Swift) refuses to give up on trying to teach the rougher elements of Co-op Albion and Parker Street Depot about fairness, sportsmanship, and restraint. No matter what the provocation, or how much testosterone is flying through the air, Mr Armistead brings his own home-grown philosophy of life to bear on the players, whether they want to hear it or not.
1 year ago
Edna, the Inebriate Woman is a British television drama written by Jeremy Sandford Play for Today 21 October 1971. Jeremy Sandford, who had previously written Cathy Come Home, researched the play by living rough himself for two weeks. A great deal of the dialogue and the incidents in the play come from the book, Down and Out in Britain published by Jeremy Sandford in 1971; although the majority of the speakers in the book are male, Jeremy Sandford puts much of their speech into the mouth of the female character. The filmed drama features one of the few acting roles (as a tramp) of British actor Vivian MacKerrell, the real-life inspiration for the character Withnail in Withnail and I. And a young Dot Cotton. At the 1972 British Academy Television Awards, the play won the Best Drama Production category, with Patricia Hayes receiving the award for Best Actress. The play deals with an elderly woman, Edna (Patricia Hayes), who wanders through life in an alcoholic haze without a home, a job or any money. A rambling, pathetic yet defiant woman, Edna sleeps rough and begs for food and shelter and the drama follows her progress as she moves from hostel to hostel, going to a psychiatric ward and then prison along the way. At the end a small home for homeless women run by Josie Quinn (Barbara Jefford) of a Christian charity 'Jesus Saves' is closed down after an inquiry following the complaints of neighbours. Edna and the other women are on the road again. Directed by Ted Kotcheff, Irene Shubik produced it.
2 years ago
https://www.change.org/p/the-bbc-repeat-your-treasure-trove-of-single-drama-such-as-play-for-today-and-screen-one-on-bbc4-now 1987 BBC Screen Two drama loosely based on Mary Bell starring Joanne Whalley, Phil Daniels, Iain Glen and Tilly Vosburgh. Filmed in Rhyl, North Wales. To get these classic TV plays repeated sign the petition in the above link. To read my review for this play, select the link below http://randomramblingsthoughtsandfiction.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/will-you-love-me-tomorrow-1987.html
7 months ago
Malcolm Bradbury's 1995 television adaptation of the comic novel "Cold Comfort Farm", by Stella Gibbons. The film is directed by John Schlesinger. When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex, the Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm. Far from the refinement of 1930's London, the decidedly odd family are in need of organising, so who better than Flora to do it! Cast :- Kate Beckinsale as Flora Poste Joanna Lumley as Mrs. Mary Smiling Ian McKellen as Amos Starkadder Rufus Sewell as Seth Starkadder Eileen Atkins as Judith Starkadder Sheila Burrell as Ada Doom Stephen Fry as Mybug Freddie Jones as Adam Lambsbreath Miriam Margolyes as Mrs. Beetle Ivan Kaye as Reuben Starkadder Jeremy Peters as Urk Maria Miles as Elfine Starkadder Christopher Bowen as Charles Fairford Louise Rea as Meriam Beetle Sophie Revell as Rennet Rupert Penry-Jones as Dick Hawk-Monitor Angela Thorne as Mrs. Hawk-Monitor Harry Ditson as Earl P. Neck
4 months ago
The film adaptation of J. L. Carr's wonderful novella "A Month in the Country". The story tells of First World War veteran Tom Birkin (Colin Firth), who, in the summer of 1920, travels to the beautiful Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to uncover a medieval wall painting in the local church. During his stay Birkin develops an unspoken love for the vicar's wife Alice (Natasha Richardson) and forms a close friendship with archaeologist James Moon (Kenneth Branagh), who is also emotionally scarred by the conflict. As both men set about excavating the past, they also begin to reclaim themselves from the horrors of war.
3 years ago
A nostalgic look back at Scarborough c. 1973.... A really professional film, brilliantly shot and produced by Michael Wallace....It is reproduced here in good faith as I understand this film is no longer available on DVD. I dedicate this upload to Max Payne MBE along with two of my own videos about Scarborough. Compare with Scarborough more recently on the 'Scarborough Vistas' or 'Scarborough Besides the Seaside' videos. My apologies for any unintentional copyright infringement. Jayne Anne
1 year ago
A tabloid reporter seeks dirt on a glamorous soap star (Julie Walters) reunited with her dowdy waitress sister (Victoria Wood) on British television. Release date: September 11, 1994 (United Kingdom) Director: Gavin Millar Screenplay: Victoria Wood Music composed by: Colin Towns Producer: Ruth Caleb
5 years ago
A moving, comic tale of three boys about to leave a grim Catholic School in Greenock, Scotland, who find they must each choose a different path in life as they face the future. Directed by Sandy Johnson Writing by Daniel Boyle Episode Cast (in alphabetical order) Maggie Bell Gary Greer ... Gus Kenneth McFadyen ... Nick Alex Norton ... Tommy Hugh Ross ... Mr Duffy Sean Scanlan Gerry Slevin Alan Summers ... Jada Paul Young Create a character page for: GusNickTommyMr DuffyJada Episode Crew Produced by Barry Hanson .... producer Original Music by John E. Keane Cinematography by Denis Crossan Film Editing by Robert Bathgate Production Management Fiona Black .... production manager
2 years ago
Based on the novel "The Red and the Black" by Stendhal, the best french literature novel of all time, "Scarlet & Black" is the story of a young man, poor, ambitious, proud and Napoleon nostalgic, who falls in love with women of high social standing in order to improve his prospects. This is the tragic story of Love vs Ambition, Heart vs Mind, Faith vs Power and Monastery vs Military. Scarlet and Black - 1993 BBC mini series, episode 1/4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhjo2AAfycI Scarlet and Black - 1993 BBC mini series, episode 2/4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91yq5_XC-HI Scarlet and Black - 1993 BBC mini series, episode 3/4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-DLOUyvUeA Scarlet and Black - 1993 BBC mini series, episode 4/4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuI9ixL0B7w To watch "Wuthering Heights" 2009 PBS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjaTK-gktBRmxu2AW5QqBOyKbcLajTOLy To watch "Le Rouge te le Noir" 1997 (French): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjaTK-gktBRkBnf-I7Z4ezsKtaiTNnVnP