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Tempest, The (1980)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production starring Michael Hordern as Prospero.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1980
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Tempest, The
Tempest, The (Sp)

Credits

Director
John Gorrie
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Joseph Horovitz
Costume
Alun Hughes
Art Direction
Paul Joel
Contributor
Alan Shallcross
Cast
Alan Rowe 
Andrew Sachs 
Christopher Bramwell 
Christopher Guard 
David Dixon 
David Waller 
Derek Godfrey 
Edwin Brown 
Elizabeth Gardner 
Gwyneth Lloyd 
John Nettleton 
Judith Rees 
Kenneth Gilbert 
Michael Hordern 
Nigel Hawthorne 
Paul Greenhalgh 
Pippa Guard 
Warren Clarke 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
125 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.90 (Trumedia) £125.00 (BBC)
Duration/Size
125 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
Name

Trumedia Ltd

Contact
Bill Cotton
Email
sales@trumedia.co.uk
Web
https://trumedia.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 847837
Fax
01865 847837
Address
9 Meadow View
Kidlington
Kidlington
OX5 2XY
Notes
Trumedia supplies video tapes and DVDs to UK schools, colleges and universities and is geared up to take official orders from educational institutions. The catalogue highlights programmes likely to be of use in the curriculum, but the company can supply any video in current UK distribution, as well as some deleted titles. Particularly strong in the areas of English literature and drama, as well as history, natural history, art & artists, and foreign language films.
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