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Brimstone and Treacle (1982)

Synopsis
A film version of Dennis Potter’s play. Bates is racked with guilt over causing his daughter, Patricia, to be an invalid so he reluctantly invites a young man home to dinner whom he mistakenly believes is his daughter’s old school friend. Mrs. Bates finds their visitor, Martin Taylor, quite charming and welcomes the change in the long and arduous work of taking care of their daughter, so she invites him to stay for a few days. Mr. Bates is quite leery of Martin, but in the interest of keeping peace with his wife and trying to keep his guilt in check, he agrees to let him stay. Martin slowly exploits the Bates’ trust as he hatches an evil plot that will change all of their lives.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2003
Year of production
1982
Notes
The 1976 television version of the play is also available on video from BBC Learning
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
disabled children; drama - contemporary; Potter, Dennis (1935-1994)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2003

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2003

Distributor

Name

Arrow Film Distributors Ltd

Web
http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01923 858306
Fax
01923 859673
Address
18 Watford Road
Radlett
Herts
WD7 8LE
Notes
contact: Neil Agran
 

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