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Pennies from Heaven

Synopsis
A television drama by Dennis Potter, broadcast in 6 weekly parts. Arthur, a salesman dealing in sheet music who can spot a hit song when he hears it, falls in love witha school teacher. When she discovers that Arthur is married she runs off. Potter’s ironic handling of music and dance in the television serial was a landmark in British television and his own career.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
1978
Notes
Broadcast in 6 parts on BBC1 from 6/3/78 - 11/4/78
Also available combined with other Potter productions for the BBC on a DVD entitled THE ESSENTIAL DENNIS POTTER. Price £99.99. Ref no. BBCDVD1739
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
musicals; Potter, Dennis (1935-1994); Television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Worldwide Publishing

Web
http://www.bbcworldwide.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8576 3560
Fax
020 8576 3570
Address
80 Wood Lane
London
W12 0TT
Notes
Since Spring 2005, for home video releases see BBC, 2 Entertain Video
 

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