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Jude the Obscure (1971)

Synopsis
Robert Powell stars as Jude Fawley in this faithful and uncompromising BBC adaptation of one of Thomas Hardy’s most bitter novels. Born into rural poverty, young Jude Fawley refuses to accept his lot in life, dreams of the nearby spires of Christmininster and longs to attend its great university. But this is Victorian England and Jude’s place is to labour and toil for his betters. As his dreams are shattered, Jude lashes out at the world around him and his life begins to spiral out of his own control.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1971
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Hardy, Thomas; literature - English; Television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
278 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£17.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
278 minutes
Year
2005

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

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
 

Available from retail outlets

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
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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