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Synopsis
From the 1970s ITV series Laurence Olivier Presents..., this adaptation of the early stage and TV play by Harold Pinter stars Olivier, Alan Bates, Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren abd us directed by Michael Apted. Set in the exclusive and prestigious world of West End boutique owners and fashion designers, the story begins with a sinister, anonymous phone call that disturbs Harry Kane (Olivier) at four o’clock in the morning. It foreshadows an ominously deepening mystery where the ‘truth’, as such, becomes increasingly hard to establish. DVD extras include a 1998 edition of The South Bank Show in which Pinter gives a frank interview to Melvyn Bragg.
Series
Laurence Olivier Presents...
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1976
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
fashion; homosexuality

Credits

Director
Michael Apted
Producer
Laurence Olivier
Writer
Harold Pinter
Cast
Alan Bates 
Helen Mirren 
Laurence Olivier 
Malcolm McDonald 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£8.67
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
64 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

Granada

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.
 

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