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Hard Times

Synopsis
This critically acclaimed, BAFTA-winning Granada Television adaptation of Hard Times, directed by John Irvin and dramatised by playwright Arthur Hopcraft features an impressive cast; Timothy West is Bounderby, Edward Fox plays the selfish aspiring politician, Captain Harthouse, with Patrick Allen as Gradgrind and Jacqueline Tong as Louisa Gradgrind. Originally broadcast in four parts in 1977.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1977
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); literature - English; television drama

Credits

Director
John Irvin
Writer
Charles Dickens
Music
Malcolm Arnold
Adaptor for Television
Arthur Hopcraft
Cast
Edward Fox 
Jacqueline Tong 
Patrick Allen 
Timothy West 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

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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