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Alan Bennett at the BBC

Synopsis
This collection brings together many of Alan Bennett’s previously unreleased BBC productions dating from 1972 through to 1994. It includes his first television play, ‘A Day Out’; autobiographical pieces such as ‘Dinner at Noon’ and ‘Portrait or Bust’ and celebrated plays such as ‘A Woman of No Importance’, ‘An Englishman Abroad’ and ‘A Question of Attribution’.

The plays, each with a specially recorded introduction by Alan Bennett, feature a number of well-known British actors including Daniel Day Lewis, Alan Bates, Patricia Routledge, Janet McTeer, James Fox and Prunella Scales and number Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears and John Schlesinger among the directors.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Subjects
Drama; Television studies
Keywords
television drama

Credits

Director
John Schlesinger; Richard Eyre; Stephen Frears; Stuart Burge; Udayan Prasad
Cast
Alan Bates 
Daniel Day-Lewis 
David Waller 
Donald McKillop 
James Cossins 
James Fox 
Janet McTeer 
John Normington 
Patricia Routledge 
Philip Locke 
Prunella Scales 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£30.63
Availability
Sale
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

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

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Simply Home Entertainment

Email
info@simplyhe.co.uk
Web
https://www.simplyhe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
Notes
Online retailer specialising in DVDs on aviation, maritime, military and transport history, British heritage and some more general non-fiction topics, as well as television dramas and documentaries. Sale online or via retail outlets. Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment.

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