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  1. Kick (1999 Film)

    aka: James

    Director
    Linda Heys
    Producer
    Mariel Beros; Sharon Kruger; Ross Matthews

    Feature film about high school student and rugby champion Matt Grant, whose secret passion is ballet dancing. When he auditions for a production of Romeo and Juliet at the Sydney Opera House, he has to face...

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  2. Merely Playing (1999 Film)

    Director
    George Fleming
    Producer
    Billy Bannister

    Documentary short written and directed by George Fleming which combines Shakespeare with modern Britain to to produce a poetic documentary about a modern British family. [Description summarised from that...

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  3. Food of Love (1997 Film)

    Director
    Stephen Poliakoff
    Producer
    Karin Bamborough
    Subject
    Drama

    Feature film. Alex (Grant), a London bank manager, feels nostalgic for the time when, as a university student, he staged a Shakespeare play in an idyllic English village. Deciding to repeat the experience...

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  4. Time and the Conways (1994)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 118 minutes), £12.99

    'Time and the Conways’ by JB Priestley follows the fortunes of one family over a period of years, and offers a moving perspective on the abstract nature of the past, present and future. It is 1919, the War...

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  5. Professional Foul (1977)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    VHS (PAL, 80 minutes), Subscription only

    Anderson, a decent, ineffectual English philosopher, goes to Prague on a lecture visit only to get caught up comically with the English football hacks in the hotel, and rather less comically with the plight...

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  6. In Camera (Wednesday Play) (1964)

    Subject
    Drama; French studies
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 25 minutes), Subscription only

    Hell,' says Jean-Paul Sartre, ‘is other people’, and in tonight’s play he sets out to demonstrate this hypothesis. In Camera is a story of three individuals newly dispatched to Hell, utterly dissimilar...

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  7. Saint Joan (1957)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    VHS (PAL, 110 minutes), Available to BUFVC members only

    The story of 15th-century French heroine Joan of Arc, a young farm girl who heard voices telling her to lead an army against the English occupying forces and crown the dauphin king of France. But Joan was...

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  8. Heiress, The (1948)

    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    VHS (PAL, 115 minutes), subscription only

    Compelling Oscar-winning drama based on the Henry James novel ‘Washington Square’. Details compiled from TRILT - see www.trilt.ac.uk Set in the mid-19th century, the film tells the tragic tale of the...

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  9. Peter Hall - 50 Years in Theatre (Television)

    Director
    Nigel Wattis
    Producer
    Nigel Wattis
    Subject
    Drama

    A two-part SOUTH BANK SHOW to celebrate Sir Peter Hall’s 50 years in theatre. Peter Hall looks back on his foundation of the Royal Shakespeare Company, his 15 years as Director of the National Theatre, and...

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  10. Stormy Weather (Television)

    Producer
    Jenny Bardwell
    Subject
    Drama

    The storm scene in King Lear is examined, discussing how the balance can be maintained between the strength of the text and conveying the range of the weather. Four theatrical groups have two days to devise,...

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