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Arcata Promise, The

Synopsis
Television drama. In the small town of Arcata in America, a rich and successful actor (Gunge) made a promise to a young, attractive and vulnerable girl (Laura) that he would always love her and never hurt her. But the promise was broken, and after being constantly abused and assaulted Laura left, leaving Gunge to turn to drink and morbid self-awareness. As he plunges into alcoholism and insanity he enjoys his own past celebrated performances of Richard II.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
22 Sep 1974 at 22:15 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
100 mins

Credits

Director
David Cunliffe
Writer
David Mercer
Cast
Anthony HopkinsTheo Gunge (King Richard II)
John Fraser 
Kate NelliganLaura

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
alcohol abuse; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Yorkshire 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.
Name

Retail outlets

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