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The best of friends Eagle in a cage

Author: Hugh WhitmoreAlvin RakoffJohn GielgudWendy HillerPatrick McGoohanAll authors
Publisher: Ontario, Canada : BFS Video, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. Relive their vigorous discussions on everything from the existence of God, to the finer points of tango  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television plays
Biographical television programs
Named Person: Bernard Shaw; Laurentia McLachlan; Sydney Cockerell
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Whitmore; Alvin Rakoff; John Gielgud; Wendy Hiller; Patrick McGoohan; Billie Whitelaw; Ralph Richardson, Sir; Kenneth Haigh; Moses Gunn; Ferdy Mayne; Lee Montague; Georgina Hale; Michael Williams; London Film Productions.; Table Top Productions.; BFS Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0779252969 9780779252961
OCLC Number: 50238410
Notes: Based on the stage play by Hugh Whitmore.
Adapted from the letters and writings of Dame Laurentia McLachlan, Sir Sydney Cockerell and Bernard Shaw.
Cat. no. "30296-D."
Bonus feature: Eagle in a cage.
Special features: The Quotable Bernard Shaw, biographies, selected filmographies, trivia, bibliography, interactive menus and scene selection.
Credits: The Best of friends: Produced & directed by Alvin Rakoff ; associate producer, Sarah Stamp ; production manager, Lorraine Goodman ; costume designer, Jane Robinson ; original music, Sidney Sager ; production designer, Eileen Diss ; executive producers, Johan Eliasch, Steven Worth, Tom Donald ; written by Hugh Whitmore. Eagle in a cage: Associate producer, Peter S. Katz ; production manager, Stipe Gurdulic ; edited by Max Benedict.
Cast: The Best of friends: Sir John Gielgud, Dame Wendy Hiller, Patrick McGoohan. Eagle in a cage: Billie Whitelaw, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Kenneth Haigh, Moses Gunn, Ferdy Mayne, Lee Montague, Georgina Hale, and Michael Williams.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 175 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital.
Other Titles: Eagle in a cage
Responsibility: a London Film Productions in association with Table Top Productions.

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In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. Relive their vigorous discussions on everything from the existence of God, to the finer points of tango dancing. Eagle in a cage: A school-teacher-turned-governor of a small island finds greatness thrust upon him when that island, St. Helena, becomes a place of exile for Napoleon.

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