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Maggie Smith at the BBC

Author: Maggie SmithFrank FinlayCharles D GrayChristopher GableNerys HughesAll authors
Publisher: [London] : 2 Entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, Inc., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's comedy in which a young merchant attempts to extricate himself from an onerous contract with a vicious shylock.

The millionairess: Shaw's comedy in which a wealthy, heiress seeks romance with an Egyptian doctor who only tends to the poor.

Bed among the lentils: A dramatic monologue by a jaded, alcoholic wife of a country vicar.

Suddenly last summer: A wealthy Southern matriarch tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end her niece's haunting hallucinations about her son's lurid death.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Television plays, English
Televised plays
Televised performances
Television adaptations
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Interviews
Named Person: Maggie Smith; Maggie Smith
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Smith; Frank Finlay; Charles D Gray; Christopher Gable; Nerys Hughes; Tom Baker; Peter Barkworth; James Villiers; Priscilla Morgan; Donald Pickering; Rob Lowe; Natasha Richardson; Richard E Grant; Moira Redmond; Rosaleen Linehan; Cedric Messina; William Slater; Alan Bennett; Richard Eyre; William Shakespeare; Bernard Shaw; Tennessee Williams; British Broadcasting Corporation.; 2 Entertain (Firm); BBC Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419867547 9781419867545
OCLC Number: 228655661
Language Note: In English, with optional English captions for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from container.
The merchant of Venice: Originally broadcast as part of the BBC television series Play of the month, Apr. 16, 1972.
The millionairess: Originally broadcast as part of the BBC television series Play of the month, Sept. 15, 1972.
Bed among the lentils: Originally broadcast as part of the BBC television mini-series Talking heads, May 5, 1988.
Suddenly last summer: Originally broadcast as part of the BBC television series Performance, Jun. 11, 1993.
Program notes with an introduction by Al Senter ([12] p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Special features: Disc 1: Acting in the 60's: Maggie Smith, an interview with Maggie Smith (44 min.); Disc 2: The country wife, a radio play starring Maggie Smith, Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine and John Moffat (ca. 120 min.), a Maggie Smith interview with Michael Parkinson (ca. 16 min.); Disc 3: Maggie Smith at the BBC: a portrait (ca. 31 min.).
Credits: The merchant of Venice: writer, William Shakespeare ; director, Cedric Messina ; producer, Gerald Savory.
The millionairess: writer, George Bernard Shaw ; director, William Slater ; producer, Cedric Messina ; music, Anthony Isaac ; editor, Michael Boyd ; cameraman, John Tilly.
Bed among the lentils: writer, Alan Bennett ; director, Alan Bennett ; producer, Innes Lloyd ; music, George Fenton.
Suddenly last summer: writer, Tennessee Williams ; director, Richard Eyre ; producer, Simon Curtis ; music, Richard Hartley, a BBC co-production with Thirteen/WNET.
Cast: The merchant of Venice: Maggie Smith, Frank Finlay, Charles Gray, Christopher Gable, Nerys Hughes.
The millionairess: Maggie Smith, Tom Baker, Charles Gray, Peter Barkworth, James Villiers, Priscilla Morgan, Donald Pickering.
Bed among the lentils: Maggie Smith.
Suddenly last summer: Maggie Smith, Rob Lowe, Natasha Richardson, Gillian Raine, Richard E. Grant, Moira Redmond, C.P. Wilson, Rosaleen Linehan.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 362 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p.)
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono. and stereo.
Contents: disc 1. The merchant of Venice (131 min.) --
disc 2. The millionairess (100 min.) ; Bed among the lentils (49 min.) --
disc 3. Suddenly last summer.
Other Titles: Merchant of Venice.
Millionairess.
Bed among the lentils.
Suddenly last summer.
Play of the month.
Talking heads (Television program)
Responsibility: British Broadcasting Corporation.

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The merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's comedy in which a young merchant attempts to extricate himself from an onerous contract with a vicious shylock.

The millionairess: Shaw's comedy in which a wealthy, heiress seeks romance with an Egyptian doctor who only tends to the poor.

Bed among the lentils: A dramatic monologue by a jaded, alcoholic wife of a country vicar.

Suddenly last summer: A wealthy Southern matriarch tries to influence a young neurosurgeon to surgically end her niece's haunting hallucinations about her son's lurid death.

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