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Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Jonathan PowellDennis PotterDavid GilesAlan BatesAnne StallybrassAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2003], ©1977.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Powell; Dennis Potter; David Giles; Alan Bates; Anne Stallybrass; Janet Maw; Jack Galloway; Avis Bunnage; Richard Owens; Jeffrey Holland; Peter Bourke; Anna Massey; Carl Davis; Christine Rawlings; Peter Kindred; Thomas Hardy; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1569386110 9781569386118
OCLC Number: 52004971
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast by the BBC beginning Jan. 22, 1978.
Based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Credits: Music composer, Carl Davis ; costume designer, Christine Rawlings ; designer, Peter Kindred.
Cast: Alan Bates, Anne Stallybrass, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway, Avis Bunnage, Richard Owens, Jeffrey Holland, Peter Bourke, Anna Massey.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (6 hr.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital, Region 1 encoding.
Contents: Disc 1: pt. 1-3 (ca. 159 min.) (DVD 2124) --
disc 2: pt. 4-5 (ca. 105 min.) (DVD 2125) --
disc 3: pt. 6-7 (DVD 2126).
Other Titles: Mayor of Casterbridge (Television program)
Responsibility: BBC Television ; producer, Jonathan Powell ; dramatised by Dennis Potter ; director, David Giles.

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On a drunken impulse, Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter at a country fair, an outrageous act for which he suffer an agonizing remorse. Years later, when he has become a respected and prosperous man, his wife and daughter seek him out in Casterbridge. He attempts to right the long-ago wrong and sets in motion a series of events that spell his destruction.

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