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The Noël Coward collection

Author: Noel CowardMargaret LeightonRichard WarwickPenelope KeithPaul EddingtonAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : BBC Video : BBC Worldwide Ltd. : 2 Entertain : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2007.
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Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Noel Coward; Noel Coward
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Coward; Margaret Leighton; Richard Warwick; Penelope Keith; Paul Eddington; Patricia Hodge; Joan Sims; Alec McCowen; Polly Adams; Donald Pickering; Rula Lenska; Clive Arrindell; Dandy Nichols; Patricia Hayes; Hugh Laurie; Gary Waldhorn; John Bird; Clive Swift; Jacqueline Pearce; Joan Collins; Julian Fellowes; Donald Sinden; Ian Richardson; Susannah York; Tom Courtenay; Robert Glenister; Nigel Havers; Ursula Howells; Judy Parfitt; Judi Dench; Ian Holm; Paul Scofield; Geraldine McEwan; Deborah Kerr; Graeme McDonald; Philip Dudley; Cedric Messina; Cecilia Brereton; John Gorrie; Louis Marks; Philip Saville; Alan Shallcross; Mike Ockrent; Tony Smith; Bryan Izzard; Paul Annett; Sydney Lotterby; John Glenister; Keith Williams; Rick Gardner; Alan Strachan; Alan Dossor; Jack Gold; Mike Vardy; Gavin Millar; Rosemary Hill; British Broadcasting Corporation.; BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Ltd.; 2 Entertain (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419857991 9781419857997
OCLC Number: 165260677
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television.
Special features: Disc 1: Hay fever (radio play, 1992), starring Judi Dench, Michael Williams, Geoffrey Palmer, Patricia Hayes (87 min.); Omnibus: Noël Coward: playwright (1969), interview by Patrick Garland (46 min.) ; Disc 2: Private lives (radio play, 1995), starring Stephen Fry, Louise Lombard, Simon Ward, Imogen Stubbs (90 min.); Post mortem (radio play, 1976), starring Christopher Cazenove, Derek Fowlds; Noël Coward on acting (1966): an interview with Coward (49 min.); The songwriters: Noël Coward (1978): performances of Noël Coward songs (49 min.) ; Disc 3: Design for living (radio play, 1991), starring Cheryl Campbell, Alex Jennings, Michael Kitchen (120 min.) ; Disc 5: Blithe spirit (radio play, 1983), starring Paul Eddington, Anna Massey, Peggy Mount, Richard Pearson (86 min.); Noël Coward's opening night speech for "Blithe spirit" in Manchester (audio recording, 1941, 4 min.).
Cast: The vortex: Margaret Leighton, Richard Warwick.
Hay fever: Penelope Keith, Paul Eddington, Patricia Hodge, Joan Sims.
Private lives: Penelope Keith, Alec McCowen, Polly Adams, Donald Pickering.
Design for living: Rula Lenska, Clive Arrindell, Dandy Nichols.
Mrs. Capper's birthday: Patricia Hayes, Hugh Laurie, Gary Waldhorn, John Bird.
What mad pursuit: Clive Swift, Jacqueline Pearce.
Tonight at 8:30: Joan Collins.
Present laughter: Julian Fellowes, Donald Sinden.
Star quality: Ian Richardson, Susannah York.
Me and the girls: Tom Courtenay, Robert Glenister.
Bon voyage: Nigel Havers, Ursula Howells, Judy Parfitt.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill: Judi Dench, Ian Holme.
Suite in two keys: Come into the garden Maud: Paul Scofield, Geraldine McEwan.
Suite in two keys: A song at twilight: Deborah Kerr, Paul Scofield.
Description: 7 videodiscs (ca. 1183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital mono., DVD-9, NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. The vortex (1969) / produced by Graeme McDonald ; directed by Philip Dudley (70 min.) --
Hay fever (1984) / produced by Cedric Messina ; directed by Cecilia Brereton (91 min.). Disc 2. Private lives (1976) / produced by Cedric Messina ; directed by John Gorrie (92 min.). Disc 3. Design for living (1979) / produced by Louis Marks ; directed by Philip Saville (101 min.) --
Mrs. Capper's birthday (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Mike Ockrent (58 min.) --
What mad pursuit (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Tony Smith (55 min.). Disc 4. Tonight at 8:30 (Hands across the sea ; Red peppers ; The astonished heart ; Family album ; Fumed oak ; Ways and means ; Still life ; Shadow play) (1991) / produced by Bryan Izzard ; directed by Paul Annett, Sydney Lotterby, John Glenister (28 min. each). Disc 5. Present laughter (1981) / produced by Keith Williams ; directed by Rick Gardner, Alan Strachan (147 min.) --
Star quality (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Alan Dossor (76 min.). Disc 6. Me and the girls (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Jack Gold (53 min.) --
Bon voyage (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Mike Vardy (58 min.) --
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (1985) / produced by Alan Shallcross ; directed by Gavin Millar. Disc 7. Suite in two keys: Come into the garden Maud (1982) / produced by Rosemary Hill ; directed by Cedric Messina (60 min.) --
A song at twilight (1982) / produced by Rosemary Hill ; directed by Cedric Messina (83 min.).
Other Titles: Vortex.
Hay fever.
Private lives.
Design for living.
Mrs. Capper's birthday.
What mad pursuit.
Tonight at 8:30.
Present laughter.
Star quality.
Me and the girls.
Bon voyage.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill.
Suite in two keys.
Come into the garden Maud.
Suite in two keys.
A song at twilight.
Responsibility: British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Noël Coward is the definitive playwright of the early 20th century, contributing a robust repertoire of brilliant material. Playwright, actor, composer, and irrepressible socialite, Coward charmed high society in both London and New York during his heyday, and his work continues to charm audiences today with its urbane wit, sly humor and distinctive style.

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