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Title Maggie Smith at the BBC [videorecording] / British Broadcasting Corporation.

Publication Info. [London] : 2 Entertain : BBC Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, Inc., [2008]


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Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 362 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages)
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System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, 4:3 aspect ratio; Dolby digital mono. and stereo.
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.
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.
Note 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.).
Summary 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.
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.
Language In English, with optional English captions for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject Smith, Maggie, 1934- -- Interviews.
Moneylenders -- Drama.
Women millionaires -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Spouses of clergy -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Murder victims' families -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television plays, English.
Televised plays.
Televised performances.
Television adaptations.
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Smith, Maggie, 1934- actor.
Finlay, Frank, 1926- actor.
Gray, Charles D., 1928-2000, actor.
Gable, Christopher, actor.
Hughes, Nerys, 1941- actor.
Baker, Tom, 1934- actor.
Barkworth, Peter, actor.
Villiers, James, 1933-1998, actor.
Morgan, Priscilla, actor.
Pickering, Donald, 1933-2009, actor.
Lowe, Rob, actor.
Richardson, Natasha, actor.
Grant, Richard E., 1957- actor.
Redmond, Moira, actor.
Linehan, Rosaleen, actor.
Messina, Cedric, director.
Slater, William, director.
Bennett, Alan, 1934- director.
Eyre, Richard, 1943- director.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. Millionairess.
Bennett, Alan, 1934- Bed among the lentils.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Suddenly last summer.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
2 Entertain (Firm)
BBC Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Play of the month.
Talking heads (Television program)
Merchant of Venice.
Bed among the lentils.
Suddenly last summer.
ISBN 1419867547
Standard No. 883929016754

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