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  • Actors: Richard Johnson, Douglas Hodge, Elizabeth Spriggs, Dorothy Tutin, Briony Glassco
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Aug. 2007
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RJEIBQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,229 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Three-part British drama series starring Richard Johnson, Dorothy Tutin and Tara Fitzgerald. In Part 1, the tomb of a medieval Bishop is unearthed in the grounds of Melpham House and hailed as one of the most important archaeo- logical finds of the century. Could it be a hoax, however? In Part 2, Gerald Middleton (Johnson) tries to find out the truth behind the discovery of the Melpham idol. In Part 3, Gerald, haunted by memories from the past and guilt, searches for Dollie Stokesay (Tutin). Does she hold the key to the mystery of the Melpham excavation? Features a brief appearance by a 16-year-old Kate Winslet.

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By any standards at all this is masterly story-telling, originally in Angus Wilson's novel, of course, but also in this exceptionally effective adaptation by Andrew Davies. It's inventive, sad, funny, intelligent - what more could you ask for? There's scarcely a weak performance anywhere, and the best are as good as it gets - principally Richard Johnson, who is simply magnificent down to the finest detail, but I'd also single out Amanda Mealing, Deborah Findlay, Nicholas Jones, and Dorothy Tutin. Don't hesitate to give it a go.
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This is a superb adaptation of an odd, but I believe important and even outstanding novel, which I read as a young man, and have continued to admire. I still think of it as Angus Wilson's best work. the casting and general approach in this televised version could not be bettered, with Johnson and Spriggs ideal as Gerald and Inge.
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An interesting adaptation of a very complex book that doesn't totally work but is still a very good attempt. The cast is excellent but the normally very impressive Andrew Davis doesn't quite bring to the script the full nuance of the novel and it ends up being rather a disjointed affair. Still it's well worth seeing and the transfer is excellent.
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Mixture of costume drama,tragic story of lost love and the failure of people to connect,and a finely observed social comedy.With every viewing,I notice another detail I missed from before - there are so many layers to this piece.Acting and dialogue are superb.Each little scene is carefully crafted.A real treat for those who enjoy a film with depth as well as subtle humour.
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Excellent British mini-series with wonderful performances from Richard Johnson and Elizabeth Spriggs, really scene stealing. Would recommend this series to anyone who likes good drama or comedy for that matter. Great to see Dorothy Tutin in the latter episodes.
The British really know how to make shows like this and, of course, there are some spicy scenes as well and gay characters to boot. A must for those who like good British drama.
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Elizabeth Spriggs's performance was excellent as the sad, well-meaning Inge. The other characters were also portrayed with sharp insight. The wide ranging settings of this gripping story were projected in photography of distinction. It was a great pleasure to be reminded of Wilson's witty and engaging novel in this faithful representation after twenty years or so since I read it avidly. One of our greatest 20th century novelists, Willson's works deserve to be household names.
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