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The Norman conquests [videorecording] / by Alan Ayckbourn ; produced by Verity Lambert and David Susskind ; directed by Herbert Wise ; Thames colour production.

Edition:
Fullscreen.
Publication:
[United States] : Acorn Media, 2010.
Format/Description:
Video
3 videodiscs (ca. 305 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Ayckbourn, Alan, 1939- -- Television adaptations.
Ayckbourn, Alan, 1939- -- Film adaptations.
Families -- England -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Made-for-TV movies.
Television comedies.
Television adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC ; region 1; Dolby digital stereo.
Summary:
Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order.
Contents:
disc 1. Table manners (ca. 108 min.)
disc 2. Living together (ca. 93 min.)
disc 3. Round and round the garden (ca. 105 min.).
Participant:
Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, Tom Conti, David Troughton, Fiona Walker, Penelope Wilton.
Credits:
Title music, Wilfred Joshephs ; editors, Fred Turner, David Lewinton ; camera, Peter Coombs.
Notes:
Originally broadcast in 1977.
DVD release date: Mar. 1, 2011.
Bonus: Biography of playwright Alan Ayckbourn (disc 1) and The Norman conquests background (disc 3).
Contributor:
Wise, Herbert. , Director
Lambert, Verity. , Producer
Susskind, David, 1920-1987. , Producer
Conti, Tom. , Actor
Wilton, Penelope, 1946- , Actor
Briers, Richard. , Actor
Keith, Penelope, 1940- , Actor
Troughton, David. , Actor
Walker, Fiona, 1944- , Actor
Ayckbourn, Alan, 1939- , Author
Thames Television, ltd.. , Producer
Acorn Media (Firm) , Distributor
Contains:
Table manners [videorecording]
Round and round the garden [videorecording]
Living together [videorecording]
ISBN:
9781598285352
1598285351
OCLC:
698771807
Publisher Number:
054961853595
AMP-8535 Acorn Media
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