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The complete series

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The definitive adaptation of Alan Garner's award-winning novel, combining mystery, adventure, history and the legend surrounding a complex set of human relationships.

Alison and her step-brother Roger go for the summer family holiday to a remote cottage in the Welsh Valleys. After hearing a scratching noise coming from the attic, Alison discovers some old dinner plates which have a strange floral pattern on them and, when she traces the pattern on paper, discovers that the flowers turn into owls. But what is the connection between the plates, the gardener, the angry housekeeper and the mysterious local legend?

Filmed almost entirely on location in the summer of 1969, The Owl Service was a radical production that raised the bar for what the viewing public could expect of a teenage drama. This tale of the supernatural, sexual jealousy and class division broke new ground, with both bold direction from Peter Plummer and bravura performances from a cast of largely unknown actors. 

The definitive adaptation of Alan Garner's award-winning novel, combining mystery, adventure, history and the legend surrounding a complex set of human relationships.

Alison and her step-brother Roger go for the summer family holiday to a remote cottage in the Welsh Valleys. After hearing a scratching noise coming from the attic, Alison discovers some old dinner plates which have a strange floral pattern on them and, when she traces the pattern on paper, discovers that the flowers turn into owls. But what is the connection between the plates, the gardener, the angry housekeeper and the mysterious local legend?

Filmed almost entirely on location in the summer of 1969, The Owl Service was a radical production that raised the bar for what the viewing public could expect of a teenage drama. This tale of the supernatural, sexual jealousy and class division broke new ground, with both bold direction from Peter Plummer and bravura performances from a cast of largely unknown actors. 

Extras

  • Archive interview with Alan Garner from 1980
  • Image gallery
  • PDF Material
  • Commemorative booklet featuring a 'making of' article and written interviews with Gillian Hills Ray Llewellyn

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027626267148
Catalogue Number 7952671
Year 1969
Director Peter Plummer; Alan Garner
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Network DVD
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Mono
Subtitles None
Language(s) English
Running time 240 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 12

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