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Pinter at the BBC is a new 5-DVD set featuring 10 BBC adaptations of the great British playwright’s work

Pinter at the BBC is a new 5-DVD set featuring 10 BBC adaptations of the great British playwright’s work

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"Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive"

Harold Pinter on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was one of the most important and influential British playwrights of the last century. While best known for his work for the stage, this collection celebrates Pinter’s significant contribution to television. His work for the screen shares many of the qualities of that for the stage, from a fascination with the private roots of power and an abiding preoccupation with memory, to a belief in the agency of women. Featuring 10 previously unavailable plays made for the BBC between 1965 and 1988, and a dazzling array of British acting talent including Michael Gambon, Julie Walters, Leo McKern, Vivien Merchant, John Le Mesurier and Miranda Richardson.

The Plays:

  • Tea Party (Charles Jarrott, 1965) • A Slight Ache (Christopher Morahan, 1967)
  • A Night Out (Christopher Morahan, 1967) • The Basement (Charles Jarrott, 1967)
  • Monologue (Christopher Morahan, 1972) • Old Times (Christopher Morahan, 1975)
  • The Hothouse (Harold Pinter, 1982) • Landscape (Kenneth Ives, 1983)
  • The Birthday Party (Kenneth Ives, 1987) • Mountain Language (Harold Pinter, 1988)

 Extras:

  • Writers in Conversation: Harold Pinter (1984, 47 mins): an ICA interview with Harold Pinter by Benedict Nightingale
  • Pinter People (1969, 16 mins): a series of four animated films written by Harold Pinter 
  • Face to Face: Harold Pinter (1997, 39 mins): Sir Jeremy Isaacs interviews Harold Pinter, who discusses the images and events which have inspired some of his most powerful dramas
  • Harold Pinter Guardian Interview (1996, 73 mins, audio only): an extensive interview recorded at the National Film Theatre
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Michael Billington, John Wyver, Billy Smart, Amanda Wrigley, David Rolinson and Lez Cooke, and full film credits

 

UK | 1965-1988 | black and white, and colour | 628 mins | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 5 x DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (192kbps)
© BBC 1965-1988. Distributed under licence from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
 

"Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive"

Harold Pinter on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005

Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was one of the most important and influential British playwrights of the last century. While best known for his work for the stage, this collection celebrates Pinter’s significant contribution to television. His work for the screen shares many of the qualities of that for the stage, from a fascination with the private roots of power and an abiding preoccupation with memory, to a belief in the agency of women. Featuring 10 previously unavailable plays made for the BBC between 1965 and 1988, and a dazzling array of British acting talent including Michael Gambon, Julie Walters, Leo McKern, Vivien Merchant, John Le Mesurier and Miranda Richardson.

The Plays:

  • Tea Party (Charles Jarrott, 1965) • A Slight Ache (Christopher Morahan, 1967)
  • A Night Out (Christopher Morahan, 1967) • The Basement (Charles Jarrott, 1967)
  • Monologue (Christopher Morahan, 1972) • Old Times (Christopher Morahan, 1975)
  • The Hothouse (Harold Pinter, 1982) • Landscape (Kenneth Ives, 1983)
  • The Birthday Party (Kenneth Ives, 1987) • Mountain Language (Harold Pinter, 1988)

 Extras:

  • Writers in Conversation: Harold Pinter (1984, 47 mins): an ICA interview with Harold Pinter by Benedict Nightingale
  • Pinter People (1969, 16 mins): a series of four animated films written by Harold Pinter 
  • Face to Face: Harold Pinter (1997, 39 mins): Sir Jeremy Isaacs interviews Harold Pinter, who discusses the images and events which have inspired some of his most powerful dramas
  • Harold Pinter Guardian Interview (1996, 73 mins, audio only): an extensive interview recorded at the National Film Theatre
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Michael Billington, John Wyver, Billy Smart, Amanda Wrigley, David Rolinson and Lez Cooke, and full film credits

 

UK | 1965-1988 | black and white, and colour | 628 mins | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles
original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 5 x DVD9 | PAL | Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (192kbps)
© BBC 1965-1988. Distributed under licence from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
 

Extras

  • Writers in Conversation: Harold Pinter (1984, 47 mins): an ICA interview with Harold Pinter by Benedict Nightingale
  • Pinter People (1969, 16 mins): a series of four animated films written by Harold Pinter
  • Face to Face: Harold Pinter (1997, 39 mins): Sir Jeremy Isaacs interviews Harold Pinter, who discusses the images and events which have inspired some of his most powerful dramas
  • Harold Pinter Guardian Interview (1996, 73 mins, audio only): an extensive interview with the legendary playwright by critic Michael Billington, recorded at the National Film Theatre
  • 44-page illustrated booklet with new writing by Michael Billington, John Wyver, Billy Smart, Amanda Wrigley, David Rolinson and Lez Cooke, and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673021187
Catalogue Number BFIV2118
Product contents 5 discs
Year 1965 - 1987
Director Christopher Morahan, Harold Pinter, Charles Jarrot, Kenneth Ives
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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