Rent Alan Bennett at the BBC (1994)

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Alan Bennett is one of Britain's most popular and prolific authors and playwrights. He initially wrote for the stage, but found that with his observant eye for the absurdities of modern life and sharp ear for dialogue, his work transferred easily and effectively to the small screen. This collection brings together many of Alan Bennett's previously unreleased BBC productions dating from 1972 through to 1994. It includes his first television play, 'A Day Out'; autobiographical pieces such as 'Dinner at Noon' and 'Portrait or Bust' and celebrated plays such as 'A Woman of No Importance', 'An Englishman Abroad' and 'A Question of Attribution'.
The plays, each with a specially recorded introduction by Alan Bennett, feature a number of great British actors including Daniel Day Lewis, Alan Bates, Patricia Routledge, Janet McTeer, James Fox and Prunella Scales and number Richard Eyre, Stephen Frears and John Schlesinger among the directors.
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Action & Adventure, Drama, British TV, TV Action & Adventure, TV Comedies, TV Crimes, TV Documentaries, TV Dramas
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Run Time:
611 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, English Dolby Digital Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour and B & W
  • Specially Recorded Introductions for Each of the Features
  • Specially Recorded Interview
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following:
- A Day Out (1972)
- Sunset Across the Bay (1975)
- A Visit from Miss Prothero (1978)
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Our Winnie (1982)
- A Woman of No Importance (1982)
- An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following:
- The Insurance Man (1986)
- Dinner at Noon (1988)
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990)
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following:
- A Question of Attribution (1991)
- Portrait or Bust (1994)
- Special Features

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