Rent Alan Plater at ITV (1988)

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Synopsis:
Jarrow-born Alan Plater was one of Britain's most cherished playwrights. Equally at home either adapting existing works or crafting his own stories, the pinnacle of his prolific output is arguably the highly successful 'Beiderbecke' trilogy starring James Bolam and Barbara Flynn. Plater excelled in the creation of credible, engagingly ordinary characters embroiled in drama and intrigue, with a dry humour, class consciousness and frequent acknowledgement of the north-south divide, his skilful dialogue has been described as combining 'The voice of 'Coronation Street' with the spirit of Chekhov'.
The winner of three BAFTA Awards, he received a CBE in 2005 and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. This anthology celebrates the diversity of Alan Plater's work for ITV, with a collection of single plays and classic episodes featuring outstanding performances by Helen Mirren, Kenneth Branagh, James Bolam, Alison Steadman, Michael Gambon, Dennis Waterman and Ray Brooks, among many others.
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Producers:
Leonard Lewis, Peter Willes, June Wyndham-Davies, Anne W. Gibbons, Deirdre Keir, Jeremy Godwin
Writers:
K.M. Peyton, Alan Plater, May Sinclair, Eric Colthart, Peter Hammond, Susan Pleat
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, TV Horror, TV Romance
Countries:
UK
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Release Date:
25/04/2011
Run Time:
355 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Calendar People: Playwrights
  • Austin Mitchell interviews Alan Plater, Alan Ayckbourn and Colin Welland
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following plays:
- The Beiderbecke Affair: What I Don't Understand Is This... (1985)
- Oranges and Lemons: Brotherly Love (1973)
- Play for Love: The Party of the First Part (1978)
- The Loner: Dawson's Complaint (1975)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following plays:
- Coming Through (1988)
- Flambards: Christina (1979)
- Shades of Darkness: The Intercessor (1983)

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