Rent The Beiderbecke Trilogy: Series (1988)

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It's been 22 years since the public was first hooked on 'The Beiderbecke Affair' - the first instalment in what was to become Alan Plater's award winning trilogy of comedy-thrillers starring James Bolam and Barbara Flynn. They play Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne, two reluctant teachers drawn into a web of intrigue when Trevor is paid a mysterious visit by a dazzlingly beautiful platinum blonde. Since that moment 'The Beiderbecke Trilogy' has held its position as one of the nation's favourite television shows, with its easy-going plots, dryly humorous dialogue, deftly-drawn characters and superb Jazz score by Frank Ricotti and legendary trumpeter Kenny Baker.

The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)
All Trevor Chaplin wants is a set of Bix Beiderbecke records. All Jill Swinburne wants is to stand for the council as an independent candidate. So where does the slightly tarnished platinum blonde come in...?
The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987)
Dragged into the murky world of national security, Jill and Trevor find themselves pursued and threatened by sinister grey men. But all Trevor wanted was a tape of Bix Beiderbecke music!
The Beiderbecke Connection (1988)
Trevor and Jill are back - this time with a baby in tow! Taking their family addition for a walk they bump into Big Al, who asks them for a favour...
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Michael Glynn, Ann W. Gibbons
Alan Plater
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
660 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
  • Get Lost: All four episodes of the precursor series to 'The Beiderbecke Trilogy', starring Alan Armstrong and Bridget Turner as two teachers trying to enjoy a half-term break
  • Archive interviews with Bolam, Flynn and Plater, while filming 'The Beiderbecke Tapes' in 1987
  • Commemorative booklet on the making of the trilogy (and Get Lost) by Andrew Pixley
  • Soundtrack CD featuring the music of Frank Ricotti and legendary trumpeter Kenny Baker
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- What I Don't Understand Is This...
- Can Anybody Join In?
- We Call In The White Economy
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Um...I Know What You're Thinking
- That Was A Very Funny Evening
- We Are On The Brink Of A New Era, If Only...
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Part One
- Part Two
- Special Features
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Get Lost! Worried About Jim
- The Vicar Did It
- Kiss Me Quick
- Not A Proper Ending
- Special Features
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Oh Look - It's Average - Sized Trevor Chaplin
- Hello Sir, Hello Miss
- Is He The Lodger?
- What Do We Have On Hockey Sticks?

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