Cold Comfort Farm (1968)

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 Amos Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
Fay Compton ...
 Aunt Ada Doom (Starkadder) (3 episodes, 1968)
Sarah Badel ...
 Flora Poste (3 episodes, 1968)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 Judith Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
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 Reuben Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
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 Seth Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
Billy Russell ...
 Adam Lambsbreath (3 episodes, 1968)
Hazel Coppen ...
 Mrs. Agony Beetle (3 episodes, 1968)
Sharon Gurney ...
 Elfine Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
Sheila Grant ...
 Rennett Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)
John Golightly ...
 Charles Fairford (3 episodes, 1968)
Charlotte Howard ...
 Meriam (3 episodes, 1968)
Joan Bakewell ...
 Narrator (3 episodes, 1968)
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 Urk / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
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 Mr. Mybug (2 episodes, 1968)
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 Richard Hawk-Monitor (2 episodes, 1968)
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26 December 1971 (USA)  »

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mad and faithful to the book
14 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Stella Gibbons' 'Cold Comfort Farm' is one of the classics of parody, and this version with Alastair Sim, Rosalie Crutchley, Fay Compton, Sarah Badel, Brian Blessed, Aubrey Morris and Peter Egan does it justice. Very 1960s in its outlook it is well played and written and has just the right hint of madness. Badel in particular as Flora Poste is note perfect.

Compared with the version with Kate Beckinsale this is much better, and deserves to be seen more widely. Although a VHS did come out in the USA, maybe a DVD beckons from the BBC? It should fit well alongside other classics adapted around the same time, and as it is in colour should find a wide audience.


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