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Release Date:
22 June 1968 (UK) See more »
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Cast

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Alastair Sim ... 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)

Brian Blessed ... Reuben Starkadder (3 episodes, 1968)

Peter Egan ... 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)

Freddie Jones ... Urk / ... (2 episodes, 1968)

Aubrey Morris ... Mr. Mybug (2 episodes, 1968)

Timothy Carlton ... Richard Hawk-Monitor (2 episodes, 1968)
John Baker ... Ezra (2 episodes, 1968)
Jonathan Bilson ... Harkaway (2 episodes, 1968)
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Series Directed by
Peter Hammond (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Writing credits
Stella Gibbons (3 episodes, 1968)
David Turner (3 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
David Conroy .... producer (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Hall (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill Huthert (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Production Design by
Raymond Cusick (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Costume Design by
June Wilson (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cherry Alston .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Sound Department
John Staple .... sound (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Monk .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Other crew
Lennox Phillips .... script editor (3 episodes, 1968)
 

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150 min
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Version of Cold Comfort Farm (1995) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A treat for Cold Comfort Farm aficionados!, 29 August 2004
Author: William Drysdale from Clitheroe, LANCS, ENGLAND

I was astonished and delighted to discover, quite by chance, that the BBC's 1971 production of Cold Comfort Farm was available on tape. Ironic that it should only be available in American format!The dramatisation of a favourite novel is seldom received with unreserved pleasure by aficionados, but I well remember my own wholehearted delight in this particular instance.

Comparisons are odious, of course, but I felt John Schlesinger's more recent film lacked the rawness and anarchy of Peter Hammond's production – I found it altogether too picturesque. I also sorely missed Joan Bakewell's narration, which so successfully incorporated, in the earlier version, the wonderful purple passages of Stella Gibbons prose. For me nothing could equal Alastair Sim's extraordinary performance as the tortured Amos, nor surpass Rosalie Crutchley's interpretation of the bereft and despairing Cousin Judith. Definitive too, is the imperturbable normalcy of Sarah Badel's Flora Post, especially in the chaotic and violent scene of Ada Doom's Counting! I originally saw the production in black and white, which I think might have been a plus – I found the colour insipid rather than atmospheric – but I highly recommend this production to any Cold Comfort Farm enthusiast!

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