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1 | 2
Release Date:
2 February 1975 (USA) See more »
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Stories of rural romance.
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Grim, sometimes mean little stories See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Peter Firth ... Roger Blackburn / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Series Directed by
Donald McWhinnie (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Barry Davis (2 episodes, 1972)

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Series Writing credits
H.E. Bates (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
A.E. Coppard (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hugh Leonard (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
James Saunders (3 episodes, 1972-1973)

Series Produced by
Derek Granger .... producer (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Derek Hilton (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ray Goode (4 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stan Challis (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
John W. Carr (3 episodes, 1972)
Anthony Ham (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Production Design by
Roy Stonehouse (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank H. Griffiths .... dubbing mixer (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Phil Smith .... sound (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Muxworthy .... film sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arthur Payne .... sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Goode .... camera operator / film camera (3 episodes, 1973)
David Wood .... film camera (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Other crew
Jonathan Powell .... story editor (3 episodes, 1973)
 

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60 min (13 episodes)
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Grim, sometimes mean little stories, 26 September 2009
Author: Amy Smith (ivorybigsis@yahoo.com) from United States

Country Matters is packaged with lovely, serene photos. Fueled by the title, the mind conjures up pastoral images. I was prepared for a series of Period Piece short films that spoke of love, hate, loss, gain, apathy, greed, and all other such matters related to life everywhere, not just in a country setting.....What I got was several grim, sometimes mean little stories and the sole taste left in my mouth was that of utter cynicism. I wanted to be just in my assessments, and followed through by first actually viewing all of the stories in the two DVD set. Secondly, I truly strived to view these vignettes with an open mind....It is admirable that the authors of these slice-of-life stories strived for realism. I regret, however, that their point of view was quite unbalanced in that the Law of Reciprocity(You know-the reap what you sow thing) seems not to exist in the world of these stories. No one expects the "happy ever after". Again I understand that these are simply vignettes. The nuances of hope, light, and (God forbid, can I say it) redemption are sorely absent from this archival collection. There wasn't a single film in this collection that left me with a desire and or longing to watch it again.

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