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"The Norman Conquests" Round and Round the Garden (1977)

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Original Air Date:
12 October 1977 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Annie has second thoughts about spending the weekend with brother-in-law Norman as the dysfunctional family tries to come to terms with itself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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A rare gem See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Richard Briers ... Reg
Penelope Keith ... Sarah

Tom Conti ... Norman
David Troughton ... Tom
Fiona Walker ... Ruth

Penelope Wilton ... Annie

Episode Crew
Directed by
Herbert Wise 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alan Ayckbourn 

Produced by
Verity Lambert .... producer
David Susskind .... producer
Cinematography by
Mike Hobbs 
Casting by
Elizabeth Sadler  (as Liz Sadler)
Production Design by
David Marshall 
Costume Design by
Anne Salisbury 
Art Department
Ruth Bribram .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... sound supervisor
Brian Hibbert .... sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
David Motture .... lighting director
Editorial Department
Peter Boffin .... vision mixer
Dave Lewinton .... editor: video tape (as David Lewinton)
Music Department
Wilfred Josephs .... composer: title music
Other crew
Shirley Cleghorn .... stage manager
Ian Elsey .... location manager
Peter Groome .... floor manager
Phil Haines .... operational supervisor
Sylvia Rumney .... production assistant

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Directed by
Herbert Wise 
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Additional Details

USA:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The original London theater cast included Tom Courtenay, Felicity Kendall, Michael Gambon, Bridget Turner, Mark Kingston, and Penelope Keith.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The lighting director makes absolutely no effort to distinguish morning, afternoon or evening scenes.See more »
Sarah:The point is that I seem to be the only one in this family capable of making any sort of decision at all. I mean, whether or not I like it, I seem to be the head of this family at the moment. By rights it ought to be Reg. But if you've lived with Reg, you know he can't even pay a gas bill.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A rare gem, 4 March 2000
Author: moviesteve from Melbourne, Australia

Now and then, a film comes along that you can watch over and over again for years to come. The "Norman Conquests" trilogy of plays is still as entertaining today as when I first saw it.

The events of the same weekend are told three times, each play is set in a different room of the same country house.

This one, "Round and Round the Garden", is the best(but all three are collectibles!).

The interaction between the characters represents a compelling script, and first-rate performances by all six cast members.

Whilst complications that develop between the characters are mainly due to Norman(Tom Conti), the scene between Ruth(Fiona Walker) and Tom(David Troughton)is truly a of the funniest I've ever seen!!

Make a note to set the VCR when next this film appears...

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