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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife... See more »
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 (Series Cast [7])

Alan Bennett ... Graham Whittaker (1 episode, 1988)

Stephanie Cole ... Muriel (1 episode, 1988)
Thora Hird ... Doris (1 episode, 1988)

Patricia Routledge ... Miss Ruddock (1 episode, 1988)

Maggie Smith ... Susan (1 episode, 1988)

Julie Walters ... Lesley (1 episode, 1988)
Steven Beard ... Policeman (1 episode, 1988)

Series Directed by
Stuart Burge (6 episodes, 1988)
Giles Foster (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Writing credits
Alan Bennett (6 episodes, 1988)

Series Produced by
Innes Lloyd .... producer (6 episodes, 1988)

Ralph Wilton .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Film Editing by
Steve Eveleigh (1 episode, 1988)

Jake Bernard (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Tony Burrough (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Costume Design by
Hazel Pethig (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Makeup Department
Cecile Hay-Arthur .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Production Management
Paul Judges .... production manager (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Georges Zeter .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Art Department
Mina Martinez .... graphic designer (3 episodes, 1988)
Series Sound Department
Richard Partridge .... sound (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Corby .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1988)
Clive Thomas .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1988)
Rodney Taylor .... camera supervisor (1 episode, 1988)
Series Editorial Department
Valerie Simmonds .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1988)
Series Music Department
Gerry O'Riordan .... assistant music engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Chris Cherry .... production associate (2 episodes, 1988)
Thelma Helsby .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1988)
Michael Langley-Evans .... technical coordinator (2 episodes, 1988)
Paul Thackray .... technical coordinator (1 episode, 1988)

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Additional Details

Australia:G | UK:12 (DVD rating)

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Social work-it's just chiming in!!, 6 December 2009
Author: beresfordjd from United Kingdom

Bennett is a complete and real treasure!! His writing here is just wonderful-real and grounded in reality. Everyone that has posted here (and it is so very few) have really said all there is to say. The performances in all the monologues are exceptional but worthy of special mention is Patricia Routledge in A Lady of Letters which I quote in my summary line. She also is great in A Woman of No Importance. The characters were kind of templates for her less enjoyable Hyacinth Bouquet but so so much better and much more real. Alan Bennett himself does what he might call" a good turn" in a Chip in the Sugar. Some of the best of British talent fall over themselves to do his plays Julie Walters, Maggie Smith, Stephanie Cole , Anna Massey and Thora Hird all do his writing justice and then some.

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