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"Screen One" A Foreign Field (1993)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
10 September 1993 (Season 5, Episode 2)
Veterans return to Normandy on the 50th anniversary of D-Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alec Guinness ... Amos

Leo McKern ... Cyril

Edward Herrmann ... Ralph

John Randolph ... Waldo

Geraldine Chaplin ... Beverly

Lauren Bacall ... Lisa
Dorothy Grumbar ... Matron

Jeanne Moreau ... Angelique
Michelle Gheleyns-Hue ... Shopkeeper
Cateline Alteirac ... Sales Assistant

Episode Crew
Directed by
Charles Sturridge 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Clarke  screenplay
Roy Clarke 

Produced by
Martyn Auty .... producer
Richard Broke .... executive producer
Steve Lanning .... producer
Original Music by
Geoffrey Burgon 
Cinematography by
Richard Greatrex 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
Production Design by
Simon Holland 
Art Direction by
Dominic Masters 
Costume Design by
Nic Ede 
Makeup Department
Tricia Cameron .... hairdresser
Aileen Seaton .... makeup designer
Production Management
Christopher Cameron .... production executive
Philippe Chaussende .... production manager: France
Loretta Ordewer .... production manager
George Adams .... executive production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andreas Meszaros .... third assistant director
Adam Somner .... second assistant director
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Art Department
Allen J. Polley .... property master (as Allen Polley)
Sound Department
John Hayward .... dubbing mixer
Simon Kaye .... sound recordist
Howard Lanning .... dubbing editor
David Sutton .... boom operator
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Alloway .... camera operator
Roger Bonnici .... focus puller
Pat Garrett .... grip (as Patrick Garrett)
John Higgins .... gaffer
Location Management
Marc Guidetti .... location manager
Laurent Herbiet .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Tommy Reilly .... musician: harmonica
Other crew
Angela Allen .... script supervisor
Victoria Ford .... production assistant
Terry Mellis .... production accountant
Marilyse Morgan .... production coordinator
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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When Amos is playing harmonica on his hotel bed, the singer performing on the silent TV is Sinéad O'Connor.See more »


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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Emotional reaction guaranteed, 26 August 2000
Author: morph_2k ( from Newcastle, England

I first saw this when it aired on television, over here in England, with a rather muted fanfare. We were politely made aware that it was to be shown and (the trailer was very gentlemanly) the viewer should watch the film, should you so wish.

I did. Guinness, McKern, Moreau and Bacall tempted me. At first, and I dread to say this, the double act of McKern and the character Guinness played made me think this was going to simply be a comic treat. I was wrong, but that isn't to say that the humour doesn't hit the mark every single time. The script draws you in and strips away, delicately, your defences and you laugh with the characters in such a way that the little tragedies that begin to appear have you feel something very real, in that special place you have deep inside that is normally reserved for close family and friends.

In the end I was, and still do ever since (no matter how hard I sometimes think I'll try not to), end up watching the credits with tears streaming down my face and smiling through them at a little, beautifully placed jam jar.

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