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 (Series Cast [6])

Eileen Atkins ... Celia (1 episode, 1998)

David Haig ... Wilfred Paterson (1 episode, 1998)
Thora Hird ... Violet (1 episode, 1998)

Patricia Routledge ... Miss Fozzard (1 episode, 1998)

Julie Walters ... Marjory (1 episode, 1998)

Penelope Wilton ... Rosemary (1 episode, 1998)

Series Directed by
Stuart Burge (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Alan Bennett (6 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Alan Bennett .... executive producer (1 episode, 1998)
Lorraine Goodman .... associate producer (1 episode, 1998)
Mark Shivas .... producer (1 episode, 1998)
Series Original Music by
George Fenton (1 episode, 1998)
Series Cinematography by
Tim Palmer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sue Wyatt (1 episode, 1998)

Chris Gill (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Stuart Walker (1 episode, 1998)

Francesca Boyd (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Diane Dancklefsen (1 episode, 1998)
Series Costume Design by
Dany Everett (1 episode, 1998)
Series Makeup Department
Frances Hannon .... hair stylist / makeup designer (1 episode, 1998)

Linda McInnes .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Lynda Tully .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Campbell .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1998)
Series Art Department
John Bush .... production buyer (1 episode, 1998)
Jack Carter .... construction manager (1 episode, 1998)
John Hogan .... property master (1 episode, 1998)
Mina Martinez .... graphic designer (1 episode, 1998)
Series Sound Department
Tony Jackson .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1998)

Mags Scholes .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Fader .... camera operator (1 episode, 1998)
Joe Ryan .... gaffer (1 episode, 1998)
John Treays .... lighting director (1 episode, 1998)
Series Editorial Department
Josef d'Bache-Kane .... assistant on-line editor (1 episode, 1998)
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1998)
Alan Tully .... telecine grader (1 episode, 1998)

Alan Bishop .... telecine grader (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Sarah Atkinson .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1998)
Patrick Isherwood .... production accountant (1 episode, 1998)
John Rakoff .... rehearsal manager (1 episode, 1998)
Heather Storr .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1998)

Francine Brown .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Beverly Winston .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

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Sound Mix:
UK:12 (DVD rating)

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Follows "Talking Heads" (1987)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
glowing praise!, 14 November 2001
Author: chuffnobbler from United Kingdom

darker, and with fewer happy endings than the first series, "talking heads 2" is a real treat. alan bennett's ability to capture natural voices, phrases and opinions shines through, here. some characters are unsympathetic ("the hand of god"); some are very easy to emapthise with, despite the terrible things they do ("playing sandwiches"). the sharp performances from a superb group of actors, and very understated direction and lighting, make the series even more intense. "miss fozzard finds her feet" had me laughing aloud: patricia routledge's upright, proud narrator is quite content to blur the lines of morality by the end of her half hour. "waiting for the telegram" left me flabberghasted and sobbing, as dame thora hird's subtle, gentle performance revealed far more to the audience than the character could ever have realised. so carefully constructed as to be almost real, it's a triumph.

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