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21 November 1999 (USA) See more »
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A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lindsay Duncan ... Marilyn Truman

Timothy Spall ... Oswald Bates

Liam Cunningham ... Christopher Anderson

Billie Whitelaw ... Veronica

Emilia Fox ... Spig
Arj Barker ... Garnett

Blake Ritson ... Nick
Sheila Dunne ... Molly (as Sheila Dunn)
Jean Channon ... Dinner Lady
Jennifer House ... Dinner Lady
Geoffrey Beevers ... Doctor (as Geoffery Beevers)
Lesley McGuire ... Nurse (as Leslie McGuire)

Andy Serkis ... Styeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emma Sackville ... Lily Katzmann (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Poliakoff 
 
Writing credits
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Stephen Poliakoff 

Produced by
John Chapman .... producer
Simon Curtis .... executive producer
Peter Fincham .... executive producer
Helen Flint .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno de Keyzer 
Ernest Vincze  (as Ernie Vincze)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Tothill 
 
Casting by
Andy Pryor 
 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
 
Art Direction by
Peter Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
 
Makeup Department
Nabila Al Own .... makeup artist
Penny Smith .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... first assistant director
Ben Howarth .... second assistant director
Rebecca Sutton .... third assistant director
George Walker .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jane Henwood .... assistant art director
David Horrill .... property master
Emma MacDevitt .... stand-by art director
Sara Wan .... production buyer
 
Sound Department
Mik Gough .... boom operator
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... dubbing editor
Richard Manton .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Crowther .... grip
Alan Grayley .... electrician
Mark Hutton .... electrician
Jim Jolliffe .... clapper loader
Rod Marley .... clapper loader
Graham Norton III .... focus puller
Charlie Palmer .... focus puller
Colin Powton .... best boy
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liza Bracey .... costume assistant
Franca Knight .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Russell Beeden .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
 
Other crew
Penny Anderson .... production accountant
Sally Debonnaire .... head of production
Dee Gregson .... location manager
Mary Haddow .... continuity
Jane Hawley .... production executive: BBC
Hilary Norrish .... script editor
Lia Stephenson .... production coordinator
Henry Wilks .... picture researcher
 

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182 min
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Truly the best of British television., 22 February 2006
Author: clarewashbrook from United Kingdom

Poliakoff classically explores the individual's response to change. Again he showcases the value of the eccentric and individual in a world consumed by finance and transitory values.

Here the focus is a photograph collection, an access point to the history of the individual. It is the people who matter. The guardians of the visual history of our hearts and journeys, defending the right for it to exist in the wake of the number cruncher tsunami and also the deceased souls whose journeys are chronicled in the photographs.

This is an exploration and expose of modern values facing off against history. An allegory of America versus England, where each take off their masks and stand for what they value - money versus history, profit versus story, power versus texture.

Unbeatable by any other writer. Valuable beyond the merit of all other television writers. This is more than a must see; it is imperative that you learn from it! A disguised moral tale, if you will and if you are willing to listen.

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