Light dramatisation of four poems by poet laureete Sir John Betjeman, set on location in the south of England

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John Betjeman ...
Himself - Narrator
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(segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
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(segment "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm")
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Lt. Alderton (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Eric Morecambe ...
Funny Uncle
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Joan Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
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Col. Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Julia Gale ...
(segment "Agricultural Caress")
Caroline Sergeant ...
(segment "Agricultural Caress")
Yvonne Dearman ...
(segment "Agricultural Caress")
Sharon Fussey ...
(segment "Agricultural Caress")
Vikki Ross ...
(segment "Agricultural Caress")
Sarah-Jane Varley ...
(segment "Myfanwy")
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Light dramatisation of four poems by poet laureete Sir John Betjeman, set on location in the south of England

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This film was shown with the blockbuster 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' in Odeon cinemas on its UK release in July 1981. See more »

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Betjeman's Britain - Anglia TV
4 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anglia TV's Betjeman's Britain is a 24 minute film with foreword and wrap-up by JB. To the music of Jim Parker are set several poems, notably 'Indoor Games Near Newbury' with Eric Morecambe , and 'Lenten Thoughts' with Susannah Yorke. Peter Cooke also appears in 'Seaside Golf'.

The theme of the programme covers the four seasons.

'Indoor Games' is also featured on a DVD released as 'Summoned by Bells'

I would also dearly like to find "Late Flowering Love" , I can't think of better casting then Beryl Reid in 'Invasion exercise on a Poultry Farm'


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