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Late Flowering Love (1981)

 -  Short | Drama  -  July 1981 (UK)
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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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John Betjeman ...
Himself - Narrator
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(segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Beryl Reid ...
(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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Four of Sir John Betjeman's poems set to music and performed by a starry cast
12 November 2004 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

The big screen follow-up to Betjeman's Britain. NOTE they are not the same film as the IMDb page states. Betjeman's Britain was made the previous year by Anglia Television with more poems, a higher budget, and sadly it shows. However, like its predecessor, this charming little film again united some of the great names of British film and television in a format that has since been several times imitated, though perhaps not bettered.

As one critic of the time put it 'records for posterity an England that is all to rapidly disappearing' - and now has! Film buffs may be interested to know that the poems and music had apparently been recorded long before both films were made. So the pictures and performances had to be made to fit the words and music, rather than the other way around. Well worth a look, if you can find it anywhere.


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