BBC2 Playhouse: Season 7, Episode 28

Going Gently (5 Jun. 1981)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
8.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.6/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Play about two elderly cancer patients suffering in hospital.

Director:

Writers:

(script), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


Related Items

Search for "Going Gently" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Going Gently (05 Jun 1981)

Going Gently (05 Jun 1981) on IMDb 8.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of BBC2 Playhouse.
« Previous Episode | 74 of 111 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Bernard Flood
...
Sister Scarli
...
Austin Miller
...
Gladys Flood
Margaret Whiting ...
Sister Marvin
Peter Attard ...
George Flood
Ray Hassett ...
Priest
Garry Cooper ...
Orderly
Ivan Steward ...
Orderly
Bill Dean ...
Painter
John Mulcahy ...
Painter
Ann Queensberry ...
Iris Voluntary worker
Edward Lyon ...
Surgeon
Christian Burgess ...
Resident
Robert Hickson ...
Doctor
Edit

Storyline

Play about two elderly cancer patients suffering in hospital.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 June 1981 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Trevor Howard turned down one of the leads. See more »

Connections

Featured in Norman Wisdom: His Story (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely First Rate
18 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Going Gently" is a first class TV play which has received a new and well-deserved life on BBC's Judi Dench Collection. Dealing with two men in the terminal stage of cancer it hardly sounds like "must see" entertainment. However, I have never seen a better depiction of individuals coming to terms with illness and their mortality. It has much humour (albeit dark), and it also is comforting to see the principal characters retaining their individual personalities in spite of their environment and the discomfort and detached attitudes of hospital workers, family and others who must also cope with the reality of death. Norman Wisdom and Fulton MacKay turn in excellent performances as does Judi Dench in a somewhat secondary role. Highly recommended.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
going gently dvd/vhs rubydancingmoon
Aubrey (1982 - Season 8, Episode 9) venussansfurs
Discuss Going Gently (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?