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Oliver Goldsmith (play)
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27 January 2008 (UK) See more »
Charles Marlow and George Hastings set out for Liberty Hall, the home of the Hardcastles, whose daughter Kate Marlow being pressured into marrying. On their way, they meet Kate's brother Tony who decides to play a practical joke on them. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tony Britten 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Britten  adaptation
Oliver Goldsmith  play

Produced by
Averil Brennan .... producer
Jeremy Brettingham .... associate producer
Tony Britten .... executive producer
Mary Lincoln .... associate producer
Adrian Zak .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tony Britten 
Cinematography by
Peter Eveson 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Brettingham 
Casting by
Mary Lincoln 
Production Design by
Spencer Chapman 
Costume Design by
Andrew Joslin 
Makeup Department
Andrea Illes .... assistant makeup artist
Joan Stribling .... makeup designer
Joan Stribling .... wigs/hair designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Brennan .... first assistant director
Fiona Elrington .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tara Fernando .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Damian Jory .... sound re-recording mixer
James Kittlety .... boom operator
Ian Savage .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Attoe .... gaffer
James Du Gard .... assistant camera
Des Willie .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Bell .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alan Bishop .... colorist
Shanti Ramakuri .... post-production coordinator
Julian Wilcock .... on-line editor
Music Department
Tony Britten .... conductor
Colin Rae .... music preparation
Other crew
Susan Lawton .... script supervisor
Elspeth Morrison .... accent coach
Amy Retallack .... production coordinator
Alison Yetman .... caterer

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140 min | 140 min (5 parts)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Shot in 16 days.See more »


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Stagey production of a stage classic, 26 April 2009
Author: Equivoco from Australia

What a very odd production this is. When I watched the first few episodes, with it's cheap look, hammy acting and strange mid-scene episode breaks, I assumed that it had been made in the 70's or early 80's, and that the production date and website details at the end indicated that it had been updated in some way and was being used by it's production company to appear culturally aware. It was only on checking on IMDb that I realised that it was made recently. The sins of the past can be forgiven, or at least viewed with a modicum of condescending indulgence; the sins of today are less likely to be pardoned.

On a positive note, the script is witty enough even if the plot is implausible. The sung recapitulations of the plot at the beginning of the episodes are greatly welcome and must be considered this series' greatest success. The younger members of the cast look well enough. (I am really scraping the bottom of the barrel now.)

Unfortunately there is much to dislike here. The acting is mostly overdone (suitable for the theatre when you have to reach the back row, but not for the intimacy of home viewing) and often worse than that. The actor's asides are poorly managed, spoken so loudly and obviously that I marvel that the other characters don't respond. The camera work is flat, unimaginative and uninteresting. Perhaps this production would have been better filmed "live" in a theatre than on location.

Recommended only for those who wish to see a classic performed for their own educational benefit rather than pleasure.

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