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Trevor Eve ... Quentin Lester

Eve Myles ... Angharad Stannard

Robert Pugh ... Mr Davis
Sam Davies ... Dylan Hughes (as Samuel Davies)
Mari Ann Bull ... Minnie Hughes
Nicola Reynolds ... Bethan Hughes

Mark Lewis Jones ... Daffyd Hughes

Nina Sosanya ... Marnie Pope
Margaret John ... Edith Sellwood
Gwenyth Petty ... Edna Sellwood

Guy Henry ... Reynolds
Gwyneth Keyworth ... Marie Hughes
Matthew Aubrey ... Tom Ellis
James Woolley ... National Gallery Director
Aneirin Hughes ... Petrol Rep
Olwen Medi ... Mrs Porty

Tim Treloar ... PC Gary Evans
Jodi Bird ... Jade Evans
Melanie Abbott ... Reporter
Livia Hughes ... London Schoolchild
Sian Boudreaux ... Florida Terrible Jones
Frank Cottrell Boyce ... Car Boot Dealer
Ruby Lewis ... Max Hughes
Ella Lewis ... Max Hughes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anton Saunders ... Gary (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy De Emmony 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Cottrell Boyce  written by

Produced by
Richard Burrel .... producer
Frank Cottrell Boyce .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Kate Harwood .... executive producer
Jessica Pope .... executive producer
Patrick Schweitzer .... line producer
Original Music by
Nick Green 
Tristin Norwell 
Cinematography by
David Odd (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen O'Connell 
Casting by
Camilla Evans 
Maggie Lunn 
Production Design by
Mike Gunn 
Art Direction by
Stephen Campbell 
Costume Design by
Lucinda Wright (2009)
Makeup Department
Karen Brotherston .... makeup artist
Gill Rees .... makeup artist
Roseann Samuel .... hair designer
Roseann Samuel .... makeup designer
Production Management
Geraint Havard Jones .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Chalstrey .... third assistant director
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director
Holly Watson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sian Bundy .... stand-by props
Gary Flay .... property master
Beverley Gerard .... stand-by art director (as Bev Gerard)
Sue Morrison .... production buyer
Lee Radford .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist
Stuart Miller .... sound designer
Mike Reardon .... sound maintenance
Alan Snelling .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Matt Wood .... visual effects supervisor
Stephanie Carey .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Casey .... generator operator
Anna Fleischmann .... camera trainee
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Rob Gilmour .... clapper loader
Dai Hopkins .... grip
Anna Valdez-Hanks .... focus puller
Gawain Nash .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sharon Sorrentino .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinna Everett-Lyons .... costume assistant (as Corinna Everett)
Joanne Hayes .... costume supervisor
Georgina Napier .... costume assistant
Katrina Perkins .... costume supervisor (as Katrina Rudge)
Editorial Department
Paul Hyman .... assistant editor
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist
Transportation Department
Tony Arvanitis .... unit driver
Framed .... unit driver
Nigel Venables .... unit driver
Other crew
Samantha Beddoe .... assistant production accountant
Brynach Day .... runner
Elizabeth Hurley .... production accountant
Nicky James .... location manager
Rachael Lund .... production coordinator
Jenny Morgan .... floor runner
Vivienne Neary .... script editor
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant
Victoria Wheel .... assistant production coordinator

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Good Acting amid Puzzling Script about Art and Artlessness, 26 December 2010
Author: WeatherViolet from United States

This begins at London's National Gallery, at which a waterline break floods the museum, causing National Gallery Director (James Woolley) and his assistant, Marnie Pope (Nina Sosanya), to close shoppe for the day.

Quentin Lester (Trevor Eve), a painting and fine arts connoisseur, who operates a slate mine along with partner Reynolds (Guy Henry), returns to his rural community, located somewhere between London and Wales.

Angharad Stannard (Eve Myles), a bicycling schoolteacher, also presents a great deal of knowledge regarding the fine arts and seems to encounter Quentin just about everywhere he turns, as he, in turn, encounters several of her pupils around the community, including the Hughes children, who play heavily into the film's theme of desertion and poverty, as they assist their mother at her roadside diner, Cafe Da, at which the uncultured aspiring artist Tom Ellis (Matthew Aubrey) also assists, by designing a window display, and helping out with the children in his own special way.

Bethan Hughes (Nicola Reynolds) has been separated from husband Daffyd Hughes (Mark Lewis Jones), who has disappeared to London to attempt to earn provisions for the family, consisting of Marie Hughes (Gwyneth Keyworth), their elder daughter, Dylan Hughes (Sam Davies), their elder son, Minnie Hughes (Mari Ann Bull) their younger daughter, and Max Hughes (Ruby Lewis) or Max Hughes (Ella Lewis), as the baby, whom Marie especially supervises.

Mr. Davis (Robert Pugh), who has lost his lost 3-year-old in the lake after an accident on the pier, serves as the town butcher, and, along with Dylan Hughes, Angharad Stannard and Quentin Lester, also holds an interest in art.

Edna Sellwood (Gwenyth Petty) and Edith Sellwood (Margaret John) reside in the community as elderly sisters, who drive to the park to sell a painting of Edna as a child, which they report their father has painted, even though Edna, now blind, is unable to steer their automobile, and so Edith holds the steering wheel, while Edna operates the accelerator and brakes, or at least Edith tries to control the vehicle, which town-folk fear when the sisters Sellwood approach outdoor gatherings.

PC Gary Evans (Tim Treloar) inspects the Hughes diner to inform Bethan that 2,000 pounds are due in taxes, while his young daughter, Jade Evans (Jodi Bird) tauts Dylan, and while another Gary, listed as "Gary," (Anton Saunders) serves as a different officer.

After Quentin experiences difficulty in ordering out-of-season lamb from Mr. Davis at Love Meat Tender, chickens cross the road at Cafe Da, causing Quentin to meet Dylan, who helps to retrieve the fowl although a rooster, Donatello, enters Quentin's automobile, to attack him once he reaches a lamb crossing and is forced to stop his vehicle.

Dylan then catches up with Quentin to rescue Donatello, impressing Quentin with his knowledge of Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, and plans to discuss the classic artists at a later time. Angharad also catches up with Quentin on her bicycle, which she often does, also to discuss the arts and other topics, such as her schoolchildren and the slate mine.

But when Angharad takes the children on a field trip to the slate mine, Quentin and Reynolds become cautious that they might face danger without their hard-hats even though the schoolchildren already brought them along, but Quentin also expresses caution when Tom and the children discover Quentin's underground art gallery down beneath the mine.

Well, Angharad expresses a disagreement with Quentin over his attitude toward the children's mishandling fine paintings beneath the slate mine or something like that, and so any hint of romance between the lovely schoolteacher and the slate miner who knows his art history is quickly nipped in the bud, or at least until he somehow surprises her with a lobster dinner deep in his underground slate mine gallery amid a wealthy display of illuminated paintings, which, of course, ought to surprise just about anyone.

And when Little Minnie schemes to champion Dylan's cause, she cleverly stifles the slate mine's security system to sneak Dylan into the slate mine gallery to switch a valuable Van Gogh with a collage of snapshots which Maria has taken of Baby Max to immortalize him the way Edna Sellwood's late father once did, before the Van Gogh gets mixed up with the painting of young Edna.

Somehow, this Hughes family cannot afford provisions, but they certainly stock plenty of photography film and art supplies at Cafe Da.

And now, on the eve of Dylan's birthday, Bethan attempts to locate Daffyd, not for her sake, but for the sake of the children, so it just may be up to Quentin to save the day for the Hughes family and for Angharad and her other schoolchildren, and the sisters Sellwood, plus the slate mine and the National Gallery, and, perhaps, the remainder of the impoverished community, which really needs to learn a few pointers on the arts.

The cast is rounded out by Olwen Medi as Mrs. Porty, Livia Hughes as London Schoolchild, Melanie Abbott as Reporter, Frank Cottrell Boyce as Car Boot Dealer, Aneirin Hughes as Petrol Representitive, and Sian Boudreaux as Florida Terrible Jones.

Comment: Now, I haven't seen Trevor Eve since "MSW: Tinker, Tailor, Liar, Thief" (1992), but he, Eve Myles, Nicola Reynolds, Robert Pugh, Guy Henry and Matthew Aubrey handle their material especially well here, as well as do several of the character actors and child actors.

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