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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

Director:

Michael Darlow

Writer:

Terence Rattigan (play)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Haley Christopher Haley ... Ronnie Winslow
Rosemary Leach ... Violet
Gwen Watford ... Grace Winslow
Gordon Jackson ... Arthur Winslow
Emma Thompson ... Catherine Winslow
John Hudson John Hudson ... Dickie Winslow
Benedick Blythe Benedick Blythe ... John Watherstone
David Troughton ... Desmond Curry
Rowena Cooper Rowena Cooper ... Miss Barnes
Anthony Higginson Anthony Higginson ... Fred
Ian Richardson ... Sir Robert Morton, KC
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In pre-WW1 England, a youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furor by demanding a trial.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gwen Watford, who plays Grace Winslow, played Catherine Winslow in a 1958 production. See more »

Connections

Version of The DuPont Show of the Month: The Winslow Boy (1958) See more »

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The Play's the Thing
4 August 2006 | by ndgSee all my reviews

Other commentators have captured many of the excellent attributes of this 1988 British TV production of Terence Rattigan's play "The Winslow Boy". This production is the play, not a movie based on the play (as is Anthony Asquith's 1948 B&W movie with Robert Donat). The script is brilliant. All the action occurs in one room, and Rattigan cleverly conveys all that happens elsewhere through the dialogue of the persons in that room at one time or another. The acting is superlative. I would say the only weak point would be that Ronnie's speech is very rapid (and very suitable for a young lad his age, under stress!)which makes it somewhat difficult to get all his words at times.

Rattigan not only zeros in on the reactions and interactions of the people affected by Ronnie's dismissal and the question of "innocent until proved guilty", but if you listen carefully, you will hear Arthur say some pretty perceptive lines about "the individual vs the state".

I taped the PBS broadcast (1990?)and am captivated by this rendition every time I watch my video.


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