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The Trials of Oz 

Dramatization of the famous 1971 trial in which the editors of the British underground magazine "Oz" were charged with obscenity.

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Sheree Folkson
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Cast

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Hugh Grant ... Richard Neville
Peter O'Brien ... James Anderson
Kevin Allen ... Felix Dennis
Leslie Phillips ... Judge Michael Argyle
Nigel Hawthorne ... Brian Leary
Simon Callow ... John Mortimer
Alex Langdon Alex Langdon ... Vivien Berger
David Troughton ... Detective Inspector Luff
Alfred Molina ... George Melly
Jemma Redgrave ... Caroline Coon
Nicholas Farrell ... Dr. Michael Schofield
Helena Kaut-Howson Helena Kaut-Howson ... Dr. Josephine Klein
Damien Thomas ... Dr. Edward de Bono
Nigel Planer ... John Peel
Joe Melia ... Feliks Topolski
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Dramatization of the famous 1971 trial in which the editors of the British underground magazine "Oz" were charged with obscenity.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1991 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1971. See more »

Quotes

Brian Leary: Earl's Court being an area of London famous for male perverts.
Richard Neville: It's famous for Australians.
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Good ensemble cast recreate british watershed
1 July 2003 | by greybear-1See all my reviews

Following the rather highbrow legal dispute over Lady Chatterley's Lover in 1963, the Oz trials legitimised the 60s counter-culture in the UK, with representatives of Swinging London, from cult DJ John Peel (still going, bless him) to jazz-man and art collector George Melly, called upon to give evidence in defense of the Oz editors, who, perhaps naively, had given over control of the magazine to some schoolboys - who of course produced and printed some of the most hilariously and/or disturbingly obscene material to be found on the shelves of a UK newsagent. The great cast make the most of their cameos as real people, while the court transcripts and re-enactments meant that those of us who never got hold of the offending copy of Oz can see what all the fuss was about: and it still provokes laughter, horror and a deep unease about the British school system.


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