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Late Flowering Love (1981)

Light dramatisation of four poems by poet laureete Sir John Betjeman, set on location in the south of England

Director:

Charles Wallace

Writer:

John Betjeman (poems)
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Credited cast:
John Betjeman John Betjeman ... Self - Narrator
Susannah York ... (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Beryl Reid ... (segment "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm")
John Alderton ... Lt. Alderton (segments "Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm" and "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Eric Morecambe ... Funny Uncle
Jenny Agutter ... Joan Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
John Le Mesurier ... Col. Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Julia Gale Julia Gale ... (segment "Agricultural Caress")
Caroline Sergeant Caroline Sergeant ... (segment "Agricultural Caress")
Yvonne Dearman Yvonne Dearman ... (segment "Agricultural Caress")
Sharon Fussey Sharon Fussey ... (segment "Agricultural Caress")
Vikki Ross Vikki Ross ... (segment "Agricultural Caress")
Sarah-Jane Varley Sarah-Jane Varley ... (segment "Myfanwy")
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Peter Cook ... (segment "Seaside Golf")
Madeline Smith ... (segment "Seaside Golf")
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Light dramatisation of four poems by poet laureete Sir John Betjeman, set on location in the south of England

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This film was shown with the blockbuster 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' in Odeon cinemas on its UK release in July 1981. See more »

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Four of Sir John Betjeman's poems set to music and performed by a starry cast
12 November 2004 | by amandacharlesSee all my reviews

The big screen follow-up to Betjeman's Britain. NOTE they are not the same film as the IMDb page states. Betjeman's Britain was made the previous year by Anglia Television with more poems, a higher budget, and sadly it shows. However, like its predecessor, this charming little film again united some of the great names of British film and television in a format that has since been several times imitated, though perhaps not bettered.

As one critic of the time put it 'records for posterity an England that is all to rapidly disappearing' - and now has! Film buffs may be interested to know that the poems and music had apparently been recorded long before both films were made. So the pictures and performances had to be made to fit the words and music, rather than the other way around. Well worth a look, if you can find it anywhere.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1981 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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