Robin Redbreast 1970
Norah Palmer (Anna Cropper) is a television script editor who temporarily moves to a remote English country village to rebuild her life after a bad break-up. At first, she finds that the villagers are friendly, if a little eccentric. When she becomes pregnant to the handsome gamekeeper Rob, she begins to suspect the locals of conspiring against her, preventing her from leaving the village for her home in London...

Originally broadcast just before Christmas in 1970 as part of the series Play for Today, this chilly little number from the BBC archives is a folk-laced tale of paganism and terror in the countryside made three years before The Wicker Man, with which it shares a number of striking similarities.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:16:27 | 5.78 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol
Genre: Drama, Horror

Director: James MacTaggart
Cast: Anna Cropper, Amanda Walker, Julian Holloway
Country: UK

• Interview with writer John Bowen (2013, 12 mins): the celebrated writer discusses his career and the origins of Robin Redbreast
• 'Around the Village Green' (1937, Evelyn Spice and Marion Grierson, 11 mins): short film offering insight into the changing economic and social history of village life
• 'Test Card F' - for calibration of picture and sound

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