Separate Tables (1970), French Without Tears (1976) DVD9

The Terence Rattigan Collection
Disc two

In his centenary year, the genius of playwright Terence Rattigan is at last being recognised and The Terence Rattigan Collection is an invaluable compendium of his finest work, performed by some outstanding casts.

Rattigan had a profound understanding of the human heart in all its complexity. He is the master of an emotional restraint which gives his work its unforgettable power and attracts, in this collection, star actors of the calibre of Sean Connery and Colin Firth, Penelope Wilton and Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Michael Gambon, Eric Porter and Geraldine McEwan.

Disc 2 includes:

Separate Tables directed by Alan Cooke (1970)
Loneliness, desire and repression are explored in the setting of a Bournemouth Hotel. Starring Geraldine McEwan, Eric Porter, Annette Crosbie, Robert Harris, Hazel Hughes, Pauline Jameson, Cathleen Nesbitt. Originally broadcast March 15, 1970. Approx. 93 minutes.

French Without Tears directed by John Gorrie (1976)
The comic, sometimes painful, fallings-out of five young male English students at a residential language cramming establishment in France. Starring Nicola Pagett, Michael Gambon, Anthony Andrews, Barbara Kellermann, Nigel Havers, Tom Woodward. Originally broadcast May 16, 1976. Approx. 94 minutes.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | 7.22 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English

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