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Grown-UpsGrown-Ups (1980)
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Philip Davis, Lesley Manville, Brenda Blethyn
A working class couple discovers the joys of living in a council flat in this early Mike Leigh drama for the BBC (part of the 'Play for Today'…
Henry VIHenry VI (Henry the Sixth) (1981-1983)
Dir. Jane Howell
Feat. John Benfield, Peter Benson, Brenda Blethyn
BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's three–part play across three discs.
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (1982- 1983)
Dir. Various
Feat. Peter Cushing, Brenda Blethyn, Liza Goddard
Fondly remembered British television series of self–contained stories – each with a twist – inspired by the adult macabre of Roald…
BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5BBC Shakespeare Collection: Series 5 (Richard III, King Lear, Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, Henry VI Part 3, The Merry Wives of Windsor) (1982-1983)
Feat. Alan Bennett, Ben Kingsley, Judy Davis
The fifth in a series of boxed–sets compiling the BBC's comprehensive Shakespeare adaptations for television. This set includes: Richard III,…
King LearKing Lear (1982)
Dir. Jonathan Miller
Feat. Sir Michael Hordern, John Shrapnel, Norman Rodway
BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's powerful tragedy, with Michael Hordern in the lead role as the troubled King.
Chance in a Million (TV Series)Chance in a Million (TV Series) (1984-1986)
Feat. Simon Callow, Brenda Blethyn
A young Simon Callow and Brenda Blethyn star as Tom Chance and his long–suffering girlfriend Alison in this 'classic' Brit–com based…
Poor Little Rich Girl - The Barbara Hutton Story (Mini-Series)Poor Little Rich Girl - The Barbara Hutton Story (Mini-Series) (1987)
Dir. Charles Jarrott
Feat. Farrah Fawcett, Burl Ives, Bruce Davison
Farrah Fawcett divides and conquers in this sizable biopic on the life and times of heiress Barbara Hutton, whose lineage to the Woolworth fortune…
Secrets and LiesSecrets and Lies (1996) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Claire Rushbrook
Winner of the Palm D'or at Cannes '96, and surprise box–office smash thanks to good old word of mouth. A dramatic tour–de–force…
Music from Another Room (1998)
Dir. Charlie Peters
Feat. Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Martha Plimpton
Rising British star Jude Law (GATTACA) tries it down–home Yankee style in this off–beat drama, varnished with folksy charm and crammed…
Little VoiceLittle Voice (1998) Recommended
Dir. Mark Herman
Feat. Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine
The creator of BRASSED OFF trumps up another salty, crowd–pleasing musical of aspirations, survival and opportunism in the English…

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