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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 08:06:53 -0400
From: "H. Philip Bolton" <[log in to unmask]>
To: Charles Dickens Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: 1978 TV film of Hard Times (fwd)
Here's what I know about the Granada Hard Times. I had an indication years
ago that it was available. Try writing to Granada?
Hope this helps at least a little--H. Philip Bolton
TELEPLAY: HARD TIMES. 4 PARTS
SCREENWRITER: ARTHUR HOPCRAFT; DIRECTED BY JOHN IRVIN
GRANADA TV BROADCASTS 25 OCT, 1, 8, 15 NOV 1977
LETTER AND PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE SENT TO GORDON PHILO FROM GEOFFREY LUGG;
DICKENS STUDIES NEWSLETTER VIII (1977) 96; IX (1978) 32, 64
This has been the only Grenada television production of a drama from Dickens
to date (July 1985). This is available on videocasettes. Bounderby by
Timothy West; Gradgrind by Patrick Allen; Mrs. Gradgrind by Ursula Howells;
Louisa by Jacqueline Tong; Tom by Richard Wren; Rachel by Barbara Ewing;
Stephen by Alan Dobie; Sissy Jupe by Michelle Dibnah; Harthouse by Edward
Fox; Sleary by Harry Markham; Mrs. Sparsit by Rosalie Crutchley.
See DSN for list of reviews, including London Times XXVI (26 Oct. 1977) 9.
This was several times rebroadcast--see below. It seems also to have been
broadcast in the United States, on WNET.
From: Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, April 06, 1998 5:23 PM
Subject: 1978 TV film of Hard Times (fwd)
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>Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 17:39:12 +0000
>From: Howard Ehrlichman <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: 1978 TV film of Hard Times
>I wonder if anyone knows how I could get a copy of the 1978
>television production of Hard Times directed by John Irvin and
>starring Jacqueline Tong as Louisa, Patrick Allen as Gradgrind,
>Timothy West as Bounderby, and Edward Fox as Harfhouse. It was a
>wonderful production and was what got me started as a Dicken fan.