Any Human Heart

Overview

Adapted from William Boyd's 2002 novel Any Human Heart: The Intimate Journals of Logan Mountstuart, this BBC miniseries follows the tumultuous and colorful experiences of the title character, an English belletrist. Because Mountstuart begins life in 1906 and dies in 1991, his history is essentially that of the 20th Century, with all of its quirks, milestones and unexpected surprises, both positive and negative. The program begins with octogenarian Logan (Jim Broadbent) rebuilding his life in the wake of a ...
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Overview

Adapted from William Boyd's 2002 novel Any Human Heart: The Intimate Journals of Logan Mountstuart, this BBC miniseries follows the tumultuous and colorful experiences of the title character, an English belletrist. Because Mountstuart begins life in 1906 and dies in 1991, his history is essentially that of the 20th Century, with all of its quirks, milestones and unexpected surprises, both positive and negative. The program begins with octogenarian Logan (Jim Broadbent) rebuilding his life in the wake of a nearly-fatal heart attack. As he combs through his diaries, they evoke vivid memories of decades prior, beginning with the Briton's experiences at University in the 1920s with pals Ben Leeping (Freddie Fox) and Peter Scabius (James Musgrave) - where he landed in the awkward position of being forced to tell a pretty co-ed that her relationship with Peter was over. The narrative then moves forward in time to such events as: the chance meeting with Ernest Hemingway that propelled Logan down his chosen career path; the publication of his first book, The Girl Factory; his relationship with, and marriage to, socialite Lady Lottie Cassell (Emerald Fennell); and, eventually, a meeting in 1930s Portugal with soulmate Freya Deverall (Hayley Atwell) as the shadow of World War II slipped over Europe. Sam Claflin and Matthew Macfadyen play the collegiate Logan and the young adult Logan, respectively; the cast also includes Gillian Anderson, Kim Cattrall and Tom Hollander.
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Special Features

On the set of Any Human Heart; From paper to screen - Wiliam Boyd Discusses Any Human Heart ; Interviews with the cast and crew ; Deleted scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2011
  • UPC: 841887014342
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 4:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,470

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart - Disc 1
1. Episode One: Undergraduates [:05]
2. Episode One: To Write, Write, Write [17:06]
3. Episode One: The Girl Factory [11:18]
4. Episode One: Life Goes on [11:54]
5. Episode One: Summer With Freya [12:41]
1. Episode Two: From the Front Line to the Home Front [:05]
2. Episode Two: A Mission of Sorts [15:58]
3. Episode Two: Good Luck and Bad Luck [15:16]
4. Episode Two: Dirty Work [10:59]
5. Episode Two: To Switzerland and Back [6:26]
Disc #2 -- Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart - Disc 2
1. Episode Three: Starting Again [:05]
2. Episode Three: Compassionate Leave [15:00]
3. Episode Three: Seeing Ghosts [10:04]
4. Episode Three: New Lows [19:23]
5. Episode Three: Violets [16:45]
1. Episode Four: The Dog Food Years [:05]
2. Episode Four: Mogadishu [13:58]
3. Episode Four: Five Cypresses [2:27]
4. Episode Four: Drastic Action [16:58]
5. Episode Four: Any Human Heart [10:27]
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Disc #1 -- Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart - Disc 1
   Episode One
   Episode Two
   Scene Selection
   Setup
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
      Audio Options: 5.1
      Audio Options: Stereo
   Pbs.org
Disc #2 -- Masterpiece Classic: Any Human Heart - Disc 2
   Episode Three
   Episode Four
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      In Oxford With Sam Clafin
      Matthew MacFadyen on Location in Spain
      Interview With James Broadbent
      Kim Cattrall on "Gloria"
      Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander on Playing the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
      Hayley Atwell on "Freya"
      On the Set of "Any Human Heart"
      From Paper to Screen - William Boyd Discusses "Any Human Heart"
      Deleted Scenes
   Setup
      Subtitles: On
      Subtitles: Off
      Audio Options: 5.1
      Audio Options: Stereo
   Pbs.org
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