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Lost Empires
     

Lost Empires

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Director: Alan Grint, Colin Firth, John Castle, Laurence Olivier

Cast: Alan Grint, Colin Firth, John Castle, Laurence Olivier

 

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This seven-part British miniseries was based on J.B. Priestley's autobiographical novel, originally published in 1965. Colin Firth starred as Richard Herncastle, a young and impressionable Yorkshire lad who in 1913 signed on as assistant to his Uncle Nick (John Castle), a professional magician. During the next year or so, Richard toured with Nick throughout the

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This seven-part British miniseries was based on J.B. Priestley's autobiographical novel, originally published in 1965. Colin Firth starred as Richard Herncastle, a young and impressionable Yorkshire lad who in 1913 signed on as assistant to his Uncle Nick (John Castle), a professional magician. During the next year or so, Richard toured with Nick throughout the provinces as part of an Empire Music Hall circuit performing troupe. His delightful and sometimes shocking experiences with his fellow vaudevillians (among them such long-forgotten acts as Dunffield's Dogs and the Musical Tiplows) came to an abrupt end when WWI was declared and Richard was called to the colors. Largely filmed at the old Burton Opera House, which actually did serve as a music hall in years gone by, Lost Empires was telecast by ITV in 1987.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2011
UPC:
0054961853397
Original Release:
1987
Source:
Acorn Media
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
6:50:00
Sales rank:
44,978

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lost Empires - Disc 1 / Episode 1-2
1. Rally 'Round the Flag [10:14]
2. Tiny Yorkshire Town [9:57]
3. First Night [9:20]
4. A Hard Man [7:39]
5. Harry [10:04]
6. Miss Blane [9:42]
7. Richard's Debut [9:37]
8. Meeting the Others [8:25]
9. Dropping the Book Off [12:47]
10. Scottish Fling [9:00]
11. Backstage Drama [8:24]
1. Harry's Funeral [:56]
2. On the Moors [7:31]
3. Make My Wife Disappear [8:59]
4. All Froth and Giggles [9:40]
5. Votes for Women [9:23]
6. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow [8:10]
Disc #2 -- Lost Empires - Disc 2 / Episode 3, 4 & 5
1. Forgetting Nancy [9:23]
2. Spending Time With Julie [9:17]
3. Plans for Christmas Dinner [11:24]
4. The Start of the Affair [9:02]
5. Seeing Nancy [8:00]
6. Stood up [3:47]
1. Sour Taste of Rejection [:56]
2. A Bird in a Cage [8:30]
3. Wages of Sin [11:01]
4. Avoiding Richard [6:48]
5. Talking With Cissie [7:20]
6. Auditions [9:09]
1. A Routine of Work [7:50]
2. An English Rose [10:35]
3. Lily's Unusual Personality [8:15]
4. Damn That Nick [8:52]
5. Saving the Illusion [7:27]
6. A Jolly Evening [9:02]
Disc #3 -- Lost Empires - Disc 3 / Episode 6 & 7
1. False Images [:55]
2. Murder in the Company [7:44]
3. The Departure of Cissie [8:44]
4. The End of an Era [7:07]
5. Inspector Crabb [8:53]
6. The New Addition [8:32]
1. Warnings of War [:55]
2. Innocent Dancing [9:32]
3. Interesting People, Interesting Lives [7:41]
4. Avoiding the War [7:42]
5. In the Army [11:01]
6. Dreaming of Nancy [7:24]

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Lost Empires 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have read the original J.B. Priestleys' ''Lost Empires'', you will be delighted to see this finally on video. It is as close to the characters as is humanly possible and the choice of all actors was superb. This series will take you back in time to the old empire theatre and all its weird and wonderful characters. They are engrossing. It is disappointing when the story ends and you long for more. They dont make them like this anymore. The book is also my favorite from JB. I highly recommend it, and the book. Enjoy the ride!