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Maggie Smith at the BBC
     

Maggie Smith at the BBC

Director: Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith, Richard Eyre, William Slater

Cast: Frank Finlay, Maggie Smith, Richard Eyre, William Slater

 
The incomparable Dame Maggie Smith dazzles you with legendary performances in four timeless works from the BBC archives, now restored and remastered on DVD. You'll applaud her as Portia, the beautiful and resourceful heroine of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1972), in an acclaimed production never broadcast in the US; as Epifania -- glamorous, clever and

Overview

The incomparable Dame Maggie Smith dazzles you with legendary performances in four timeless works from the BBC archives, now restored and remastered on DVD. You'll applaud her as Portia, the beautiful and resourceful heroine of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1972), in an acclaimed production never broadcast in the US; as Epifania -- glamorous, clever and the richest woman in the world -- in George Bernard Shaw's The Millionairess (1972); as Susan, the alcoholic wife of a beloved country vicar, in Alan Bennett's Bed Among the Lentils (1988); and as Violet Venable, a society matron hiding a gruesome secret, in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer (1993). Distinguished co-stars include Tom Baker, Rob Lowe, and Natasha Richardson. Extras include extended interviews with Dame Maggie, The Country Wife radio play, a 12-page booklet with synopses and biography, and more.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
UPC:
0883929016754
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:02:00

Special Features

Maggie Smith - A Tribute - In this newly recorded, exclusive featurette, direector Richard Eyre, actor Simon Callow, and playwright Andrew Bennett reflect on working with Maggie Smith; Two historic interviews with Maggie Smith from the BBC archives; Radio play: The Country Wife

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Maggie Smith at the BBC - The Merchant of Venice
1. Chapter 1 [8:59]
2. Chapter 2 [6:36]
3. Chapter 3 [11:11]
4. Chapter 4 [8:33]
5. Chapter 5 [11:41]
6. Chapter 6 [9:48]
7. Chapter 7 [7:57]
8. Chapter 8 [11:17]
9. Chapter 9 [6:36]
10. Chapter 10 [4:14]
11. Chapter 11 [22:32]
12. Chapter 12 [10:47]
Disc #2 -- Maggie Smith at the BBC - The Millionairess/Talking Heads: Bed Among the Lentils
1. Chapter 1 [7:25]
2. Chapter 2 [8:30]
3. Chapter 3 [7:24]
4. Chapter 4 [7:49]
5. Chapter 5 [10:52]
6. Chapter 6 [6:19]
7. Chapter 7 [12:49]
8. Chapter 8 [8:52]
9. Chapter 9 [8:38]
10. Chapter 10 [11:40]
11. Chapter 11 [8:51]
12. Chapter 12 [1:13]
1. Chapter 1 [10:01]
2. Chapter 2 [7:31]
3. Chapter 3 [11:46]
4. Chapter 4 [7:35]
5. Chapter 5 [11:23]
6. Chapter 6 [:59]
Disc #3 -- Maggie Smith at the BBC - Suddenly Last Summer
1. Chapter 1 [5:00]
2. Chapter 2 [6:05]
3. Chapter 3 [5:10]
4. Chapter 4 [6:46]
5. Chapter 5 [4:51]
6. Chapter 6 [5:03]
7. Chapter 7 [7:10]
8. Chapter 8 [9:21]
9. Chapter 9 [9:07]
10. Chapter 10 [2:55]
11. Chapter 11 [10:53]
12. Chapter 12 [8:31]

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