Porterhouse Blue

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Overview

Author Tom Sharpe's outrageous best-seller about the power struggle that emerges when the dean of a Cambridge University dies before naming his successor gets the big screen treatment in director Robert Knights' four-part comedy. Porterhouse College is an institute of higher education steeped in five hundred-years of tradition, so when the Head Master passes away and his reform-minded replacement Sir Godber Evans (Ian Richardson) arrives to take his place the staff is outraged. Head Porter Skullion (David Jason) ...
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Overview

Author Tom Sharpe's outrageous best-seller about the power struggle that emerges when the dean of a Cambridge University dies before naming his successor gets the big screen treatment in director Robert Knights' four-part comedy. Porterhouse College is an institute of higher education steeped in five hundred-years of tradition, so when the Head Master passes away and his reform-minded replacement Sir Godber Evans (Ian Richardson) arrives to take his place the staff is outraged. Head Porter Skullion (David Jason) in particular seems hell-bent on subverting Sir Evans' every decree.
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Special Features

Bio of author Tom Sharpe and cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • UPC: 054961937394
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 3:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Jason Skullion
Ian Richardson Sir Godber Evans
Tim Preece Dr. Messmer
Roy Evans Arthur
John Rogan Chef
Earl Rhodes Foxton
Bob Goody Walter
Lockwood West Chaplain
Willoughby Goddard Professor Siblington
Ian Wallace Praelector
Ian Wallace Praelector
Paula Jacobs Mrs. Biggs
Harold Innocent Bursar
Barbara Jefford Lady Mary
John Woodnut Senior Tutor
Paul Rogers Dean
John Sessions Zipser
Robert Eddison Old Master
Miles Richardson Ginningham
Charles Millham Hearty
Alice Douglas Ruth
Charu Bala Chokshi Dr. Chukergee
Technical Credits
Robert Knights Director
Eileen Diss Production Designer
Brian Eastman Producer
Rick Lloyd Score Composer
Malcolm Bradbury Teleplay
Dick Pope Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Porterhouse Blue
1. A Traditional Death [9:51]
2. End of an Era [5:55]
3. The New Master [7:44]
4. The Feast [10:02]
5. Porterhouse Will Change [6:14]
6. Strategizing [11:31]
1. Temptation [8:46]
2. Meetings [7:38]
3. Seeking Advice [6:09]
4. College Council [8:36]
5. Romantic Quest [9:24]
6. Proposals [9:01]
Disc #2 -- Porterhouse Blue
1. Sir Cathcart's Idea [9:02]
2. Problem Solving [6:41]
3. Explosion [9:18]
4. The Aftermath [6:57]
5. Master's Plan [9:58]
6. Gentlemen [7:44]
1. Filming Begins [7:07]
2. Skullion's Fortune [7:08]
3. Questioned by Carrington [9:38]
4. College in Crisis [7:47]
5. Power Struggle [9:49]
6. The Successor [7:36]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Porterhouse Blue
   Episode Selection
      Part One
      Part Two
   Scene Index
      Part One
      Part Two
   Cast Filmographies
      David Jason
      Ian Richardson
      John Sessions
      Charles Gray
   Tom Sharpe Biography
Disc #2 -- Porterhouse Blue
   Episode Selection
      Part Three
      Part Four
   Scene Index
      Part Three
      Part Four
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