Voyage 'Round My Father

Overview

John Mortimer's autobiographical play Voyage 'Round My Father was given a class-A TV adaptation in 1984. Mortimer, best known for his Rumpole of the Bailey stories, has fashioned an unexpurgated but affectionate portrait of his highly eccentric lawyer father Clifford Mortimer, played by Sir Laurence Olivier. Alan Bates costars as the younger Mortimer, who must deal with his father's decreasing ability to take care of himself. This was Olivier's second major TV appearance of 1984: the first was King Lear. Filmed ...
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Overview

John Mortimer's autobiographical play Voyage 'Round My Father was given a class-A TV adaptation in 1984. Mortimer, best known for his Rumpole of the Bailey stories, has fashioned an unexpurgated but affectionate portrait of his highly eccentric lawyer father Clifford Mortimer, played by Sir Laurence Olivier. Alan Bates costars as the younger Mortimer, who must deal with his father's decreasing ability to take care of himself. This was Olivier's second major TV appearance of 1984: the first was King Lear. Filmed in Britain, Voyage 'Round My Father was syndicated to American TV outlets as part of the Mobil Showcase Network series.
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Special Features

Biographies of John Mortimer, Alan Bates, and Laurence Olivier
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/2010
  • UPC: 054961838790
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,701

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Olivier Father
Alan Bates Son
Jane Asher
Elizabeth Sellars
Technical Credits
Alvin Rakoff Director, Producer
John Frankau Executive Producer
John Mortimer Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Voyage Round My Father
1. A Blind Father [8:31]
2. A Barrister Father [8:17]
3. A Providing Father [8:33]
4. An Amused Father [8:47]
5. An Evading Father [8:05]
6. Elizabeth Meets Father [9:19]
7. A Reconciled Father [7:04]
8. A Retired Father [8:44]
9. A Gardening Father [6:51]
10. A Dying Father [5:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Voyage Round My Father
   Play Feature
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      John Mortimer Biography
      Alan Bates Biography
      Laurence Olivier Biography
   Set-Up
      SDH Subtitles - On
      SDH Subtitles - Off
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