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9 Classic BBC Productions totaling over 19 hours The Cherry Orchard (1962) Talking to a Stranger (1966) Keep an Eye on Amelie (1973) The Cherry Orchard (1981) Going Gently (1981) Ghosts (1987) Make and Break (1987) Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990) Absolute Hell (1991)]]>
Georges Feydeau's Keep an Eye on Amelie (1973) is a carefree hour in which Dench stars as a coquette who agrees to marry a confirmed bachelor (Patrick Cargill) so he can inherit a million francs. This production is paired on disc 4 with writer Michael Frayn's (Noises Off!) award-winning comedy Make and Break, which unfolds at a trade fair in Frankfort and stars Dench as a devoted secretary to a work-consumed boss. Two powerful dramas comprise disc 8, Going Gently, for which Dench earned another BAFTA as a hospice nurse to two adversarial patients, and Can You Hear Me Thinking?(1990), starring Dench and her late husband Michael Williams (A Fine Romance) as parents whose lives are shattered when their teenage son develops schizophrenia. Ibsen's still potent Ghosts (1981) boasts a stellar ensemble, including Kenneth Branagh as doomed son Oswald and Michael Gambon as Pastor Manders, with Dench as Mrs. Alving, whose respected late husband led a dark, secret life. Anything but, Absolute Hell (1991) is a lost-souls black comedy starring Dench as Christine, the proprietor of a bohemian nightclub in post-World War II London. The cast includes her future Notes on a Scandal costar, Bill Nighy, as a washed-up writer. Stardom in the States came late to Dench. This collection allows her audience to catch-up with these mostly towering performances that established her as one of the premier actors of our time. --Donald Liebenson
If you like British Theatre and films you will enjoy this.Published 9 months ago by Bernadette Hackett
The collection is excellent. This order was a replacement order. Disc # 6 on the original order did not work. It kept breaking up. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charles L. Smith
This was a good movie too. Anyone who likes Judi Dench will like it.
She is such a versatile actress and one of the best.
This is a perfectly good product; the dissatisfaction is due to my having had "expectations." At this stage in my Mum's 93-year-old life, entertainment should rather be... Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by shelly in montreal
These are absolutely awful. Don't waste your money on this even if you love Dench. It's grossly overpriced as well.Published on March 23, 2013 by Mrs. Hudson
This collection surprised me with the age of some of the dramas. It was not what I expected but it shows where Ms Dench came from and is a study of her career performances. Read morePublished on March 23, 2012 by jordyn skye
How Very Delightful....*(I realize JudiDench is not in The K's Speech)*
What a great way to enjoy an evening... Read more
Anyone who knows anything about theater, movies and actors, knows Judi Dench. She is the Meryl Streep of the English. She never makes a misstep. Read morePublished on April 23, 2010 by honey
Some of the movies are dark, but i love Judi Dench enough to watch her no matter what.Published on September 17, 2009 by Anna Schorno