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The Resource Hard times, a BBC-TV Production in association with WGBH, (videorecording)

Hard times, a BBC-TV Production in association with WGBH, (videorecording)

Label
Hard times
Title
Hard times
Statement of responsibility
a BBC-TV Production in association with WGBH
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Local MP and schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind raises his children, Louisa and Tom, in the utilitarian fashion, stressing reason and fact and dismissing imagination and emotion. Under his influence, Louisa grows cold while Tom turns to a secret life of drinking and gambling. To be nearer her brother, Louisa accepts an offer of marriage from his boss, the self-made, self-important banker Josiah Bounderby, though she does not love him. But soon finds herself succumbing to the attentions of the lothario James Harthouse. All the while, Mrs. Sparsit, a former aristocrat who now works for Bounderby, obsessively watches as the drama unfolds, longing for Louisa's downfall
Cataloging source
KG6
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced by Richard Langridge ; directed by Peter Barnes ; adapted by Peter Barnes ; music composed by Stephen Deutsch
Date time place
Originally released as a television movie in 1994
Dewey number
791.4572
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Alan Bates, Bob Peck, Bill Paterson, Harriet Walter, Richard E. Grant
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-2004
  • 1934-2003
  • 1945-
  • 1957-
  • 1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Langridge, Richard
  • Barnes, Peter
  • Bates, Alan
  • Beck, Bob
  • Paterson, Bill
  • Walter, Harriet
  • Grant, Richard E.
  • Dickens, Charles
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Warner Home Video
  • BBC Video (Firm)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
Runtime
104
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Made-for-TV movies
  • London (England)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Hard times, a BBC-TV Production in association with WGBH, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD is out of print
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.)
Isbn
9781419814501
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051233622
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2336
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbg00078956
  • 577481
System details
DVD (double-sided) ; full screen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hard times, a BBC-TV Production in association with WGBH, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD is out of print
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.)
Isbn
9781419814501
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051233622
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2336
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbg00078956
  • 577481
System details
DVD (double-sided) ; full screen presentation
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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