Directed by: Various (TV)
Countries & Regions: United Kingdom
Studio: 2 Entertain
Region: Region 2
Released: 5 November 2007
Cat No: BBCDVD2425
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Judi Dench at the BBC
A collection of classic, early performances from Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench. ’Talking to a Stranger’ (1966): A quartet of... Read More
Before Judi Dench won worldwide attention with Mrs Brown (1997) and Shakespeare in Love (1998), she had cemented her reputation as one of the UK’s finest stage actresses with a series of award-winning performances for the RSC, the National Theatre and runs in the West End.
This selection of television plays bridges the gap between Dench’s early stage career and her subsequent stardom, showing the range and versatility of a much-loved performer. These classic TV productions are now available on DVD for the first time. The set includes Talking to a Stranger (1966), a quartet of plays by John Hopkins; Going Gently (1981), about a group of terminally ill patients; Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (1981); Make and Break (1987), with Robert Hardy; Ibsen’s Ghosts (1987); Can You Hear Me Thinking? (1990), a BAFTA-winning drama about a family whose 16-year-old son develops schizophrenia; and Absolute Hell (1991), a scandalous black comedy in which she plays the owner of a Soho drinking club in postwar London.