[]
[]

South Riding

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
South Riding
Print

Item Details

When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won. Lydia Holly, the scholarship girl from the shacks, is the most brilliant student Sarah has ever taught, but when her mother's health fails, her education must be sacrificed - there is nobody else to care for the children.
Title: South Riding
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2011
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (177 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: BBC TV ; produced by Lisa Osborne ; directed by Diarmuid Lawrence ; adapted by Andrew Davies
Notes: Adapted from the novel by Winifred Holtby
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won. Lydia Holly, the scholarship girl from the shacks, is the most brilliant student Sarah has ever taught, but when her mother's health fails, her education must be sacrificed - there is nobody else to care for the children.
Additional Contributors: Maxwell Martin, Anna 1978-, Actor
Morrissey, David Actor
Firth, Peter 1953-, Actor
May-Clark, Charlie Actor
Dooley, Shaun Actor
Osborne, Lisa Producer
Davies, Andrew 1936-, Author of screenplay
Lawrence, Diarmuid Director
Holtby, Winifred (South riding) 1898-1935
British Broadcasting Corporation
ISBN: 0780671430
9780780671430
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama SOUTH
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain
Performers: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Peter Firth, Charlie May-Clark, Shaun Dooley.
Event: Originally aired as a television mini-series
System Details: DVD, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo, NTSC
Other Language: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Headings: Yorkshire (England) Drama School principals England Drama
Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Television programs
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: School principals
Publisher No: 1000182029 British Broadcasting Corporation
MARC Display»

Opinion

From Library Staff

When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won.

In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding (imdb).

Set after the First World War whilst England is in the midst of a depression. Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life but ideals are difficult to sustain.


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Sep 23, 2013
  • lynnwl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good actors and acting. Good cinematography. However, the story line is too dark and depressing.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app11 Version Arkelstorp Last updated 2014/10/23 09:41