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South Riding

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


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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
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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
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Report This 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.

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