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The Bed Sitting Room

DVD

ost-apocalypse England. The 20 survivors of the nuclear war carrying on as best they can. young Penelope is 17 months pregnant and Lord Fortnum has decided to become an old English estate (he eventually settles for turning himself into a bed sitting room) but the British way of life continues.


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Post-apocalypse England. The 20 survivors of the nuclear war carrying on as best they can. They have a new queen (Mrs Ethel Shroake of 393A High Street, Leytonstone) and have managed to re-establish some semblance of British society. Admittedly young Penelope is 17 months pregnant and Lord Fortnum has decided to become an old English estate (he eventually settles for turning himself into a bed sitting room) but the British way of life continues. Fundamental standards such as "stiff upper lip", "know your place" and, above all, "preserve the status quo" are being rigorously upheld as life in the wreckage goes on.
This 1969 absurdist triumph began life as a one act play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus that was quickly expanded to a full stage production. Eventually it fell to Richard Lester, the director who practically defined British cinema in the 60s (Hard Days Night, Help) to put this bizarre, minimalist anarchy onto the big screen.
  • Published
    2009-09-11
  • Run Time
    90
  • TV Series
    No
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Format
    DVD
  • Packaging Details
    Amaray Case
  • Special Features
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  • Age Rating
    PG
  • Boxset
    No
  • Limited Edition
    No
  • Release Date
    Fri Sep 11 00:00:00 AEST 2009
  • Brand Name
    Shock Records
  • Country Of Origin
    UK
  • Boxed Width
    13.6 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.1 cm
  • Boxed Height
    1.5 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000061442
  • Reference Number
    061442
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