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Gormenghast 2 x DVD 2000 BBC TV serial / Directed by Andy Wilson / Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Celia Imrie, Ian Richardson, Neve McIntosh

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Gormenghast 2 x DVD 2000 BBC TV serial / Directed by Andy Wilson / Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Celia Imrie, Ian Richardson, Neve McIntosh

UPC 5014503101725

REGION 2 PAL DVD  

MADE IN THE UK

AUDIO: English 2.0

SUBTITLES: English SDH

Playtime: 274 minutes

 

English Summary:

Gormenghast is a four-episode television serial based on the first two novels of the Gothic fantasy Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC.

 

The series covers the events of the first two books, Titus Groan and Gormenghast. It does not cover any of the events from the third book, Titus Alone.

 

EpisodeSummary
Episode 1 Depicts the events of the first half of Titus Groan, beginning with the birth of Titus and features a number of events including Titus's christening, Steerpike's escape and the events up to the lighting of the fire in the Library.
Episode 2 The episode begins by detailing the conclusion of the events surrounding the fire in the Library. This episode mainly focuses on the events in the second half of Titus Groan, including Sepulchrave's descent into madness and the subsequent death of the Earl and Swelter, Keda's departure and the birth of The Thing, and the banishment of Flay. It ends with the ceremony in which Titus is invested as Earl.
Episode 3 The episode picks up the story eleven years after the events of the previous episode and mainly covers the events from the early part of Gormenghast. Titus, now aged 12, is a schoolboy. The episode includes events such as Irma Prunesquallor's party and her romance with Professor Bellgrove, the murder of Nannie Slagg by Steerpike, and the incarceration of Clarice and Cora. During the episode, Titus begins to rebel and makes his first journey away from the castle, where he meets Flay and sees The Thing.
Episode 4 The final episode covers the remaining events of Gormenghast, in which Titus – now aged 17 –, along with Flay and the Doctor, discover Steerpike's misdeeds. Events in this episode include Steerpike's murder of Barquentine, the discovery of the twins' corpses, Fuchsia's depression, the flood, the search for Steerpike and Titus's wish to leave Gormenghast.

 

 

Cast:

RoleActor
Steerpike Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Gertrude, Countess of Groan Celia Imrie
Sepulchrave, Earl of Groan Ian Richardson
Lady Fuchsia Groan Neve McIntosh
Flay Christopher Lee
Swelter Richard Griffiths
Titus, Earl of Groan (17 years) Andrew N. Robertson
Titus, Earl of Groan (12 years) Cameron Powrie
Dr Alfred Prunesquallor John Sessions
Irma Prunesquallor Fiona Shaw
Nannie Slagg June Brown
Keda Olga Sosnovska
Lady Clarice Groan Zoë Wanamaker
Lady Cora Groan Lynsey Baxter
Professor Bellgrove Stephen Fry
Barquentine Warren Mitchell
Rottcodd Windsor Davies
Mollocks Eric Sykes
Headmaster De'Ath Spike Milligan
The Fly Gregor Fisher
Professor Perch Mark Williams
Professor Flower Martin Clunes
Professor Mule Steve Pemberton
Professor Shred Phil Cornwell
Professor Fluke James Dreyfus
Poet Sean Hughes

 

Created by Series:
Malcolm McKay
Books:
Mervyn Peake
Written by Malcolm McKay
Directed by Andy Wilson
Starring
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Celia Imrie
  • Ian Richardson
  • Neve McIntosh
  • Christopher Lee
  • Richard Griffiths
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Production
Editor(s) Paul Tothill
Running time approx. 58 min. (per episode)
Production company(s) WGBH Boston Productions for BBC Television

 

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