"Moving house - It's the biggest upheaval money can buy!"
Bamber (Warren Mitchell - Till Death Us Do Part, Gormenghast) is a removal expert and philosopher extraordinaire. In a fit of optimism he schedules his removal men to undertake seven different moves in one day - all of them interconnected. It may be all in a day's work for them but for the families concerned, moving house is a harrowing experience, fraught with problems. Each person has their own particular reason for moving and each reason has a curious affiliation to one of the seven deadly sins...
Smoothly directed by Jack Gold (The Naked Civil Servant, The Medusa Touch) from a script by Jack Rosenthal (Ready When You Are Mr. McGill, Another Sunday and Sweet F.A.), The Chain is a hilarious "what if" story that can be appreciated by anyone who has ever moved house. Available for the first time on DVD, this film features many fine comedy performances from the likes of Denis Lawson (Bleak House), Phyllis Logan (Lovejoy), David Troughton (A Very Peculiar Practice), Nigel Hawthorne (Yes, Minister), Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey) and Bernard Hill (Lord of the Rings).
Jack Rosenthal’s pilot for Moving Story – a reworking of the characters and themes presented in The Chain for television - is presented as a special feature on this release.