Beiderbecke Trilogy: The Complete Series

Beiderbecke Trilogy: The Complete Series

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It’s been 21 years since the public’s imagination was first hooked on The Beiderbecke Affair - the initial instalment in what was to become Alan Plater’s award winning trilogy of comedy-thrillers starring James Bolam and Barbara Flynn. They play Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne, two reluctant teachers who are drawn into a web of intrigue when Trevor is paid a mysterious visit by a slightly-gorgeous platinum blonde. Since that moment The Beiderbecke Trilogy has maintained its position as one of the nation’s favourite television shows, with its easy-going plots, dryly-humorous dialogue, deftly-drawn characters and outstanding Jazz score by Frank Ricotti and legendary trumpeter Kenny Baker.

THE BEIDERBECKE AFFAIR

All Trevor Chaplin wants is a set of Bix Beiderbecke records. All Jill Swinburne wants is to stand for the council as an Independent candidate. So where does the dazzlingly beautiful platinum blonde come in..?

THE BEIDERBECKE TAPES

Dragged into the murky world of national security, Jill and Trevor find themselves pursued and threatened by sinister grey men. But all Trevor wanted was a tape of Bix Beiderbecke music!

THE BEIDERBECKE CONNECTION

Trevor and Jill are back - this time with a baby in tow! Taking their family addition for a walk they bump into Big Al, who asks them for a favour...

SPECIAL FEATURES

[] Get Lost: All four episodes of the precursor series to The Beiderbecke Trilogy, starring Alun Armstrong and Bridget Turner as two teachers trying to enjoy a half-term break.
[] Archive interviews with Bolam, Flynn and Plater, while filming The Beiderbecke Tapes in 1987
[] Commemorative booklet on the making of the Trilogy (and Get Lost) by Andrew Pixley
[] Soundtrack CD featuring the music of Frank Ricotti and legendary trumpeter Kenny Baker


Beiderbecke Trilogy: The Complete Series
Reference
7952536
Barcode
5027626253646
Classification
PG
Number of Discs
6
Picture
4:3 / Colour
Sound
Mono
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
660 mins approx + extras