The Resource Edge of darkness, A BBC TV production in association with Lionheart Television International, (DVD)

Edge of darkness, A BBC TV production in association with Lionheart Television International, (DVD)

Label
Edge of darkness
Title
Edge of darkness
Statement of responsibility
A BBC TV production in association with Lionheart Television International
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This television mini-series follows a British police inspector's investigation into his daughter's murder, drawing him, via her involvement in a radical ecology group, into a multi-national corporation's underground nuclear facility which produces weapons-grade plutonium for the British and American governments. Filmed with a constantly moving camera, extreme close-ups, a densely layered soundtrack and effective use of cross cutting, this is a superior political thriller drawing on both film noir and psychodrama: the ghost of the daughter reappears as a kind of Oedipal obsession, in effect proposing nuclear peril as the punishment a blinded patriarchy inflicts on itself for its unconscious desires
Awards note
Winner of six BAFTAs including Best Drama Series, Best Actor and Best Original TV Music.
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Martin Campbell ; producer, Michael Wearing ; photography, Andrew Dunn ; writer, Troy Kennedy Martin
Intended audience
Rated M 15+
PerformerNote
Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Joanne Whalley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Campbell, Martin
  • Martin, Troy Kennedy
  • Baker, Joe Don
  • Whalley, Joanne
  • Clapton, Eric
  • Peck, Bob
  • Lionheart Television International
Runtime
314
Series statement
Classic drama
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television serials
  • Nuclear industry
  • International business enterprises
  • Green movement
  • Oedipus complex
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Edge of darkness, A BBC TV production in association with Lionheart Television International, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen's BAFTA award winning score -- Magnox - the secrets of Edge of darkness. Featuring contributions from writer, cast and production team -- The BAFTA's 1986 - including interviews with Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker -- BBC Arts programme Did you see ...? reviews Edge of darkness -- Bob Peck interview from the BBC Breakfast time programme -- The broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1986 - featuring interviews with producer Michael Wearing and actor Bob Peck
  • Music written, arranged and performed by Eric Clapton with Michael Kamen
Control code
000025245262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVD) (approx. 314 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System details
DVD Region 4, PAL encoding
Label
Edge of darkness, A BBC TV production in association with Lionheart Television International, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Special features: Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen's BAFTA award winning score -- Magnox - the secrets of Edge of darkness. Featuring contributions from writer, cast and production team -- The BAFTA's 1986 - including interviews with Bob Peck and Joe Don Baker -- BBC Arts programme Did you see ...? reviews Edge of darkness -- Bob Peck interview from the BBC Breakfast time programme -- The broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1986 - featuring interviews with producer Michael Wearing and actor Bob Peck
  • Music written, arranged and performed by Eric Clapton with Michael Kamen
Control code
000025245262
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
2 videodiscs (DVD) (approx. 314 min.)
Other physical details
sd., col.
System details
DVD Region 4, PAL encoding

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