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Cider with Rosie (1998)

A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.

Director:

Charles Beeson

Writers:

Laurie Lee (memoirs), John Mortimer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Juliet Stevenson ... Annie Lee
Dashiell Reece Dashiell Reece ... Laurie Lee, as a boy
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts ... Laurie Lee, as a teen
David Troughton ... Uncle Sid
Margery Withers Margery Withers ... Granny Trill
Freda Dowie ... Granny Wallon
Grant Masters ... Father Lee
Robert Lang ... The Squire
Emily Mortimer ... Miss Flynn
Hugh Lloyd ... Joseph Brown
Katharine Page Katharine Page ... Hannah Brown
Lia Barrow Lia Barrow ... Rosie Burdock
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Beer Sally Beer ... Older Jo
Amanda Boxer ... Miss Biggs
Amanda Brewster Amanda Brewster ... Marjorie
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A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story set in the Cotswolds during and immediately after the First World War.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Masterpiece Theatre: Cider with Rosie See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Barbara Allen
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Traditional
(harmonica playing)
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Not as good as the 1975 BBC version
30 August 2005 | by mike-1828See all my reviews

In 1975, the BBC made a film version of Cider with Rosie, also approved by Laurie Lee, and featuring Rosemary Leach as the mother. The earlier production is a triumph compared to this one, with a wonderful semi-impressionistic view of this dramatisation of English village life after the first world war.

In the 1975 version, look for example at the final shot where we see the young Laurie passing the real life elderly Laurie. What a glorious touch! Fortunately I have the first version on tape (and now preserved on a DVD!).

This later version, sadly, is strictly run of the mill made-for-TV drama compared to the 1975 one, which was produced by Eileen Diss and scripted by Hugh Whitemore, 2 of the BBC's greatest!.


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