A wonderful collection of Alan Bennett's BBC television work including A DAY OUT, SUNSET ACROSS THE BAY, A VISIT FROM MISS PROTHERO, OUR WINNIE, A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD, THE INSURANCE MAN, DINNER AT NOON, 102 BOULEVARD HAUSSMANN, A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION and PORTRAIT OR BUST.
A 1911 bicycle club's Sunday jaunt; an old couple finding unhappiness in retirement; a retired office worker visited by a boorish ex-colleague; a retarded woman visiting a cemetery with her mother and aunt; an office busybody chattering to the grave; actress Coral Browne meeting spy Guy Burgess in 1958 Moscow; stories from the lives of Kafka and Proust; Sir Anthony Blunt is revealed as a spy, these stories are accompanied by two documentaries of Bennett reflecting on hotels and art galleries.
Among a wide array of acting excellence Patricia Routledge, Coral Browne, Alan Bates, James Fox and Prunella Scales shine.
Shelf or charity shop? Shelf definitely....