South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: Trailers

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey is described as possibly the most performed by a post war female playwright. It has enjoyed many adaptations, like the successful 2014 National Theatre production starring Lesley Sharp.

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BBC One Releases its Trailer for The Witness for the Prosecution

Last Christmas we were all delighted and disturbed in equal measure by the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and this year, fans of a good murder mystery under the mistletoe will not be disappointed. 

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Room At the Top

In 1959 Room At the Top was adapted into a popular film starring Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret and Heather Sears.

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Watership Down

In 1978 Watership Down was adapted into a critically acclaimed animated film featuring the voices of John Hurt and Richard Briers.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 There have been numerous adaptations of Hitchhiker, including radio shows and plays. In 2005 the series was adapted into a film starring Martin Freeman.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

In 1962, To Kill A Mockingbird was adapted into an award winning film starring Gregory Peck which is said to have garnered the character of Atticus Finch a legion of new fans with Peck’s portrayal of his morality and inherent goodness.

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies has been much adapted for the stage and screen, two prominent examples are the film adaptations.   The 1963 film adaptation starring James Aubrey was praised for the realism of its child actors’ performances.     The 1990 adaptation starring Balthazar Getty was praised for its successful rendering of the abandoned […]

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Brideshead Revisited Film

Brideshead Revisited was adapted for the big screen in 2008. Starring Matthew Goode and Emma Thompson, this version has been praised for its sweepingly lavish cinematography and ability to capture the essence of the period.

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Brideshead Revisited Television Series

In 1981, ITV adapted Waugh’s classic novel into a hugely successful television series starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews.

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Gone With the Wind

In 1939 a big screen adaptation of Gone With the Wind was released starring Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable. Celebrated as one of ‘the greatest films of all time’, the adaptation is an enduring homage to Margaret Mitchell’s novel.

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