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we shot two dramas for you:
• The Photograph
Two brothers, Mark and Philip, review their circumstances and look back at their childhood, when they are forced to spend some time together on the day of their father’s funeral.
• Chocolates and Champagne
Joe and Helen are just about to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Joe sends in a dedication to a radio show, that wins them the show’s ‘chocolates and champagne’. Sadly, this dedication has unexpected and tragic results.
the filming crew
Both films were shot in only 4 days, and were directed by my friend and colleague, John B. Hobbs, who, in addition to directing numerous theatrical productions and the Chris Rea feature film, La Passione (1996), has directed and produced many BBC situation comedies, such as ‘Allo, ‘Allo, Bread, Mulberry, Down to Earth, Leaving, and Brush Strokes, some of which I edited for him.
The director of photography (DOP) was Nigel Bradley, the sound recordist was Steve Hubbard, and production manager, Nick Gale. My sincere thanks go to all of them. It was quite a week I seem to remember!
the plots in more detail
Two linked pages contain a brief outline of the two plots, so that you will better understand the emotions involved when you start cutting the isolated excerpts.
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