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Funny woman / A Potboiler/Rebel Park co-production ; directed by Oliver Parker ; written by Morwenna Banks, Nick Hornby ; produced by Paul Schlessinger, Ross Williams.

Schlessinger, Paul, (television producer.). Williams, Ross, (television producer.). Parker, Oliver, (television director.). Banks, Morwenna, (screenwriter.). Hornby, Nick, (screenwriter.). Hornby, Nick. Television adaptation of (work): Funny girl. (Added Author). Arterton, Gemma, (actor.). Threlfall, David, (actor.). Everett, Rupert, (actor.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). Gemma Arterton, David Threlfall, Rupert Everett, Arsher Ali, Tom Bateman, Matthew Beard, Leo Bill, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Alexa Davies, Rosie Cavaliero, Alistair Petrie, Morwenna Banks. (Cast).

Summary:
It's the height of the swinging 60s and Barbara Parker has just been crowned Miss Blackpool but there's got to be more to life than being a beauty queen in a seaside town, right? She wants to be someone. The bright lights of London are calling, and our determined hero sets off to find out who that someone is. The London she encounters is not as quite as swinging as the one she'd read about and seen on TV. However, after a series of setbacks, Barbara finds herself in unfamiliar territory--an audition for a TV comedy show. Barbara's uncompromising northern wit proves to be the X-factor that the show has been missing. She gets the part and becomes part of a groundbreaking new sitcom. Being a woman in a largely male environment has its own challenges, but as Barbara "finds her funny" she re-defines the prevailing attitude to funny women--and in the process, reinvents herself.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531716769
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (280 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Based on the novel Funny girl by Nick Hornby.
Originally broadcast as single episodes of a television program in 2024.
Wide screen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Gemma Arterton, David Threlfall, Rupert Everett, Arsher Ali, Tom Bateman, Matthew Beard, Leo Bill, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Alexa Davies, Rosie Cavaliero, Alistair Petrie, Morwenna Banks.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV 14.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen.
Subject: Women television personalities > Drama.
Youth > Great Britain > Social life and customs > 20th century > Drama.
Popular culture > Great Britain > History > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Fiction television programs.
Television comedies.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at RACC.

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  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Status Due Date Courses
RACC TV Series (Text) 33624024847194 New DVD series In Transit -


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