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PENDA'S FEN (DVD) A film by Alan Clarke Originally shown on BBC1 in 1974 and rarely seen since, Penda's Fen has become the stuff of legend, its name invoking the spirit of a time when television had the power to provoke and astound. Exploring theme of personal and national identity, language, history and industrial progress, this unclassifiable drama boldly weaves its exquisite, fantastical imagery with the rousing music of Elgar to tell a tale of ancient legends and sexual awakening which stands as one of British television's greatest ever achievements. Released for the first time on DVD, this astonishing work from Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm and Rita, Sue and Bob Too) has been newly transferred in High Definition, and is presented here with a newly created documentary featuring interviews with its writer David Rudkin and producer David Rose. Special features World premiere release Newly remastered in High Definition The Landscape of Feelings: The road to Penda's Fen (2016, 16 mins): new documentary on the making of Rudkin and Clarke's groundbreaking drama, featuring an interview with David Rudkin and producer David Rose, as well as contributions from Clarke collaborators such as writer David Yallop, actor Sean Chapman and playwright David Leland Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sukhdev Sandhu and full credits UK | 1974 | colour | 89 minutes | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | DVD9 | PAL | 25fps | Dolby digital 2.0 mono audio (320kbps)

Running Time: 89 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 23/05/2016

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