Bouquet Of Barbed Wire / Another Bouquet details
|Starring:||Deborah Grant, James Aubrey, Frank Finlay, Sheila Allen, Susan Penhaligon|
|Directors:||John Frankau, Tony Wharmby|
Bouquet Of Barbed Wire - Part One
|TBC Disc 1|
Bouquet Of Barbed Wire - Part Two
|TBC Disc 2|
Another Bouquet - Part One
|TBC Disc 3|
Another Bouquet - Part Two
|TBC Disc 4|
|Run time:||11 hours 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
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classic ??By ian mills from blackpool, england , 25 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Somewhere in the back of my mind was this this series from watching it on t.v as a teenager. I remembered it as being a good series and revisiting it after all these years it didn`t disappoint. Yes its very much of its time and to new viewers will look dated, but very enjoyable all the same.
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bouquet of barbed wireBy daisymaisy (51 reviews) from Tonbridge , 27 Aug 2009We watched this last night, unsure as to whether it would still be as spell binding as it was in the 70's, when we were 30 odd years younger and the world was altogether a very different place to be in as it is today. Well, we weren't disapointed! Although obviously dated in some respects, that old sexual taboo between Finnley and Penhalligon still packs a powerful punch. What a shame that the B.B.C. don't dramatize more novels/plays from existing authors.We might have some decent drama to watch in the evenings, instead of the plethora of awful reality and cookery programmes we have at present.
This did, however, drag on for far too long after the first disc. The story line just got weaker and weaker and more implausable. Everyone was bedding everyone else, that at one point I expected Frank Finlay to go to bed woth his son-in-law!
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ANOTHER BOUQUETBy jackbruce (3 reviews) from Ayr , 08 Jun 2009i enjoyed this very much and it was surprising how much i remembered from the original series . This still had the power to shock because of its underlying theme of incest and unfortunately had a tragic end but was overall an enjoyable series
Part OneBy CARAMAY (1 review) from Manchester , 29 Apr 2009I remember enjoying Frank Finlay's acting when this was first shown on TV and still think his performance is great.
The pace is quite slow by today's standards.
I rather think Pru's exagerated character would not exist today. Apart from that the storyline is good.
Bouquet of Barbed WireBy Danapoint (1 review) from Worcester , 12 Apr 2009Have very fond memories of watching this drama from the 1970's and seeing it again was wonderful.
It was like stepping back in time and watching a Play for Today (if you remember those)
Well acted and a pleasure to watch.
What a difference three decades makeBy a customer from Llangollen , 20 Nov 2008Unmissable, that was how we thought of B o' BW when it first appeared on television in 1976. A weekly open a bottle of wine treat.
30 years later, it doesn't exercise any pull. The plot is contrived, the dialogue leaden, the main characters unconvincing. OK, Susan Penhaligon still exudes a chubby sexiness, but there must surely be more. Only I can't find it.
Other TV from the period, like I Claudius, still seems fresh, witty and relevant. B o' BW makes Minder look like the Sopranos.
Why, I wonder, did we ever feel so strongly about the selfish pouting Prue, the selfish immature layabout Gavin, and the selfish control freak Peter Manson? Was escape from the misery of Jim Callaghan's Britain so urgent that critical faculties were suspended? One for the historians.