The Resource Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Label
Jamaica Inn
Title
Jamaica Inn
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Language
eng
Summary
The new hauntingly powerful BBC adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's gothic romance novel JAMAICA INN starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew McNulty. From the BAFTA winning director, Phillipa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife) and written by Golden Globe nominated Emma Frost (The White Queen, Shameless) and by the Emmy and BAFTA winning producer David M Thompson, comes this exhilarating dramatic new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's iconic book, JAMAICA INN. Set in 1820 against the forbidding backdrop of windswept Cornish moors, the story follows the journey of young and spirited Mary (Brown Findlay) who is forced to live with her Aunt Patience (Joanne Whalley) after the death of her mother. Mary arrives at the isolated Jamaica Inn to discover her Aunt is a shell of the carefree woman she remembers from her childhood, and instead finds a drudge who is firmly under the spell of her domineering husband Joss (Sean Harris). The Inn has no guests - the rooms are locked and kept for storage - but it soon becomes clear that it s a cover, as Joss is the leader of a smuggling ring, and Jamaica Inn the hub of his free trade. As Mary gets drawn into the dangerous world of smuggling, she finds herself attracted to Jem Merlyn (McNulty), Joss's roughly handsome younger brother. But he stands for everything that Mary despises and worse, she fears that he's involved in Joss's gang. Mary's morals and loyalties become deeply conflicted. Who can she trust? Can she even trust herself? Seeking guidance, Mary visits the parish vicar, Francis Davey (Ben Daniels), and his sister Hannah (Shirley Henderson). But can they help her to navigate this dangerous new world and do the right thing, or will she lose herself in everybody else's criminality? When Mary finds herself in peril for her own life, she is tested to the core and she's forced to find out what she's really made of
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Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Classification : M
Language note
English. [CC] English Captions (Descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired)
PerformerNote
Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley, Ben Daniels, Shirley Henderson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1989-
  • 1982-
  • 1907-1989
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  • Lowthorpe, Philippa
  • Frost, Emma
  • Winch, David
  • Findlay, Jessica Brown
  • McNulty, Matthew
  • Harris, Sean
  • Du Maurier, Daphne
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
Runtime
177
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Jamaica Inn
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Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Roadshow : C-122910-9
  • DVD extras: Behind the scenes and interviews with cast and crew
  • Originally produced London : Origin Pictures for BBC, in association with Screen Yorkshire, 2014
  • Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier
Carrier category
videodisc
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 minutes)
Media category
video
Other control number
9397912291093
Other physical details
(DVD video) sound, colour
Publisher number
C-122910-9
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) a135419
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0, PAL, Region 4, widescreen 16:9, fullframe 1.78:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Jamaica Inn
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalogued from container
  • Roadshow : C-122910-9
  • DVD extras: Behind the scenes and interviews with cast and crew
  • Originally produced London : Origin Pictures for BBC, in association with Screen Yorkshire, 2014
  • Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier
Carrier category
videodisc
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (177 minutes)
Media category
video
Other control number
9397912291093
Other physical details
(DVD video) sound, colour
Publisher number
C-122910-9
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) a135419
System details
DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0, PAL, Region 4, widescreen 16:9, fullframe 1.78:1
Video recording format
DVD

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