BBC Worldwide release date: September 21st 2015
Starring: David Thewlis, Miranda Richardson, Ken Stott, Sophie Rundle, Kyle Soller
It’s 1912 and all is well with the world. The Titanic is about to set sail and there most definitely isn’t about to be a global World War in two years as the well-to-do Berling family settle down for a dinner to celebrate the engagement of their daughter. The only trouble is someone claiming to be a police inspector (Thewlis) is at the door with news of a death. He is about to blow the complacent world of the Burlings and their selfish “everyone for themselves” philosophy apart forever.
Screened earlier this month, this is an excellent BBC version of JB Priestley’s classic Attlee-era socialist play. All the cast, particularly David Thewlis are superb and the introduction of flashbacks invigorates the play, bringing the action vividly to life.
Bonus features include one short introduction to the play and one longer one.
Downton Abbey this aint. It’s better.
An Inspector Calls – An Introduction
The Enduring Power of An Inspector Calls