August | 1996

Drama, Adaptation
It is a sultry August in the last decade of the 19th century, and the Davies household has visitors--the querulous old tyrant Professor Alexander Blathwaite, absentee owner of the estate and his second wife, the much ...more

Cast

... Ieuan Davies

Actor

... Helen Blathwaite

Actor

... Professor Alexander Blathwaite

Actor

... Dr Michael Lloyd

Actor

... Sian Blathwaite

Actor

... Thomas "Pocky" Prosser

Actor

... Mair Davies

Actor

... Gwen

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Play as Source Material

Company

Granada Film

Production Company

Majestic Films International

Production Company

Newcomm

Production Company

Synopsis

It is a sultry August in the last decade of the 19th century, and the Davies household has visitors--the querulous old tyrant Professor Alexander Blathwaite, absentee owner of the estate and his second wife, the much younger, American-born Helen. They impose their London ways and thoughts on the more rurally-based family, which consists of Ieuan, the middle-aged brother of Blathwaite's first wife, the professor's plain daughter Sian and her grandmother, Ieuan's mother, Mair Davies. Ieuan, who has managed the estate for many years for little reward, has fallen passionately in love with Helen, but his passion is, as yet, unrequited. Sian, his niece, is also secretly in love, with Dr. Michael Lloyd, an idealistic conservationist who is growing increasingly disillusioned with country life. In a series of tragi-comic episodes, the ordered Victorian calm of the Blathwaite household begins to disintegrate over one pivotal weekend.

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