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The Catherine Cookson Collection - Set 2 (The Dwelling Place / The Gambling Man / The Glass Virgin / The Man Who Cried)
The Catherine Cookson Collection - Set 2
The Dwelling Place / The Gambling Man / The Glass Virgin / The Man Who Cried
Actors: Robson Green, Margery Bone, T.R. Bowen, Paul Colman, Ian Cullen
Directors: Gavin Millar, Michael Whyte, Norman Stone, Sarah Hellings
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2006     10hr 6min

Impassioned tales of love, loss, and redemption, set in the windswept hills, gritty alleyways, and sumptuous estates of 19th- and early 20th-century England. Stars include James Fox, Tracy Whitwell, Ray Stevenson, Robson G...  more »

    
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Actors: Robson Green, Margery Bone, T.R. Bowen, Paul Colman, Ian Cullen
Directors: Gavin Millar, Michael Whyte, Norman Stone, Sarah Hellings
Creators: Alan Seymour, Catherine Cookson, Gordon Hann, Stan Barstow
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Drama
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 10/03/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 10hr 6min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 11/26/2018...

I actually don't have this particular title. What I own is a Region 2 collection which has 24 discs, and encompasses all the Granada productions of Catherine Cookson's stories. Unfortunately, these have all been divided up into sets and single disc titles in the U.S. That being said, every single one of these tales are incredible and rewarding to track down, and crammed with acclaimed actors.

Catherine did not have it the easiest, was raised in poverty, thought her mother was her sister, and many of these stories were probably things she observed throughout her life, if not unlike her own. Writing novels ended up being cathartic and healing for her. And brought in loads of money. These tales are mostly lower and middle class, turn of century. Every episode is riveting, convoluted, takes a dark turn or two, and somehow people end up being resilient and rising above their unfortunate occurrences. There is some very severe and mature subject matter here, as it is humanly honest. These elements are never handled in a gratuitous way though. Complete list of the productions:

The Moth, The Black Velvet Gown, The Black Candle, The Secret, The Mallen Streak, The Mallen Girls, The Mallen Secret, The Mallen Curse, The Girl, The Fifteen Streets, The Rag Nymph, The Wingless Bird, The Dwelling Place, The Glass Virgin, Tilly Trotter, The Cinder Path, The Man Who Cried, The Round Tower, The Tide of Life, Colour Blind, A Dinner of Herbs Part 1, Dinner of Herbs Part 2, The Gambling Man, The Storyteller

Movie Reviews

Set 2 is a great set with great films
Sarah A. Kincaid | De Soto, MO USA | 01/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen all the movies in this set except for the man who cried, I haven't gotten to watch that one yet. I started watching Catherine Cookson films as a teenager because my grandma watched them all the time. I fell in love with them. As depressing as her films can be (it seems there is always a tragedy in her films) the ending is always good. In this set the Gambling Man is my favorite, I suggest you watch it first. I also own set 1. Set 1 has The Wingless Bird, The Fifteen Streets, The Moth, and the Rag Nymph. Also a wonderful set to add to your collection. I bought The Girl separately. There are two more movies that I bought that are sold as a set and they are The Black Velvet Gown and The Black Candle. Both of those movies are wonderful, especially the Black Velvet Gown. It is a wonderful love story.These films are great on DVD, the picture is nice and clear and the sound is really good. A good buy!"
Best Historical Movies I have Seen
S. D Forrest | 07/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love historical romance and accurate history you can't go wrong with this set. Nobody does history like BBC and they stick close to Ms. Cookson's story line too."
Great Catherine Cookson Collection
Rain Lily | Guam, USA | 06/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I truly enjoy all of Catherine Cookson's made for TV movies, the storylines, locales, costumes and actors make for great TV, even if somewhat gritty, which could have been left out of a perfectly good story"