Oxbridge Blues (1984)

Oxbridge Blues is a British television mini-series, produced by the BBC and first shown in 1984. It is an anthology of seven 75-minute teleplays, most of which focus on relationships of one kind or another. Most of the teleplays except one take place in England; "He'll See You Now" takes place in the U.S., and "Sleeps Six" takes place in England and France. The series won the 1987 CableACE Award for Best Dramatic Series, and individual episodes garnered several other awards and nominations. The eponymous first teleplay in the series, "Oxbridge Blues", was nominated for a BAFTA television award for Best Single Drama. The series was broadcast in the U.S. on A&E in 1986 and on PBS in 1988. In Australia, the series was broadcast on ABC in 1987. The seven teleplays are dramatized from short stories by the novelist Frederick Raphael, and he described the series as "mostly kind of chamber pieces — modest dramas about love and sex and honour and marriage". Raphael directed one episode, James Cellan Jones directed four, and Richard Stroud directed two. In December 1984, the BBC published the seven teleplays together in book form, entitled Oxbridge Blues and Other Plays for Television.

  • Release Date: 1984-11-14
  • Views: 107
  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 80
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