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The Rainbow


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Last in a three-part film serial from the novel by D. H. LAWRENCE.
Screenplay by ANNE DEVLIN
The Darkness of Paradise.
Spring to autumn, 1904. The Brangwens have moved from the country to Beldover, a mining town. Ursula is at college. The Boer War is over. Ursula gets a letter from Anton, and the final stage of her youthful journey begins.
Music composed by SIMON ROGERS Make-up designer
Film editor JOHN ROSSER Designer MYLES LANG
Lighting cameraman JOHN KENWAY Producer CHRIS PARR
Director STUART BURGE BBC Pebble Mill


Novel By: D. H. Lawrence.
Play By: Anne Devlin
Composed By: Simon Rogers
Unknown: Yvonne Brockbank
Editor: John Rosser
Designer: Myles Lang
Unknown: John Kenway
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Stuart Burge
Ursula: Imogen Stubbs
Anton: Martin Wenner
Anna: Jane Gumett
Will: Colin Tarrant
Gudrun: Clare Holman
Dorothy: Sarah-Jane Holm
Aunt Olga: Fabia Drake
Mrs Phillips: Phyllida Hewat
Catherine Phillips: Sarah Crowden
Louisa Phillips: Gate Hamer
Ethel: Marjie Lawrence
Dr Frankstone: Dilys Hamlett
Eddie: John MacKay
Theresa: Suzy Roper
Catherine: Claire Thompson
Billy: Paul Duke
Cassie: Annette Rashdan
Margaret: Emma Chambers
David Schofield: Brian Hickey
Lydia: Eileen Way
Old Tom: Tom Bell
Winifred Inger: Kate Buffery
Williams: Tom Bailey

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