Absurd Person Singular (1985). BBC Play: Alan Ayckbourn.
Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars:John Baddeley, Cheryl Campbell, Michael Gambon, Maureen Lipman, Prunella Scales, Geoffrey Palmer.
Note: never released on video or dvd. This is a tv recording to video, later transferred to dvd.
Superb teleplay of Ayckbourn's stage hit taking us to three kitchens of three business associates and their spouses on three successive Christmases (last Christmas, this Christmas, next Christmas). Over the three years fortunes and fates are reversed and the manic laughter of last Christmas turns to surreal abandon next Christmas. Super perfs all-around but of note by Maureen Lipman and Geoff Palmer. Is the ending heartbreaking or hilarious? Both? You decide.
Region Code: PAL multi-region '0'(free)
Source: tv video recording later transferred to dvd.
Quality: 7/10 (video quality)
Runtime: 114 Minutes
Presentation: full size dvd case with case cover.