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Interview Day (1996)

Eskimo Day (original title)
Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge ... See full summary »

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Piers Haggard

Writer:

Jack Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen Lipman ... Shani Whittle
David Ross David Ross ... Bevis
Benedict Sandiford Benedict Sandiford ... Neil
Tom Wilkinson ... Hugh
Anna Carteret ... Harriet
Laura Howard ... Pippa
Alec Guinness ... James
James Fleet ... Simon
Kathryn Pogson Kathryn Pogson ... Malcolm's mum
Grant Warnock Grant Warnock ... Malcolm
Laurie Ventry Laurie Ventry ... Rosemary's dad
Kathy Kiera Clarke ... Rosemary
Susannah Wise ... Miss Wilding
Lila Kaye ... Mother Polly
Pippa Hinchley ... Bobbie the waitress
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Comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of three sets of parents as they finally realise that their children have grown up and reluctantly they have to let them enroll at Cambridge University. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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university | parenthood | school | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interview Day See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Sir Alec Guinness's final acting role before his death on August 2, 2000, at the age of eighty-six. See more »

Quotes

[talking about how she feels now that Neil has gone to university]
Shani Whittle: [tearfully] It's Eskimos, isn't it, that when they get old and no use to no-one no more, they just quietly sling their hooks and toddle off into the snow - for good. And their kids don't much bother because they're all too busy catching fish in holes and hoovering their igloos, and life goes on. Well, *theirs* does. Not the poor old useless bugger lying in the snow.
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Followed by Cold Enough for Snow (1997) See more »

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what a charmer!
14 July 2003 | by kjffSee all my reviews

This charming treasure, starring Alec Guinness, features fine, understated acting at its best. this is a must see for people who like little stories about ordinary people acted beautifully and revealing that they're not so ordinary after all.


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