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    A rare daytime tv outing for this C4/Goldcrest/Enigma film on Film Four next week........The only feature film directed by ace cinematographer Freddie Young.....





    Arthur's Hallowed Ground (UK, 1984)



    Arthur's Hallowed Ground (1984) (TV)



    Charming debut from octogenarian director Freddie Young. The hallowed ground in question is a cricket pitch, of which Arthur is the groundsman



    The directing debut from 80-year-old Freddy Young (David Lean's triple Oscar Winning photographer), comes from the same Puttnam produced TV series, First Love, as P'Tang Yang Kipperbang.



    For 45 years, groundsman Arthur (Jimmy Jewell) has toiled to create the perfect cricket pitch. He's fiercely protective of his pride and joy to the extent that the hallowed turf's appearance is more important to him than its purpose, and his obduracy is turning the school authorities against him.



    New assistant, Henry (Blackwood), struggles to establish a relationship with his intimidating boss, but slowly he wears away at Arthur's leathery surface to reveal the old man's tender affections.

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    Thursday 1st April

    Film Four PM - don't forget .......Arthur's Hallowed Ground



    [unfortunately it clashes with Sunset Boulevard on C4.........but this one is on DVD]

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    It had the typical feel of an old Film On 4 with slightly weak editing. Jewel was in his element as a crusty old codger up against it but the make-up artist did a poor job fitting his wig.



    When it comes to cricketing films stick with The Final Test and Playing Away

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