The Bed Sitting Room

Satirical comedy set in a vividly realised post-apocalyptic London, with a beautifully bittersweet script based on a John Antrobus and Spike Milligan play.

In a vividly realised post-apocalyptic London, Mrs Ethel Shroake is crowned Queen and Lord Fortnum awaits his imminent transformation into a bedsitting room. Meanwhile, 17-months pregnant Penelope and her parents leave the safety of their underground carriage to find her a husband and finally reclaim their baggage.

Richard Lester’s sharply satirical end-of-the-world comedy is based on a beautifully bittersweet, Goonish script by John Antrobus and Spike Milligan.

“…acerbic and slapstick and quintessentially British.” Roger Ebert.

Special features

  • Presented in both high definition and standard definition.
  • Original trailer.
  • Three Bernard Braden ‘Now and Then’ interviews from 1967: Richard Lester (18 min); Spike Milligan (41 min); Peter Cook (31 min).
  • Fully illustrated booklet with film notes, contemporary reviews, original promotional materials and biographies.

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      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

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