Country (1981)

A commanding and incisive analysis of class power, directed by Richard Eyre.

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Introduction

Superbly directed by Richard Eyre, Country is one of writer Trevor Griffiths’ finest achievements.

As an upper-class family gathers on the eve of the historic Labour Party victory of 1945, the heir to the family estate realises that society is changing and a new class war is inevitable.

Griffiths’ adaptation of The Cherry Orchard had been transmitted the previous week and Anton Chekhov’s influence is clear in the political subtleties and nuanced characters. Country remains one of the greatest analyses of class power to grace our screens.

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