The Bed Sitting Room

The Bed Sitting Room

Synopsis

In the hazy aftermath of World War III, the fallout from a "nuclear misunderstanding" (which lasted two minutes and twenty eight seconds, including the signing of the peace treaty) is producing strange mutations amongst the survivors, and the noble Lord Fortnum finds himself transforming into a bed sitting room…

This vividly imagined, darkly satirical filmic version of a post apocalyptic England, directed by Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night, How I Won the War, The Knack) is based on the highly regarded play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. It also boasts great performances by the cream of '60s British comedy and acting talent: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Michael Horden, Roy Kinnear, Arthur Lowe, Dandy Nichols and Marty Feldman.

Special Features

- Archival interviews with Richard Lester (1967, 17 mins), Spike Milligan (1967, 40 mins) and Peter Cook (1967, 30 mins)
- Original Trailer
- Illustrated booklet with essay by Michael Brooke and original review and promotional material

Technical Specs

Director: Richard Lester
Year: 1969
Country: UK
Language: English
Duration: 88 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: PG