form y Gossip from the Forest single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1975 single work novel
Note: According to IMDB, the screenplay was scripted by British writer-director Brian Gibson, who also directed this episode.
Issue Details: First known date: 1979 1979
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Gossip from the Forest is a concentrated fictional account of the peace talks that took place in Compiegne Forest in November 1918. The story focuses on the highest-ranking German negotiator, liberal pacifist Mattias Erzberger. According to the New York Times Book Review's Paul Fussell, the novel version 'is a study of the profoundly civilian and pacific sensibility beleaguered by crude power.... it is absorbing, and as history it achieves the kind of significance earned only by sympathy acting on deep knowledge.'

The film, which screened on the 29 July 1979, was part of a British television series called Screenplay, a series of discrete films by British script-writers.

Notes

  • Television play.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Granada , 1979 .
      Extent: 90 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y Stuart Wagstaff's World Playhouse Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1977-1983 6993909 1977 series - publisher film/TV

      An anthology television series, in which British-born actor Stuart Wagstaff (who worked extensively as an actor in Australia) introduced a weekly telemovie.

      As the title suggests, the telemovies were drawn from overseas (primarily Great Britain, as the list below indicates), but also included Australian-written works: the inaugural episode, for example, was written by Colin Free.

      The quantity of Australian content fell away as the series continued, until by 1979 there was essentially no Australian content, the only exception being 1980 airing of an adaptation of Thomas Keneally's Gossip from the Forest, but the adaptation itself had been produced for British television originally.

      For its last three years, the program was a series of re-runs of British programs (with occasional American or Canadian episodes), with no local content.

      The episodes are listed below in running order (including Australian-written episodes), but only the Australian-written works are indexed.

Works about this Work

Untitled Brian Courtis , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 1980; (p. 2)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1979 single work film/TV
Untitled S. O'Grady , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 26-27 April 1980; (p. 11)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1979 single work film/TV
Untitled Brian Courtis , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 1980; (p. 2)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1979 single work film/TV
Untitled S. O'Grady , 1980 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 26-27 April 1980; (p. 11)

— Review of Gossip from the Forest Thomas Keneally 1979 single work film/TV
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