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The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

by John JencksTim McInnernyRoger AllamMatthew Modine and Fiona Shaw

DVD video Content Rating: MA15+ Publication Date: 09/08/2017

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A country manor mystery that's actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centres on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role). Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friend's country estate, Swafford Hall. A series of spiritual healings have recently put the household in a tizzy. The purported miracle worker is his hosts' teenage son, Ted's godson, David (Tommy Knight). Lord and Lady Logan are set on sharing their boy's "gift" with the world, blissfully unaware that his "laying on of hands" trick involves, well, an emphasis on "laying". At odds with a colourful party of fellow guests only too ready to swallow anything they're told, Ted sets out to prove the miracles are a hoax and save the young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.
ISBN:
9338176021125
9338176021125
Genre:
Comedy
Content Rating:
MA15+
Format:
DVD video
Running time:
89
No. Discs:
1
Publication Date:
09-08-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rialto
Country of origin:
UK
Year of production:
2017

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