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Blu-ray Region B; DVD Region 2. This is the first BBC Play For Today to be published on Blu-ray. Restored in high definition from the original film masters held in the BBC Archives. The first production of the 7:84 Theatre Company (Scotland) was The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. The "ceilidh play", as writer John McGrath styled it, is presented in the BBC's 1974 "Play for Today" production to a live audience intercut with filmed reconstructions of the Highland Clearances and the Victorian obsession with hunting stags.
DIRECTOR: John Mackenzie; WRITER: John McGrathACTORS: John Bett, David MacLennan, Elizabeth MacLennan, Dolina MacLennan, Timothy Martin, Bill Paterson, Alex Norton and Allan RossSPECIAL FEATURES: Subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing; 24 page illustrated booklet with essays by Dr Jonathan Murray and Dr Sìm Innes including Gaelic lyrics with English translationsBBFC CERTIFICATE: 15: strong injury detailFORMAT: Blu-ray Region B | Aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Colour; DVD: Dual Layer Region 2 | Aspect ratio 1.33:1 | ColourENCODING: Blu-ray: Video: 1080p AVC MPEG4 | Audio: LPCM stereo lossless; DVD: Video PAL MPEG2 PsF | Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0BBC TELEVISION BROADCAST: "Play for Today" June 6th 1974TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 93 mins
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