Double Bill: Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf + Bag of Yeast

Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Dir Stephen Frears/GB 1978/64 mins
Neville Smith, Thora Hird, Julie Walters, Derek Thompson
Once again directed by Stephen Frears, Smith plays the lead Trevor Hopkins, a painfully shy English lecturer, in Alan Bennett’s television drama Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf. A chance encounter with a student makes Trevor feel his life may be about to change.


Bag of Yeast
Dir Michael Grigsby/GB 1976/60 mins
Alison Steadman, Neville Smith, Bill Dean, Peter Kerrigan
Bag of Yeast is another of Smith’s impressive 1970s television dramas. When teacher Tony Scannell decides he wants to be ordained as a Catholic Priest his decision has wide ranging effects on his family and loved ones. Bag of Yeast was originally broadcast as part of the Jack Rosenthal devised series Red Letter Day.

124 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain