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Educating Rita

Moving comedy drama about a young hairdresser (Julie Walters) who decides to better herself by enrolling at college. Based on Willy Russell's award-winning stage play.

Moving comedy drama based on Willy Russell's hit stage play about a hairdresser who dreams of rising above her drab urban existence through the power of education. For better or worse, she chooses drunken lecturer Frank Bryant as her tutor. Julie Walters gained an Oscar nomination for her film debut.

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 May 2020 22:35

Credits

Role Contributor
Dr Frank Bryant Michael Caine
Rita Susan White Julie Walters
Director Lewis Gilbert
Brian Michael Williams
Trish Maureen Lipman
Julia Jeananne Crowley
Denny Malcolm Douglas
Rita's Father Godfrey Quigley
Elaine Dearbhla Molloy
Bursar Pat Daly
Collins Kim Fortune
Tiger Philip Hurdwood
Lesley Hilary Reynolds
Writer Willy Russell
Executive Producer Herbert L Oakes
Producer Lewis Gilbert
Composer David Hentschel
Director of photography Frank Watts

Broadcasts

  • Sun 5 Aug 2007 21:00
  • Wed 28 May 2008 23:15
  • Wed 28 May 2008 23:20
  • Sun 17 Aug 2008 23:00
  • Sat 1 Aug 2009 22:00
  • Sun 11 Jul 2010 23:05
  • Mon 12 Jul 2010 00:00
  • Tue 2 Nov 2010 22:30
  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 00:00
  • Tue 10 Jul 2012 00:30
  • Sun 17 May 2020 22:30
  • Sun 17 May 2020 23:00
  • Sun 17 May 2020 23:30
  • Mon 18 May 2020 00:00
  • Sat 23 May 2020 22:35