Talk:Abigail's Party

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Alan Bennett famously said...[edit]

This is a misquote I think. I'm sure (I could have a false memory) as I watched it just a minute ago on youtube (It is from A Night In With Alan Bennett) that it is 'like a lifeguard' and not 'like a docker'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:41, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Record - TV Version[edit]

About the record played in the TV version: It's definitely Demis Roussos, and they're discussing Demis Roussos quite a lot. I remember this very clearly. There is no mention of Jose Feliciano. I don't know what record was played in the stage version, maybe it's the other way round? /Nicke L 13:43, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

Is there a set script now, and has it been published? Uncle Davey (Talk) 09:42, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Abigail's Party was released on video long before 2003, I bought a copy from HMV in 1992. The DVD may have been released in 2003....SimonUK 13:33, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

The Dinner Party[edit]

Removed the mention of the BBC drama in September 2007 after checking. Before anyone else reinserts it: "The BBC is anxious to scotch the idea that the play is a 30th anniversary update of Mike Leigh’s 1977 classic Abigail’s Party" (The Times) and "With a cast that includes Alison Steadman and the theme of a dinner party, there have been some comments that this is a remake of the Seventies classic, Abigail's Party. 'It's definitely not a remake of Abigail's Party,' replies Tony [Grounds, the writer/director]." (The BBC). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Telsa (talkcontribs) 17:50, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

No problem, I had heard a BBC continuity presenter refer to it as such a few months ago after a showing of the original "Abigail's Party" then also found it referred to as an "updating" on a BBC webpage. They've obviously done an about-turn on it. Sibruk 13:36, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:11, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

The Third 'e' in Beverly[edit]

I could have sworn that the outcome of the character's fleshing-out (as described on the 'making of' show as part of the AP's Night) had the spelling Beverley agreed upon.Plutonium27 (talk) 00:07, 18 January 2008 (UTC) But having just seen it repeated (and paying proper attention this time) of course I was wrong:) Plutonium27 (talk) 01:12, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Original TV Transmission Date[edit]

I though the ITV strike was in May/June 1977 and the TV transmission of this play was Tuesday 1st November 1977 ? I have the orginal Radio Times which includes a feature on it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:13, 30 May 2010 (UTC)