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102 Boulevard Haussmann (Screen Two BBC-2 1991, Alan Bates, Paul Rhys)

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Period drama 102 Boulevard Haussmann saw the writer Marcel Proust becomes obsessed with a viola player in war ravaged Paris in 1916. Proust, who seldom ventured outside the confines of his apartment, took a visit to a concern where the musician, a wounded serviceman home from the front, was playing with a string quarter.

A slight tale enlivened by the superb cast and a lightness of touch from writer Alan Bennett.

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UK / BBC Two / 1×75 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 February 1991

Writer: Alan Bennett / Producer: Innes Lloyd / Director: Udayan Prasad

Series: Screen Two Season 7 Episode 5

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Alan Bates as Marcel Proust
Paul Rhys as Massis
Janet McTeer as Celeste
Jonathan Coy as Odilon
Gillian Martell as Concierge
Philip McGough as Doctor Bize
Celia Imrie as Madame Massis
Michael Grandage as Morand
Philip Rham as Poulet
Michael Wilcox as Gentil
Peter Geeves as Ruyssen
Lesley Nightingale as Princess Soutzo
Richard Syms as Headwaiter
Benjamin Buckton as Petain

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