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The Strange World of Gurney Slade - Preview

The Strange World of Guerney Slade

Preview by Jack Foley

BOTH firmly of and spectacularly ahead of its time, The Strange World of Gurney Slade (PG) is to television comedy what The Prisoner has become to television drama – brilliantly inventive and startlingly surreal.

A hybrid mix of innovation one associates with modern comedy like The Mighty Boosh and Psychoville, The Strange World of Gurney Slade (PG) is available for the first time in any format on August 15, 2011, RRP £14.99.

Anthony Newley stars as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sit-com in disgust and ennui, and into a fantasy world of his own imagination.

In this strange odyssey through his own personal alternative reality, he indulges in random conversations with both animals and inanimate objects – it’s a world in which characters can step out of advertising posters and where he can hear the most intimate thoughts of passers by!

An unpredictable, absurdist fantasy, Gurney Slade created an indelible impression upon anyone who saw it.

Created by Newley and written by the highly talented Sid Green and Dick Hills (who were soon to become key writers for Morecambe and Wise), this series has been newly transferred from the original 35mm film elements specifically for this release.

Win tickets to a special screening of Gurney Slade

To celebrate the release of The Strange World of Gurney Slade on DVD IndieLondon is offering a pair of tickets to to a special BFI screening in London, including an appearance by actress Anneke Wills.

The screening takes place on August 11, 2011, at 6.10pm and NFT1 on London’s Southbank. To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question…

Q. What is the name of the writers of The Strange World of Gurney Slade?

Simply send the answer to Gurney Slade competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email