Ayckbourn Adaptations: Intimate Exchanges

Radio (1987)

Broadcast: 12 July 1987
Time:
Unknown
Channel:
BBC World Service
Duration:
90mins each

Production:
BBC World Service

BBC Radio 4 Broadcasts (1989)
Events On A Hotel Terrace: 26 August (2.30pm)
A Game Of Golf: 26 August (7.45pm)
A Pageant: 28 August (3pm)
Love In The Mist: 28 August (8.15pm)

Availability
Cassette:
Not available
CD:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director
Adaptation
Additional Dialogue

Character

Miles Coombes
Toby Teasdale
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick
Sylvie Bell
Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Irene Pridworthy

Gordon House
Richard Wigmore
Alan Ayckbourn


Actor

Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Robin Herford
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram
Lavinia Bertram

Note:
Of the eight major variants of Intimate Exchanges, the BBC recorded four: Events on a Hotel Terrace; A Pageant; A Game of Golf; Love in the Mist.
The additional dialogue provided by Alan Ayckbourn was a short addition to the first scene of each play. On stage, Celia’s key-decision as to whether to smoke or not is made in silence. For the radio version, Alan wrote a short piece of dialogue to make it clear what Celia was doing.

Film (1993): Smoking / No Smoking

Released: 1993
Duration:
140mins (Smoking)
145mins (
No Smoking)
Country: France

World premiere: 15 December 1993 (France)
UK premiere: 16 September 1994

Production: Arena Films
Production: Camera One
Production: France 2 Cinéma

Availability
Video:
Not available
DVD (R2):
2005 (available - France)
Blu-ray:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director
Adaptation
Adaptation
Assistant Director
Assistant Director
Continuity
Photography
Editing
Set Designer
Drawings
Costume Designer
Music
Sound
Sound

Character

Celia Teasdale
Rowena Coombes
Sylvie Bell
Irene Pridworthy
Josephine Hamilton
Toby Teasdale
Miles Coombes
Lionel Hepplewick
Joe Hepplewick

Alain Resnais
Jean-Pierre Bacri
Agnes Jaoui
Daniel Deleforges
Olivier Trémolet
Sylvette Baudrot
Renato Berta
Albert Jurgenson
Jacques Saulnier
Floc'h
Jackie Budin
John Pattison
Gérard Lamps
Bernard Bats

Actor

Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
Sabine Azéma
Pierre Arditi
Pierre Arditi
Pierre Arditi
Pierre Arditi

Note:
Smoking / No Smoking adapted six of the eight major variations of Intimate Exchanges into two films.

Awards: Cesar Awards, France 1994 - Best Actor: Pierre Arditi; Best Director: Alain Resnais; Best Film: Alain Resnais; Best Production Design: Jacques Saulnier; Best Writing: Jean-Pierre Bacri / Agnes Jaoui
Berlin International Film Festival 1994 - Silver Berlin Bear: Outstanding Single Achievement - Alain Resnais
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 1994 - Critics Award - Best Film
Prix Louis Delluc 1993 - Prix Louis Delluc - Alain Resnais

All research for this page is by Simon Murgatroyd and should not be reproduced without permission.