Online Study – British Culture and Civilisation: Britain on Screen

Unit 1. The Establishment: The King – Henry VIII

Study materials

[M1] A documentary made by the BBC about the relationship and marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

[M2] Details about King Henry VIII: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-VIII-king-of-England

[M3] A Man for All Seasons – Film Script Extract

Unit 2. British University Life

Study materials

2a. Oxford

[M1] A virtual tour of Oxford University Campus

[M2] Episode 1, “Et in Arcadia Ego”, from the series Brideshead Revisited, made by Granada Television, based on Evelyn Waugh’s homonymous novel. Watch basically from 17:45 when the main hero, Charles Ryder, starts his reminiscences of his university days in Oxford he spent with Sebastian.

2b. Open University

[M1] “Educating Rita” (1983), the film version of Willy Russel’s play of the same name, screenplay also by Willy Russel, directed by Lewis Gilbert, with Michael Caine as Frank Bryant and Julie Walters as Rita. The film has English and Chinese (I think!) subtitles.

[M2] “Educating Rita” – Film script

Full Film script