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Reel Britannia

Mar 23, 2019

Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.

In this episode, we take a look at the Merchant Ivory production, Howard’s End from 1992, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.

England, early-1900s. Margaret Schlegel befriends Ruth Wilcox, the sickly wife of Henry Wilcox, a man of significant wealth. On her deathbed Ruth bequests her house, Howards End, to Margaret but this is deemed non-binding by her family and Margaret doesn't hear of the inheritance. Meanwhile, Margaret's sister Helen has taken a philanthropic interest in Leonard Bast, a poor, working class man. When Henry Wilcox and Margaret get engaged, Helen sees her chance to help out Leonard.

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Scott and Steven