29 April, 2014

A Year in Provence (Press Release)

Peter Mayle's much loved bestseller A Year In Provence is brought
Wonderfully to life in this BBC adaptation, which comes to DVD for the first time in its complete, unedited version as originally broadcast, thanks to Second Sight.

Starring one of Britain’s most esteemed actors John Thaw (Inspector Morse, The
Sweeney, Kavanagh QC) alongside Lindsay Duncan (Oliver Twist, Mansfield Park, Rome), it originally aired to an audience of 14.5 million, and now A Year In Provence is available in its original format over 12 episodes, on DVD as a two disc set on 24 March 2014 and makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Leaving their jobs and the rat race behind them, the Mayles head off to the South of France, seduced by the prospect of an idyllic rural life in the sun. They soon discover the reality to be somewhat different however, as one outlandish comic situation follows another and a succession of colourful characters constantly interrupt their plan for a quiet life.

This wonderful programme is one of BBC’s most treasured and can now be enjoyed as it was originally created.

Title: A Year In Provence
Release Date: 24 March 2014
Cert: PG
Running Time: 370 mins on 2 discs
Region code: 2
Subtitles for hard of hearing 


  1. So cool... I just download it day before yesterday!! What a coincidence its on your blog!! :)

    1. See, you should frequent the blog because now you know it has so much cool stuff :) seriously though, it's a classic isn't it, just good 'lol TV magic.