The film Morris: A Life With Bells On will be making its television premiere on Blighty this Saturday 29 May at 8pm.
Morris: a Life with Bells on is a heartwarming feature-length comedy shot in documentary format that follows the fortunes of one of the leading Morris teams in the country, Milsham Morris, and in particular those of its leader, Derecq Twist. Morris is a gentle and affectionate look at an aspect of English culture which is, in the finest traditions of this country, unapologetically eccentric, and towards which there exists a huge amount of good will. The film's events take place in the summer months in and around Dorset, and specifically centre around an idyllic thatched country pub, the Traveller's Staff. The film is an unashamed celebration of not only the English countryside but also of what it means to be English. Filmed partly in Poole and Tisbury, Morris boasts a fantastic cast which includes Derek Jacobi, Harriet Walter, Greg Wise and Aidan McArdle.
Be sure to tune into Morris the Making Of to hear the trials and tribulations of filming a California beach in rainy Dorset! That and other production secrets revealed by filmmakers Chaz Oldham and Lucy Akhurst. The documentary will be screened on Blighty after Morris: A Life With Bells On at 10pm.
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