View More The Norman Conquests... The Norman Conquests

Play

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples travel to a country house for the weekend. Based on the hit plays by Alan Ayckbourne.  An Emmy®-nominated series.

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples travel to a country house for the weekend. Based on the hit plays by Alan Ayckbourne, this Emmy®-nominated series views the same events from three vantage points: kitchen table, garden, and family room. Each segment is a masterful performance by a marvelous ensemble cast. With Penelope Keith, Tom Conti, and Richard Briers. Seen on PBS in the late 1970s. 5 hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH.

More titles from Acorn Media
Disc 1
Table Manners

Sarah forces Annie to abandon her plans to run off for the weekend with Norman—proposing Tom instead. Then Sarah gets into a blazing row with Reg. Norman arrives for breakfast the next morning and is joined by Ruth. Tom and Norman have a confrontation during dinner, and the wounded Norman finds consolation in an unlikely place. Monday morning finds Sarah and Norman sharing tea and toast—and a fanciful proposition. Later, Annie struggles to connect with Tom.

Disc 2
Round and Round the Garden

Norman shows up unexpectedly at the house Saturday evening. He runs into Tom in the garden, has a strange encounter with Sarah, and gets drunk after talking with Annie. Ruth arrives on Sunday and proceeds to confuse Tom entirely about her intentions. For once, Tom decides to overcome his shyness towards the opposite sex and take action. As the two married couples leave the next morning, a car accident causes more commotion. Finally, Norman must face the women in his life.

Disc 3
Living Together

Saturday evening Annie apologizes to Norman for not going away with him. He consoles himself by hitting the bottle. As Norman passes out on the family room floor, Reg talks the others into playing a board game, with disastrous results. Hostilities break out again the next day, yet Norman finds that amorous opportunities still abound. Early riser Reg gets a shock in the family room Monday morning, and he’s in for an even bigger one when he and Sarah leave.
  • Alan Ayckbourn biography
  • Background on the plays
Packaging:Boxed set
Run Time:300 minutes
Format:Full screen
Number of discs:3
Language:English
Subtitles:No
Color or B&W:Color
CC:No
SDH:Yes
Region Code:1
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Rating:NR
"Splendidly amusing"—The New York Times

"Hilarious"—The Washington Post
For The Norman Conquests

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actress (Penelope Keith, 1978)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1978)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Alan Ayckbourn, 1978)

15214 DVD

$59.99

$29.99

The Norman Conquests
In Stock

View Product Details

Disc 1
Table Manners

Sarah forces Annie to abandon her plans to run off for the weekend with Norman—proposing Tom instead. Then Sarah gets into a blazing row with Reg. Norman arrives for breakfast the next morning and is joined by Ruth. Tom and Norman have a confrontation during dinner, and the wounded Norman finds consolation in an unlikely place. Monday morning finds Sarah and Norman sharing tea and toast—and a fanciful proposition. Later, Annie struggles to connect with Tom.

Disc 2
Round and Round the Garden

Norman shows up unexpectedly at the house Saturday evening. He runs into Tom in the garden, has a strange encounter with Sarah, and gets drunk after talking with Annie. Ruth arrives on Sunday and proceeds to confuse Tom entirely about her intentions. For once, Tom decides to overcome his shyness towards the opposite sex and take action. As the two married couples leave the next morning, a car accident causes more commotion. Finally, Norman must face the women in his life.

Disc 3
Living Together

Saturday evening Annie apologizes to Norman for not going away with him. He consoles himself by hitting the bottle. As Norman passes out on the family room floor, Reg talks the others into playing a board game, with disastrous results. Hostilities break out again the next day, yet Norman finds that amorous opportunities still abound. Early riser Reg gets a shock in the family room Monday morning, and he’s in for an even bigger one when he and Sarah leave.
  • Alan Ayckbourn biography
  • Background on the plays
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 300 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR
"Splendidly amusing"—The New York Times

"Hilarious"—The Washington Post
For The Norman Conquests

BAFTA TV Award Winner for Best Actress (Penelope Keith, 1978)

BAFTA TV Award Nomination for Best Drama Series/Serial (1978)

Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Alan Ayckbourn, 1978)

The Norman Conquests

Annette Douglass from AL on 10/2/2014 6:56:00 AM wrote:

Crazy, Hilarious!!

The Norman Conquests

Legando from KS on 10/2/2014 6:56:00 AM wrote:

Crazy, Hilarious!!

Norman Conquests

5 Stars

ellebee from CA on 9/30/2014 2:23:00 PM wrote:

Ordering from Acorn is always quick and easy. Items are delivered as promised. The quality of products offered can be counted on.

Norman Conquests

5 Stars

from on 9/30/2014 2:23:00 PM wrote:

Ordering from Acorn is always quick and easy. Items are delivered as promised. The quality of products offered can be counted on.

5 Star dvd, but why the courier surcharge upon delivery by Canada Post?

3 Stars

Thoughtful Canadian from NS on 7/28/2014 2:41:00 PM wrote:

We've long wanted a copy of this amazing 5 star Alan Ayckbourn trilogy, and now we have it - thank you Acorn. When we ordered it we accepted that Acorn would charge us $8 for shipping to Canada. The Acorn agent said the package would be collected from them by DHL courier for delivery by Canada Post. When we picked up the item from our local post office we had to pay some $4 for taxes, which was OK too. But we were disappointed by the additional $10 plus taxes COD and handling fee to DHL for bringing the package into Canada, a charge which neither USPS nor Canada Post levies. The result is that in future we will only buy directly from Acorn if there are no other sources, as the various charges associated with their choice of shipper were almost as much as the original DVD cost. We would have been much happier with Acorn if they had shipped through the US Postal Service USPS.

D5214E00Watch Now/Download

Products purchased below will be digitally delivered via the Internet to your viewing library, to watch now or download and view later. You will not receive a hard copy DVD of the items selected below. Please note: Digital products cannot be downloaded to Apple devices because of restrictions with Apple. You may watch the program on your Apple device via streaming only. Help

$39.99

The Norman Conquests
All Episodes

OR select individual epiosdes below:

$14.99

Table Manners

$14.99

Round and Round the Garden

$14.99

Living Together