The Beggar's Opera

  |  Buy to Own: 23/05/2005
  |  135 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Made-for-television dramatisation of the satirical ballad opera, originally written and performed in 1728. Set in the fetid confines of the infamous Newgate prison, the story follows the fortunes of the villainous highwayman Macheath, captured and imprisoned amongst the low-lifes of London, and the twisted and devious relationships that form around him. Also features performances from Bob Hoskins and Patricia Routledge.

Contains moderate period language and sex references
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