The Night Watch

The Night Watch (2011)

Love and liberation in wartime

  • Genre: Drama, War, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 2011-04-04
  • User Rating: 5.2/10 from 22 ratings
  • Parental Guidance: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan enjoy a freedom never experienced before. Moving back in time through the 1940s into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bittersweet, for it returns them to the margins of society, from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.

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    Production Hilary Salmon Executive Producer
    Camera David Katznelson Director of Photography
    Writing Sarah Waters Novel
    Directing Richard Laxton Director
    Sound Nina Humphreys Original Music Composer
    Lighting Andreas Kragh-Jacobsen Gaffer
    Writing Paula Milne Screenplay
    Crew Tom Lucy Stunt Coordinator
    Crew Stephanie Carey Stunt Double
    Sound Colin Martin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Production Ann Tricklebank Producer
    Sound Ian Wilkinson Dialogue Editor
    Production Mally Chung Unit Manager
    Costume & Make-Up Louise Fisher Hair Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Louise Fisher Makeup Supervisor
    Sound Pietro Dalmasso Sound Effects Editor
    Sound Chris Ashworth Sound Recordist
    Costume & Make-Up Pam Downe Costume Designer
    Directing Amanda Lean Script Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Stella O'Farrell Hair Designer
    Costume & Make-Up Stella O'Farrell Makeup Designer
    Production Julia Crampsie Casting Director
    Costume & Make-Up Ilishio Lovejoy Costume Standby
    Visual Effects Tom Harris Special Effects Supervisor
    Production David Packham Production Coordinator
    Editing Philip Kloss Editor
    Editing Vincent Narduzzo Colorist
    Art Martin Boddison Production Design
    Art Mark Hudson Art Direction
    Production Rufus Andrews Location Manager
    Camera James Scott Focus Puller
    Costume & Make-Up Daphne Croker-Saunders Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Daphne Croker-Saunders Hairstylist
    Directing Lydia Currie First Assistant Director
    Art John Mann Standby Carpenter
    Directing Caroline Richards Second Assistant Director
    Art Nandie Narishkin Standby Art Director
    Lighting Paul Benson Best Boy Electrician
    Costume & Make-Up Charlotte Mitchell Assistant Costume Designer
    Crew Katy Bishop Post Production Supervisor
    Camera Paddy Blake Camera Operator
    Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Russon Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline Russon Hairstylist
    Art Peter Potter Dressing Prop
    Production Caroline McCarthy Location Manager
    Production Ian Conway Production Runner
    Production Daley Turner Production Runner
    Production Maria Hurley Production Accountant
    Directing Simon Whitby Third Assistant Director
    Crew Ciarron Clarkson Floor Runner
    Camera Tim Hyson Clapper Loader
    Camera Simon Fogg Grip
    Camera Meg De Koning Camera Trainee
    Lighting David Fowler Electrician
    Lighting David Keogh Electrician
    Sound Adam Margetts Boom Operator
    Art Bob Hutton Standby Art Director
    Art John Brown Property Master
    Art Mike Hennessey Dressing Prop
    Art Malcolm Chilcott Standby Painter
    Costume & Make-Up Hannah Summers Costume Standby
    Costume & Make-Up Diana McDonald Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Diana McDonald Hairstylist
    Editing David Chisholm Online Editor
    Editing Victoria Stevens Assistant Editor
    Editing Anya Dillon Assistant Editor
    Production Carmel Maloney Production Consultant
    Writing Janet Tyler Script Editor
    Production Liz Stoll Casting Director
    Production Margaret Conway Line Producer