Take a Girl Like You


1h 30m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Set in 1959, the story focuses on virginal Jenny, who dreams of marriage and children, and Patrick, the local rake who woos her. The competition for Jenny's attention includes her lecherous landlord Dick, socially inept Graham and rich, randy Julian. Pretty school teacher Jenny Bunn arrives in a sm

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre (05/13/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

Set in 1959, the story focuses on virginal Jenny, who dreams of marriage and children, and Patrick, the local rake who woos her. The competition for Jenny's attention includes her lecherous landlord Dick, socially inept Graham and rich, randy Julian. Pretty school teacher Jenny Bunn arrives in a small town near London and immediately catches the eye of Patrick Standish, Latin teacher at a posh private school. He vows to seduce her and moves quickly to head off competition. Jenny is intrigued, but wants marriage, not a fling. Meanwhile, three of Patrick's pals are also interested in Jenny, each with a different amorous approach -- from crude (landlord Dick Thompson) to inept (teacher Graham McClintoch) to silky smooth (millionaire Julian Ormerod). All have a go while Jenny remains steadfast in her virginity. Beginning to feel the unfamiliar pangs of true love, Patrick looks for distraction in a night of debauchery in London organized by Julian. Trying intimidation, Patrick gives Jenny an ultimatum -- make love or make tracks. Jenny seems to acquiesce, but then gets cold feet. Patrick has an unexpected tryst with his boss's teenage daughter instead. Thoroughly disgusted with himself, he shows up drunk at Julian's swank party. Jenny shows up and soon gets drunk herself. In a state of mutual inebriation, their relationship takes a new turn.

Crew

Charmian Adams

Art Director

Kingsley Amis

Source Material (From Novel)

Steven Ashley

Producer

Guy Barker

Production Accountant

Keith Batten

Boom Operator

Kay Bilk

Makeup Artist

Graham Bishop

Production

Debbie Bowser

Assistant Director

Kathleen Cahill

Editor

Jamie Caple

Sound Editor

Irene Chawko

Script Supervisor

Hal Chester

Executive Producer

Rachel Cocks

Assistant Art Director

Alistair Crocker

Sound Mixer

Chris Cutler

Props

Andrew Davies

Writer

Erin Delaney

Post-Production

Janine Drye

Assistant

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Meghan Fallon

Production Assistant

Aidan Farrell

Color

Midge Ferguson

Unit Manager

Andrea Galer

Costume Designer

Paul Garrick

Editor

Jeremy Gee

Camera Operator

Lynn Grant

Location Manager

Rupert Gregson-williams

Music

Ann M Houlihan

Assistant Director

Charlie Johnson

Props

Anya Keith

Production Assistant

Buffy Kirkpatrick

Casting Associate

Mark Lawes

Sound Editor

Kate Lewis

Editor

Karen Lindsay Stewart

Casting Director

Fiona Lucas

Wardrobe

Billy Mahoney

Dubbing Mixer

Barry Miller

Gaffer

Charlotte Morris

Assistant Costume Designer

Gareth Neame

Producer

Jay Jay Odedra

Other

Sarah Parfitt

Production Coordinator

Liz Pearson

Post-Production Supervisor

Mike Power

Property Master

Colin Price

Electrician

Jami Rogers

Production

Ed Rutherford

Other

Nigel Salter

Props

Tony Sankey

Grip

James Summers

Electrician

Nigel Taylor

Associate Producer

Mark Thornton

Best Boy

Jane Tranter

Executive Producer

Christine Walmesley-cotham

Hairdresser

Christine Walmesley-cotham

Makeup

Karn Webster

Assistant Director

James Welland

Director Of Photography

Bob Wilkins

Construction Manager

Cathy Wilkins

Makeup Artist

Donal Woods

Production Designer

Nathalie Wragg

Assistant Director

Tamar Zaig

Wardrobe Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre (05/13/01)
Release Date
2001

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Trivia