A Respectable Trade


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Josiah Cole, an 18th century Bristol dockside businessman, gambles everything to join the big traders of the city. A marriage to well-connected Frances Scott provides Josiah with an entree to a higher class. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune depe

Film Details

Also Known As
Mobil Masterpiece Theatre (10/25/98), Respectable Trade
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Josiah Cole, an 18th century Bristol dockside businessman, gambles everything to join the big traders of the city. A marriage to well-connected Frances Scott provides Josiah with an entree to a higher class. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune depend upon the respectable trade of sugar, rum and slaves. Into her new world comes Mehuru and, from opposite ends of the slave trade, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for freedom.

Crew

Anthony Ainsworth

Production Designer

Simon Anderson

Electrician

Len Ashe

Props

Steven Ashley

Producer

Paul Batchelor

Editor

Ruth Baumgarten

Producer

Kate Beeston

Assistant Location Manager

Brad Bower

Boom Operator

Pauline Bullock-webster

Production Coordinator

Billy Byrne

Best Boy

Kathleen Cahill

Editor

Ruth Caleb

Executive Producer

William Cann

Props

Becky Clark

Costumes

Danny Clements

Props

Del Colley

Costumes

Anthony Combes

Editor

Kay Curram

Costumes

Fiona Curran

Dubbing Mixer

Jane Deitch

Casting Consultant

Erin Delaney

Post-Production

Annabel East

Assistant Director

Rebecca Eaton

Executive Producer

Danuta Forbes

Production Assistant

Liz Friedman

Graphic Designer

Christopher Fry

Production Assistant

Mark Funnell

Electrician

Judy Gayton

Continuity

Philippa Gregory

Source Material (From Novel)

Philippa Gregory

Writer

Susanne Hamilton

Post-Production Coordinator

John Hardy

Construction Manager

Glen Henry

Carpenter

Ann Houlihan

Assistant Director

Steve Hudson

Dubbing Mixer

Helen Johnson

Makeup Artist

Paul Judges

Assistant Director

Maura Laverty

Production

Roger Long

Sound Recordist

Simon Maggs

Director Of Photography

Dave Mason

Other

Dave Meadows

Other

Kevin Menton

Executive Producer

Simon Mills

Associate Producer

Shirley Nevin

Assistant Costume Designer

Julian Nott

Music

Nick Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Tony Power

Other

Steve Pugh

Grip

Martine Randall

Makeup Artist

Fiona Reeves

Assistant Director

Peter Robinson

Lighting

Jami Rogers

Production

Rebecca Samuelson

Assistant Production Accountant

Caroline Sanders

Production Accountant

Robert Shacklady

Other

Jane Shepherd

Art Director

P J Simpson

Location Manager

Elaine Smith

Hairdresser

Elaine Smith

Makeup

Frances Tempest

Costume Designer

Hans Van Der Were

Location Manager

Nigel Warren-green

Executive Producer

Michael Wearing

Executive Producer

Tim Youngman

Property Master

Film Details

Also Known As
Mobil Masterpiece Theatre (10/25/98), Respectable Trade
Release Date
1998

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia