This is a cricket match with a difference. Director Jerzy Skolimowski invites TV reporter John Doyle to Hartland Abbey and the set of his latest horror movie The Shout from a book by Robert Graves. The film uses local people as extras and local cricketers. Jeremy Thomas is the producer in this his second film. Alan Bates, Susannah York and John Hurt star.
Skolimowski came from a Polish tradition, the Wajda Film School. The film went to Cannes and won the Grand Prix du Jury or Special Jury Prize considered second to the Palme D’Or in a tie with Bye Bye Monkey (1978).
The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.