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Death and Transfiguration 15 rating

The Terence Davies Trilogy reaches its astonishing climax as tortured Liverpool clerk Robert Tucker prepares to meet his maker.

Drama 1983 26 mins

Director: Terence Davies



The anguished finale of the Terence Davies Trilogy opens with the death of Robert Tucker’s beloved mother, jumping forward in time to show an elderly Robert bedridden in hospital (an astonishing appearance by Steptoe and Son’s Wilfrid Brambell). Fragments of his past - a school nativity play, male physique magazines, a tender moment with mum - build to an unforgettable closing scene.

Death and Transfiguration was made with the backing of the BFI and the Greater London Arts Association.