Educating Rita. Image shows from L to R: Rita (Julie Walters), Dr. Frank Bryant (Michael Caine)
Educating Rita

Educating Rita

  • 1983 film

Moving comedy drama about a hairdresser who dreams of rising above her drab urban existence. Stars Julie Walters and Michael Caine. Also features Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman, Jeananne Crowley, Malcolm Douglas, Godfrey Quigley and more.

Educating Rita. Image shows from L to R: Dr. Frank Bryant (Michael Caine), Rita (Julie Walters)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1983
Stars
Julie Walters, Michael Caine, Michael Williams, Maureen Lipman, Jeananne Crowley, Malcolm Douglas, Godfrey Quigley, Dearbhla Molloy and more
Writers
Willy Russell and Vernon Harris
Directors
Lewis Gilbert and Mishka Cheyko
Producers
Lewis Gilbert, Herbert L. Oakes and Bill Cartlidge

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by David Hentschel. Pub song by Stephen Gilbert.

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 5th September 2021 at 11:30pm on BBC1 Wales
  • Sunday 5th September 2021 at 11:00pm on BBC1
  • Thursday 25th February 2021 at 9:00pm on BBC4

Recording details

  • Ireland - Filmed entirely on location in the Republic of Ireland

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