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General Details

  • Runtime: 100 minutes (US)
  • Sound Mix: Mono
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Produced by: Lawrence Schiller Productions
  • Distributed by: Worldvision Enterprises Inc.


  • Nominated for 1982 Golden Globe (USA)
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV – Glenda Jackson
      • Lost to East of Eden – Jane Seymour
    • Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV–Dirk Bogarde
      • Lost to Bill – Mickey Rooney
  • Nominated for 1982 Primetime Emmy (USA)
    • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special – Glenda Jackson
      • Lost to A Woman Called Golda – Ingrid Bergman
  • Nominated for 1982 Directors Guild of America (USA)
    • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials/Movies for TV/Actuality –Anthony Harvey and Anthony Page
      • Lost to Skokie
  • Nominated for 1983 Young Artist Award
    • Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television – Sydney Penny
      • Lost to The Faces of Life Goes to Paris – Nancy McKeon


Credits order:

  • Glenda Jackson as Patricia Neal
  • Dirk Bogarde as Roald Dahl
  • Ken Kercheval as Dr. Charles Canton
  • Jane Merrow as Val Eaton
  • John Reilly as Barry Farrell
  • Mildred Dunnock as Herself
  • Sydney Penny as Tessa Dahl
  • Robby Kiger as Theo Dahl
  • Priscilla Morrill as Sarah
  • James Hayden as Martin Sheen
  • Angela Cheyne as Angela
  • Edward Bell as Dick Shepherd
  • Constance Chapman as Mrs. Bateman
  • Jessica Rains as Nurse Jean
  • Christopher Murray as Rod
  • Pamela Dunlap as Speech Therapist
  • Sandy Martin as 1st Woman
  • Gabrielle Daye as Mrs. Ingrams
  • Tony Rohr as Photographer
  • Anna Carteret as 1st Neighbor
  • Helen Fraser as 2nd Neighbor
  • Edward Jewesbury as Brigadier
  • Gillian Martell as Mrs. Johnson
  • Robin Soans as Doctor Hawks
  • Herbert Clayton Penny as Photographer
  • Gloria Stroock as Herself
  • John Dorrin as Jack Albertson
  • Steve Eastin as Frank Gilroy
  • Newell Alexander as Reporter
  • James Bacon as Reporter
  • Dolores Quinton as Reporter
  • June Whitley Taylor as Older Nurse
  • Brianne Strauss as Ophelia
  • Lisa Carton as Nurse
  • Maxine Harris as Nurse
  • William J. Ford as Assistant Director
  • Nancy Atwood as Nurse

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Michael DeBartolo as Expectant Father
  • Rock Hudson as Himself
  • Patricia Neal as Herself
  • Tim Petritz as Assistant Director


  • Directors:
    • Anthony Harvey (American sequences)
    • Anthony Page (British sequences)
  • Writers: Robert Anderson (teleplay), Barry Farrell (book “Pat and Roald”)
  • Cinematography by: Mike Fash and Reynaldo Villalobos
  • Art Direction by: Peter Landsdown Smith
  • Music by: Laurence Rosenthal
  • Film Editing by: Edward M. Abroms and Bernard Gribble
  • Produced by: Michael Economou (associate producer), Lawrence Schiller (executive producer), Don Silverman

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