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And they call it a dog collar. . .

Stephen Brown on Christmas films

A CLERGYMAN takes a sip or two of rare wine and then talks as if he were a dog. It isn’t much of a plot, but, strange to say, it works well as a film: Dean Spanley (Cert. U) — touching, endearing and just the kind of thing to watch at Christmas.

Its strengths lie in the acting and the way the story is told. Set in Ed­wardian England (although, as this is a co-production with New Zealand, that country doubles for Old Blighty in some of the ...

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