Reel to Real: An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls film still
An Inspector Calls film still




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

To accompany our Reel to Real education project with the learning department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, these learning resources bring the JB Priestley's play An Inspector Calls to life in a new and interactive way. Based on JB Priestley's play, which has been a mainstay of the English GCSE curriculum for many years, the film draws out the mysterious elements of the text and features a terrific performance by Alastair Sim as the all-knowing inspector. This resource and PowerPoint presentation that makes use of the V&A's collections to analyse both the film and stage play by exploring character, meaning & interpretation through clips from the 1954 film adaptation of the play and short extracts from the 1993 National Theatre production, courtesy of the V&A.

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Reel to Real An Inspector Calls PowerPoint

Reel to Real Inspector Calls PPT

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Reel to Real An Inspector Calls teachers' notes

Reel to Real Inspector Calls PDF

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