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Androcles and the Lion, Part 1

Summary
1983 BBC production for schools of George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion, a retelling of the fable set in ancient Rome, presented in two parts in the English File series.
Theatre play
Androcles and the Lion by [George] Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) [more information]
Date of transmission
Friday 23 September 1983
Time
2.30-3.00pm
Series
Schools; English File
Channel
BBC2
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Ronald Smedley
Playwright
[George] Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Designer
Thomas Yardley Jones
Cast
Bernard BresslawFerrovius
Anna Calder-MarshallLavinia
Billy ConnollyAndrocles
Rupert FrazerCaptain
Jane FreemanMegaera
Stafford Gordonunnamed part
Paul Hardgreavesunnamed part
Roy Jonesunnamed part
Peter Landunnamed part
Desmond Maurerunnamed part
John Tordoffunnamed part

Additional details

Play tags
ancient Rome and colonies; Christianity; comedy

Audiovisual sources

Title
Androcles and the Lion (BBC, 1983) [in two parts]
Archive
BBC Information and Archives [more information]
Address

White City
London
UK

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8008 2288

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/informationandarchives/

Access

BBC Information and Archives is not open to the public.

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 17 September 1983 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 75

Associated programmes

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