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The Cherry Orchard

Summary
1962 BBC production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, recorded at Television Centre by the Royal Shakespeare Company during the season at the Aldwych Theatre, London.
Theatre play
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) [more information]
Date of transmission
Friday 13 April 1962
Time
9.25-11.30pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company

Credits

Director
Michael Elliott
Theatre Director
Michel Saint-Denis (1897-1971)
Playwright
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
Adapted for Television by
Norman James
Adaptor of Script
John Gielgud ('version by’)
Composer
Brian Priestman
Designer
Abd’ Elkader Farrah
Cast
Peggy AshcroftMme Ranevsky
Julian BattersbyGardener
Sebastian BreaksPeasant
David BuckYasha
Patsy ByrneDunyasha
Patience CollierCharlotta
Judi DenchAnya
Roy DotriceFirs
John GielgudGaev
Gordon GostelowPasser-By
Paul HardwickPishchik
Ian HolmTrofimov
Peter HolmesCoachman
Russell HunterCoachman
Narissa KnightsStationmaster’s Wife
Gareth MorganPost Office Clerk
Cherry MorrisPeasant
George MurcellLopahin
Michael MurrayGovernment Official
Rosemary MussellSchoolmaster’s Wife
Ronald Scott-DoddSchoolmaster
Dorothy TutinVarya
William WallisStationmaster
Michael WarchusStable Boy
Georgina WardPeasant
Patrick WymarkEpihodov

Additional details

Origination
Recorded in studio
Play tags
Russian drama

Audiovisual sources

Title
The Cherry Orchard (BBC, 1962)
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, 5 April 1962 (Magazine)
Linking notes
cover image of Gielgud; photograph and article on p. 55; listing on p. 57

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