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Maria Marten; or, The Murder in the Old Red Barn

Summary
1965 BBC production of the 19th-century melodrama Maria Marten; or, The Murder in the Old Red Barn. This was the first in a new series of melodramas under the title Gaslight Theatre.
Theatre play
Maria Marten; or The Murder in the Red Barn by Anon. [more information]
Date of transmission
Saturday 31 July 1965
Time
7.50-8.50pm
Series
Gaslight Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Bryan Sears ('the Whole was Judiciously Adjusted to your screen by’)
Lighting
John Summers ('the New Electric Lights were all man-handled by’)
Adapted for Television by
Alec Clunes
Conductor
Maurice Arnold (conducted ‘a fully augmented two-piece orchestra’)
Sets / Settings
Clifford Hatts
Costumes
Sonia Kerr
Make-up
Christina Morris
Sound
Dick Chamberlain ('acousticals were in the Sound hand of’)
Advisor
Alec Clunes
Cast
Ronnie BarkerOld Marten / Aged Ishmael / Young Ishmael
Leslie FrenchTim Bobbin
John GowerMark Antony
Eira HeathMaria Marten
Alfred MarksWilliam Corder
Sandra MichaelsAnn Marten
Gwen NelsonDame Marten

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
19th-century setting; melodrama; murder

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 29 July 1965 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article, p. 4; listing, p. 7

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