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The Great Adventure

Summary
BBC Television production of Arnold Bennett’s comedy The Great Adventure.
Theatre play
The Great Adventure by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 25 May 1958
Time
8.30pm (90 mins)
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Harold Clayton
Playwright
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
Adaptor of Script
Eric Crozier (1914-1994)
Designer
Guy Sheppard
Cast
Nicholas AmerEdward Horning, Doctor’s Assistant
Bruno BarnabeCyrus Carve, Ilam’s cousin
Laidman BrowneLord Leonard Alcar
Alec ClunesIlam Carve, an illustrious painter
Ian FlemingDr Pascoe
Rosamund GreenwoodHonoria Looe
Walter HorsbrughA Hotel Reception Clerk
John KingPeter Horning, a journalist
Margaret LockwoodJanet Cannot, a widow
Laurie MainFather Looe
Brian ParkerJohn Shawn
Alan PennJames Shawn
Robert PercevalTexel, an American millionaire
Robin RansonA Page
Leonard SachsEbag, a Picture Dealer
Norris StaytonA Servant
Beatrice VarleyMrs Albert Shawn
Neil WilsonAlbert Shawn, Ilam’s valet

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
art world; comedy

Print sources

Title
Alec Clunes in an Ideal Role: The Great Adventure (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 26 May 1958, p. 3
Title
Budge’s Bell Tolls (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Maurice Richardson (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 1 June 1958, p. 15
Title
Radio Times, 23 May 1958 (Magazine)

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