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The Fall of Mendel Krick

Summary
1963 BBC production of The Fall of Mendel Krick, an English version of the Russian play Sunset by Isaac Babel.
Theatre play
Sunset by Isaac Babel [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 17 February 1963
Time
9.00-9.50pm
Series
Sunday-Night Play
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
William Kotcheff
Playwright
Isaac Babel
Adapted for Television by
Mordecai Richler
Translator
Joe Melia (from the Russian)
Composer
Norman Kay
Designer
Marilyn Taylor
Cast
Erik Chitty (1907-1977)Mitya
Suzan FarmerMarusia
Leila FrancisDvoira Krick
Bernard GoldmanCantor Zweibch
Eric HouseArye Leib
Freda JacksonNechama Krick
Harry LandisSenka Topun
Peter MaddenRyabtzov
Lee MontagueBenya Krick
Anthony MortonOurussov
David NettheimFomin
Maureen PryorPotapovna
Jessie RobbinsPotapovna’s Neighbour
George RoderickBobrinetz
Norman RossingtonLevka Krick
John SlaterMendel Krick
Will StampeBen Zcharia
Paul Whitsun-JonesMonsieur Boyarski
Arnold YarrowNikifor

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
ageing; Russian drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 14 February 1963 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 15; article, p. 13

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