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A Woman of No Importance

Summary
1948 BBC live studio production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy A Woman of No Importance.
Theatre play
A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde [more information]
Date of transmission
Thursday 8 January 1948
Time
8.30-10.00pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Stephen Harrison
Arranged for Television by
Stephen Harrison
Playwright
Oscar Wilde
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Angela BaddeleyMrs Arbuthnot
Vivienne BennettMrs Allonby
Derek BlomfieldGerald Arbuthnot
John BurchSir John Pontefract
Walter FitzgeraldLord Illingworth
Winifred HillMaid
Agnes LauchlanLady Hunstanton
Phillip LeaverVen. Archdeacon Daubeny
Peter MullinsFootman
Sally RogersHester Worsley
Una VenningLady Caroline Pontefract

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 3.00pm on Friday 9 January 1948.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
19th-century setting; comedy

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 2 January 1948 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 27, article, p. 25

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