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The Duke in Darkness

Summary
1948 BBC live studio production of The Duke in Darkness, Patrick Hamilton’s play about the religious wars in France.
Theatre play
The Duke in Darkness by Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) [more information]
Date of transmission
Thursday 11 March 1948
Time
8.30-10.00pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Fred O’Donovan (1889-1952)
Playwright
Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962)
Sets / Settings
James Bould
Cast
Archie AngusDubois
Philip AshleyMarteau
Patrick BoxillGribaud
Edward ChaffersCount D’Aublaye
Bryan ColemanVoulain
Hugh FalkusRoubot
Andrew OsbornThe Duke of Laterraine
Henry Oscar (1891-1969)The Duke of Lamorre
Frederick RossBrulart
Geoffrey SteeleGrassin

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 3.00pm on Friday 12 March 1948.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
16th-century setting; France, as theme or setting; religion, as theme or subject; wartime, as theme or setting

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 2 April 1948 (Magazine)
Linking notes
'Viewers are Saying’, letters, p. 25
Title
Radio Times, 5 March 1948 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article, p. 24; listing, p. 27

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