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Murder in the Cathedral

Summary
An outside broadcast recording of T.S. Eliot’s verse drama from Caterbury Cathedral.
Theatre play
Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) [more information]
Date of transmission
Wednesday 25 March 1964
Time
9.25-10.55pm
Series
Festival
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
George R. Foa
Producer
Peter Luke
Playwright
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Designer
Stuart Durant
Story Editor
Harry Moore
Cast
John BennettTempter / Knight
Steven BerkoffMessenger
John CarsonTempter / Knight
Donald ConlonPriest
Cyril CusackThomas Becket
John DevautAttendant
Camilla HasseChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Grizelda HerveyChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Mary HignettChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Patricia KnealeChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Esmond KnightTempter / Knight
Gordon LangAttendant
Penelope LeeChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Barbara LottChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Hilary MasonChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Alan [or Allan] McClellandPriest
Carolyn PertweeChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Denis QuilleyTempter / Knight
Jeanette RoachChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Iris RussellChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Gladys SpencerChorus, Woman of Canterbury
Lewis StringerPriest
June TobinLeader of Chorus
Veronica TurleighLeader of Chorus
Penny WhittamChorus, Woman of Canterbury

Additional details

Origination
Recorded on location
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Repeated on BBC2 at 8pm on 30 October 1964.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
12th-century setting; Christianity; historical drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 19 March 1964 (Magazine)
Linking notes
cover image; article with illustration, p. 35; listing, p. 39

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