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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Summary
1948 BBC live studio production for Christmas Day of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, an adaptation of Herbert M. Prentice’s play.
Theatre play
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Herbert M. Prentice [more information]
Date of transmission
Saturday 25 December 1948
Time
8.30-10.15pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
John Glyn-Jones
Playwright
Herbert M. Prentice
Adapted for Television by
John Glyn-Jones
Original Book by
Lewis Carroll
Music
Alfred Reynolds
Orchestra Directed by
Alfred Reynolds
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd
Dances Arranged by
Sheila Rawle
Cast
Archie AngusFive of Spades
Sybil ArundaleQueen of Hearts
Margaret BartonAlice
Bruce BelfrageKing of Hearts
Gordon BellMock Turtle
Dennis BowenGryphon
Ann CodringtonWhite Queen
Derek EnsorSeven of Spades
Louise HamptonRed Queen
James HayterTweedledee
Jack HowarthHumpty-Dumpty
Roddy HughesWhite Rabbit
Ray JamesTwo of Spades
James McKechnieLewis Carroll
Cameron MillerCaterpillar
Anthony OliverMarch Hare
Victor PlattKnave of Hearts
Walter PlingeThe Frog Footman
Charles RolfeCarpenter
Beatrice RoweCook
Harold ScottWhite King
Anthony SharpWhite Knight
Morris SwedenCheshire Cat
Stewart VartanExecutioner / Walrus
Charles WadeDormouse
Ian WallaceTweedledum
Olive WalterDuchess
Robert WebberMad Hatter

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 3.00pm on Thursday 30 December 1948.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
adaptation of novel; fantasy

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 24 December 1948 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 34; article, p. 33

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