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The Lady’s not for Burning

Summary
1950 BBC live studio production of Christopher Fry’s verse drama The Lady’s not for Burning, based on the recent production at the Globe Theatre directed by John Gielgud and Esmé Percy.
Theatre play
The Lady’s not for Burning by Christopher Fry (1907-2005) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 12 March 1950
Time
8.30-10.00pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
George More O’Ferrall (1907-1982)
Theatre Director
John Gielgud
Theatre Director
Esmé Percy
Playwright
Christopher Fry (1907-2005)
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd ('television settings by’)
Costumes
Oliver Messel
Cast
Pamela BrownJennet Jourdemayne
Richard BurtonRichard
Alec ClunesThomas Mendip
David EvansNicholas Devize
Richard LeechHumphrey Devize
Eliot MakehamChaplain
Carol MarshAlizon Eliot
Nora [or Norah] NicholsonMargaret Devize
Esmé PercyMatthew Skipps
Harcourt Williams (1880-1957)Hebble Tyson

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 8.30pm on Thursday 16 March 1950.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
15th-century setting; comedy; verse drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 10 March 1950 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 46; illustrated article by Lionel Hale, ‘A Jewelled Comedy in Verse’, p. 45; article, p. 44
Title
Television: Mr Dimbleby’s Cough (Magazine review)
Author/creator
Harold Hobson (Author)
Reference
The Listener, 23 March 1950, p. 534
Linking notes
review and production photograph

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