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The Servant

Summary
1953 BBC live studio production of Marcelle Maurette’s historical drama about Joan of Arc, The Servant.
Theatre play
The Servant by Marcelle Maurette (1909-1972) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 28 June 1953
Time
8.50-10.30pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Douglas Allen
Playwright
Marcelle Maurette (1909-1972)
Designer
Barry Learoyd
Movement
Lydia Sokolova
Cast
Pamela AlanJoan
James BeattiePage / Tailor
Stephen Boyd
Edgar K. BruceNicholas Loyseleur
Peter Copley (1915-2008)Monseigneur Peter Cauchon
David EndersBrother Maurice
Lee FoxFather Richard
John GlenNarrator
Paul HomerGilles de Rais
Emrys LeyshonDuc d’Alencon
Marjorie ManningMother
Jonathan MeddingsCharles VII
Brian Moorehead
Conrad Phillips
Philip RayFather
Natasha SokolovaA Drab
Job Stewart
Anthony ViccarsEnglish Herald / D’Aulon
George Woodbridge
Arthur YoungMonseigneur the Grand Chancellor

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 7.15pm on Thursday 2 July 1953.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
15th-century setting; France, as theme or setting; French drama; historical drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 26 June 1953 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing and article by H. J. Hunt, ‘Joan, Woman of France’, p. 14

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