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Harlequinade

Summary
1953 BBC live studio production of Terence Rattigan’s one-act farce Harlequinade.
Theatre play
Harlequinade by Terence Rattigan (1911-1977) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 14 June 1953
Time
9.00-10.05pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Hal Burton
Playwright
Terence Rattigan (1911-1977)
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd
Cast
Derek BlomfieldFirst Halberdier
Godfrey BondGeorge Chudleigh
James BreeTom Palmer
Howard DouglasMr Burton
Henryetta EdwardsJoyce Langland
Mary EllisEdna Selby
John KnightJohnny
Marie LöhrDame Maud Gosport
Viola LyelMiss Fishlock
Shaun NobleFred Ingram
Anthony OliverJack Wakefield
Robert PercevalPoliceman
Eric PortmanArthur Gosport
Brian RoperSecond Halberdier
Thelma RubyMuriel Palmer

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Notes
The three leading players - Marie Lohr, Eric Portman and Mary Ellis - created their roles in the 1948 premiere of the play.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
comedy; farce; theatre or acting, as theme

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 12 June 1953 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing and photogrqph, p. 14

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