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L’Aiglon

Summary
1953 BBC live studio presentation of Edmond Rostand’s historical drama L’Aiglon.
Theatre play
The Eaglet [L’Aiglon] by Edmond Rostand (1868-1918) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 12 April 1953
Time
8.40-approx. 10.40pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Rudolph Cartier
Playwright
Edmond Rostand (1868-1918)
Adapted for Television by
Clemence Dane (1888-1965)
Translator
Clemence Dane (1888-1965)
Music
Richard Addinsell
Conductor
Muir Mathieson
Sets / Settings
Barry Learoyd
Choreographer
Tutte Lemkow
Dancer
Robert Harrold
Dancer
Tutte Lemkow
Dancer
Norman McDowell
Dancer
Ronald Yerrell
Cast
Maxine AudleyThe Archduchess
Ann Cherry
Ian ColinFrench Attaché
William Devlin (1911-1987)General Hartmann
Gavin Dyer
John GabrielGentz
Ann Gow
Charles HodgsonTiburce de Lorget
Wilfred [or Wilfrid] LawsonFlambeau
Frank Lloyd
Eric MessiterMarmont
Alexis Milne
Henry Oscar (1891-1969)Count Sedlinsky
Eileen PeelMarie-Louise
Conrad PhillipsOfficer
Roderick Robertson
Milton RosmerFranz I
Sheila Shand-GibbsThérèse de Lorget
Neil Sieler
Peggy SimpsonFanny Elssler
Martin StarkieFranz, Duke of Reichstadt
MacGregor UrquhartOld Peasant
Margot van der BurghCountess Camerata
André Van GyseghemMetternich
Peter WyngardeProkesch
Raymond YoungCount Bombelles

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 7.00pm on Thursday 16 April 1953.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
19th-century setting; France, as theme or setting; French drama; historical drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 10 April 1953 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing and photo, p. 14; article by Clemence Dane, ‘L’Aiglon After Fifty Years’, p. 7

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