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The Lark

Summary
This BBC production of Jean Anouilh’s The Lark, a play about the life and trial of Joan of Arc, was accompanied by a radio version (with a different cast) broadcast on the BBC Third Programme on the afternoon of the same day.
Theatre play
The Lark [L’Alouette] by Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 11 November 1956
Time
8.30pm
Series
Sunday-Night Theatre
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Julian Amyes
Playwright
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)
Translator
Christopher Fry (1907-2005)
Designer
Norman James
Cast
Anne AllanQueen Yolande
John ArnattBeauchamp, Earl of Warwick
Michael CaineBoudousse
David CooteJoan’s Brother
Patricia CreeAgnes Sorel
Michael GoodliffeThe Inquisitor
Robert HarrisCauchon, Bishop of Beauvais
Betty HendersonJoan’s Mother
Alastair HunterRobert de Beaudricourt, Squire of Vaucouleurs
Reginald JessupAn English Soldier
Peter LambertBrother Ladvenu
Myra LowdonThe Young Queen
Hazel PenwardenJoan
Llewellyn ReesArchbishop of Rheims
Michael RipperThe Promoter
Anthony SagarJoan’s Father
John SaundersCharles, the Dauphin
Gregory ScottThe Hangman
Charles StapleyM. de la Tremouille

Additional details

Play tags
French drama; historical drama

Audiovisual sources

Title
The Lark (BBC, 1956)
Archive
BBC Information and Archives [more information]
Address

White City
London
UK

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8008 2288

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/informationandarchives/

Access

BBC Information and Archives is not open to the public.

Print sources

Title
BBC Drama Seen at its Best: Anouilh’s The Lark (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 12 November 1956, p. 5
Title
Effortless Efforts (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Maurice Richardson (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 18 November 1956, p. 13
Title
Radio Times, 9 November 1956 (Magazine)
Linking notes
pp. 14-15
Title
The Lost Ones (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
G. A. Olden (Reviewer)
Reference
The Irish Times, 15 November 1956, p. 8

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