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Caesar’s Friend

Summary
1954 BBC live studio production of the religious drama Caesar’s Friend by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah.
Theatre play
Caesar’s Friend by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 11 April 1954
Time
8.40-10.10pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Director
Julian Amyes
Producer
Ian Atkins
Playwright
Campbell Dixon
Playwright
Dermot Morrah
Sets / Settings
James Bould
Cast
Robert Atkins (1886-1972)Caiaphas
Richard CaldicotBalbus
Patrick [Pat] ConnorSecond Decurion
Rosalie CrutchleyMary
Hugh DavidJoseph of Arimathea
Arnold DiamondMalchus
Robert EddisonPontius Pilate
Philip GuardLucius Licinius Cotta
Kenneth HaighJudas
Clement HamelinCountryman
Walter HuddAnnas
Harry LaneFirst Decurion
Brigid LenihanMarcella
Hugh MunroDamon
Donald PleasanceGasmaliel
Margaretta ScottClaudia Procula
John SharplinPeter
Margot van der BurghZillah
Leonard WilliamsRoman Sentry

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 9.25pm on Thursday 15 April 1954.
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
ancient Rome and colonies; biblical stories; Christianity; religion, as theme or subject

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 9 April 1954 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing and caption, p. 14

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