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The Alchemist

Summary
1961 BBC production of The Alchemist by Ben Jonson, ‘from the Midlands’, as noted in the Radio Times.
Theatre play
The Alchemist by Ben Jonson [more information]
Date of transmission
Monday 29 May 1961
Time
9.20-10.50pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Peter Dews
Playwright
Ben Jonson
Designer
Charles Carroll
Cast
Colin Campbell
Mary Chester
Roger Croucher
Alan DobieFace
Peter DuguidKastril
Thomas GallagherSir Epicure Mammon
Tony GarnettDame Pliant
Murray Gilmore
Timothy Harley
Topsy Jane
Loelia Kidd
Henry Manning
William MervynLovewit
Edward PetherbridgeDapper
Patsy RowlandsDoll Common
Terry ScullyAbel Drugger
Monica Stewart
Isobel Swan
John WarnerSubtle
David WilliamAnanlas
Jerome WillisPertinax Surly

Additional details

Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
17th-century setting; comedy; Jacobean drama

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 25 May 1961 (Magazine)
Linking notes
article, p. 21; listing, p. 23

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