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Daphne Laureola

Summary
1978 Granada Television production of James Bridie’s Daphne Laureola for ITV presented as the third Best Play of the Year in Laurence Olivier’s series.
Theatre play
Daphne Laureola by James Bridie (1888-1951) [more information]
Date of transmission
Sunday 15 January 1978
Time
9.25-11.10pm
Series
Laurence Olivier Presents
Channel
ITV
Production company
Granada Television (1956-)

Credits

Director
Waris Hussein
Producer
Derek Granger
Playwright
James Bridie (1888-1951)
Designer
Peter Phillips
Cast
Clive ArrindelErnest
Gregoire AslanGeorge
Jane CarrMaisie
Sara CleeHelen
Michael CochraneBill
Moyra FraserBored Woman
Willoughby GoddardMr Watson
Basil HensonBored Man
Arthur LoweGooch
Bryan MarshallVincent
David NevilleBob
Laurence OlivierSir Joseph Pitts
Joan PlowrightLady Pitts

Additional details

Play tags
ageing; morality play; tragicomedy

Audiovisual sources

Title
Laurence Olivier Presents. The Collection. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Hindke Wakes. Saturday, Sunday, Monday. Come Back Little Sheba. Daphne Laureola
Notes
Published by Network in 2007

Print sources

Title
A Little Less Hush, Please: Play of the Year 1949 (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Michael Ratcliffe (Author)
Reference
The Times, 14 January 1978, p. 11
Title
Stage Poach (Newspaper article)
Author/creator
Tom Sutcliffe (Author)
Reference
The Guardian, 2 March 1978, p. 12
Notes
Interview with television director Waris Hussein.
Linking notes
passing mention of the production
Title
The Arts! The Best! (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Clive James (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 22 January 1978, p. 27
Title
The Olivier Collection (Newspaper article)
Author/creator
Peter Fiddick (Author)
Reference
The Gaurdian, 3 December 1976, p. 10
Title
TV Times, 12 January 1978 (Magazine)
Linking notes
illustrated listing, p. 39
Title
Weekend Broadcasting: TV Choice (Newspaper article)
Author/creator
Iain Redpath (Author)
Reference
The Times, 14 January 1978, p. 10

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