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The Emperor Jones

Summary
1938 BBC studio production of Eugene O’Neill’s drama The Emperor Jones.
Theatre play
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O’Neill [more information]
Date of transmission
Wednesday 11 May 1938
Time
3.00pm (60 mins)
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Dallas Bower (1907-1999)
Playwright
Eugene O’Neill
Cast
Robert Adams
Frederick Burtwell
Irene Howe

Additional details

Origination
Live from studio
Vision original
Monochrome
Later transmissions
Presented again at 9.15pm on Friday 13 May
Extant status
No archival copy is known to exist.
Play tags
American drama; crime; race relations; West Indies, as theme or setting

Print sources

Title
Radio Times, 6 May 1938 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 18 and article, p. 17
Title
Televised Drama and Ballet: The Use of Shadows (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 16 May 1938, p. 12
Title
Television Drama: A New Art? (Newspaper article)
Author/creator
Marie Seton (Author)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 22 July 1938, p. 11

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