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The Rough and Ready Lot

Summary
1959 BBC Television production of The Rough and Ready Lot by Alun Owen. The end credits of the recording extant in the BBC’s archive note that ‘This production was originally staged by the 59 Theatre Company at the Lyric Opera House, Hammersmith’.
Theatre play
The Rough and Ready Lot by Alun Owen [more information]
Date of transmission
Tuesday 22 September 1959
Time
8.00-9.35pm
Channel
BBC Television
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Casper Wrede
Television Production by
Casper Wrede
Theatre Director
Casper Wrede
Playwright
Alun Owen
Adapted for Television by
Charles Lawrence
Designer
Malcolm Pride
Cast
Patrick AllenCaptain O’Keefe
June BrownChica
Rupert DaviesThe Colonel
Alan DobieCaptain Morgan
Wilfred GroveIndian Soldier
Ronald HarwoodPablo
Jack MacGowranCaptain Kelly
Helen MontagueIndian Girl

Additional details

Play tags
19th-century setting; Christianity; Roman Catholicism; South America, as theme or setting

Audiovisual sources

Title
The Rough and Ready Lot (BBC, 1959)
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
No Hearthrug Hustings (Newspaper review)
Author/creator
Maurice Richardson (Reviewer)
Reference
The Observer, 27 September 1959, p. 15A
Title
Radio Times, 18 September 1959 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing and article
Title
Rough and Ready Lot Does Not Quite Succeed (Newspaper review of stage production)
Author/creator
Philip Hope-Wallace (Reviewer)
Reference
The Manchester Guardian, 2 June 1959, p. 5
Title
The Rough and Ready Lot on Television (Newspaper review)
Reference
The Times, 23 September 1959, p. 13

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