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Saving the Rose Theatre

Synopsis
Television current affairs programme presented by Trevor Phillips. The campaign to save the site of the Rose Theatre, recently discovered on London’s South Bank during constructions for an office block. Protests resulted in a revised plan for a large span to be placed over the site, allowing public access, but with piles due to be driven through parts of the foundations, the protests continued. Interviewees featured during the programme include Charlton Heston, Peter Hall and Ian McKellen.
Series
London Programme
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2 Jun 1989 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
26 mins

Credits

Director
Nick Metcalfe
Producer
Nick Metcalfe
Contributor
Charlton Heston; Ian McKellen; James Fox; Peter Hall; Timothy Dalton; Trevor Phillips; Vanessa Redgrave

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rose Theatre (Bankside)

Notes

Notes
The BFI National Archive holds several television news items on the Rose Theatre story, mostly very brief, from 12 May-17 July 1989.

Production Company

Name

London Weekend Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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