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Old Mr. Lear

Synopsis
Radio play by Dudley Evans broadcast in the ‘Saturday Matinee’ slot. The list of dramatis personae and title of this radio drama suggest that it is based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Series
Saturday Matinee
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Oct 1950 at 16:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
50 mins
Availability
No archive copy found (2007)

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
Dudley Evans
Cast
Anthony JacobsNathaniel Lear
David Kossoff 
Denise Bryer 
Dorothy Smith 
Ella MilneGertrude Dukes (nee Lear)
Elsa PalmerMrs. Crosby
Eric AndersonConrad Earle
Gabrielle Blunt 
Gladys SpencerMatilda, Gertrude’s maid
Joan HartConstance Lear, his daughter
Joan MathesonRosamund Earle, Nathaniel’s second daughter
John TurnbullSilas Surridge
Margaret Vines 
Marjorie Westbury 
Peter CokeFrank Kingsley
Richard HurndallAustin Dukes
Ronald Sidney 
Stanley Groome 
Susan Richards 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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