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Cor, Blimey!

Synopsis
Television drama written by Terry Johnson based on the real-life love affair between Sid James and Barbara Windsor set against the backdrop of the production of the Carry On films. Barbara Windsor was to take part in a stage production of Twelfth Night for the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1976, the year of James’ death. The programme recreates the production in rehearsal in a scene lasting c3 mins. Includes Windsor Davies as Sir Toby Belch, Kelly Bright as Viola and Alan Cox as Orsino rehearsing Act II iv. Barbara Windsor does not speak.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
24 Apr 2000 at 21:00 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
110 mins

Credits

Director
Terry Johnson
Producer
Margaret Mitchell
Cinematographer
Paul Wheeler
Writer
Terry Johnson
Cast
Kellie BrightViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Alan CoxOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Geoffrey HutchingsSid James
Samantha SpiroBarbara Windsor
Windsor DaviesSir Toby Belch

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals

Notes

Awards
The drama is based on Terry Johnson’s stage play which won an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 1999.

Production Company

Name

Company Pictures

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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