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28 December 1966 (UK) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Anne-Marie Mallik ... Alice
Freda Dowie ... Nurse
Jo Maxwell Muller ... Alice's Sister (as Jo Maxwell-Muller)
Wilfrid Brambell ... White Rabbit

Alan Bennett ... Mouse

Finlay Currie ... Dodo
Geoffrey Dunn ... Lory
Mark Allington ... Duck
Nicholas Evans ... Eaglet
Julian Jebb ... Young Crab

Michael Redgrave ... Caterpillar (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
John Bird ... Frog Footman
Anthony Trent ... Fish Footman / 2nd Gardener (as Tony Trent)

Leo McKern ... Duchess
Avril Elgar ... Peppercook

Peter Cook ... Mad Hatter

Michael Gough ... March Hare
Wilfrid Lawson ... Dormouse (as Wilfred Lawson)
Gordon Gostelow ... 1st Gardener
Peter Eyre ... Knave of Hearts
Alison Leggatt ... Queen of Hearts

Peter Sellers ... King of Hearts

John Gielgud ... Mock Turtle (as Sir John Gielgud)
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Gryphon
David Battley ... Executioner
Charles Lewsen ... Foreman of the Jury (as Charles Lewson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Idle ... Young Man (uncredited)
Angelo Muscat ... Queen's Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jonathan Miller 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Carroll (novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

Jonathan Miller  teleplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Jonathan Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ravi Shankar 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush 
 
Film Editing by
Pam Bosworth 
 
Production Design by
Julia Trevelyan Oman 
 
Costume Design by
Kenneth Morey 
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Mair .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... dubbing mixer (as Steven Dalby)
John Murphy .... sound recordist
Brian Simmons .... assistant sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Daly .... lighting technician
Sydney Marker .... grip
Phil Meheux .... assistant camera (as Philip Méheux)
 
Editorial Department
Dan Rae .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leon Goossens .... musician: oboe
Ravi Shankar .... musician
 
Other crew
Jean Braid .... title designer
Lewis Carroll .... original drawings: closing credits
Sheila Lally .... assistant to director
Fraser Lowden .... assistant to director (as Frazer Lowden)
Tony Palmer .... assistant to director
 

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72 min (25 fps)
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All the big name stars acted in this program for scale.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the Mock Turtle is singing, the sound does not match up with his lip movements.See more »
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Version of Alice (1990)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A surreal BBC "Wednesday Play", 14 August 2008
Author: Steven Capsuto from United States

This is an experimental TV-movie from the BBC's "Wednesday Play" anthology. That series was always willing to risk trying something different, and this ambitious, low-budget "Alice" is certainly different. I don't exactly *enjoy* this film, but it's certainly fascinating.

I appreciate it as an experiment in what television could do. I admire the cast of iconic and talented Britons who wouldn't normally coincide in the same project: Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Leo McKern (in drag as the Duchess), Michael Redgrave, Peter Cook, Wilfrid Brambell, Alan Bennett, Malcolm Muggeridge, etc.

I also admire the creativity it took to imagine this quintessentially British tale accompanied by Ravi Shankar music.

Some viewers may find the film too creepy and surreal, but the original book is pretty disturbing to begin with. This film is fairly incoherent, but then so is the book, which follows the ever-shifting logic of a dream.

The biggest problem (aside from pacing that now seems too leisurely) is that Miller's production assumes you already know what's going on. For instance, it assumes you know that the two men dressed as... um... men are actually the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle.

In other words, this is an "Alice" for people who are already overdosed on adaptations of "Alice," and who might appreciate a weirdly different take on the familiar story. Or to narrow that audience a bit, people age 12 and up who might appreciate a different take on the story.

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