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"BBC Sunday-Night Theatre" Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

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Writers:
George Orwell (novel)
Nigel Kneale (adapted as a television play by) ...
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Original Air Date:
12 December 1954 (Season 5, Episode 50)
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Plot:
George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith

André Morell ... O'Brien

Yvonne Mitchell ... Julia Dixon

Donald Pleasence ... Syme

Arnold Diamond ... Emmanuel Goldstein
Campbell Gray ... Parsons
Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Parsons
Pamela Grant ... Parsons Girl
Keith Davis ... Parsons Boy
Janet Barrow ... Woman Supervisor
Norman Osborne ... First Youth
Tony Lyons ... Second Youth
Malcolm Knight ... Third Youth
John Baker ... First Man
Victor Platt ... Second Man
Van Boolen ... Barman
Wilfrid Brambell ... Old Man / Thin Prisoner
Leonard Sachs ... Mr. Charrington
Sydney Bromley ... Waiter
Janet Joye ... Canteen Woman
Harry Lane ... Guard
Richard Williams ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nigel Kneale ... Telescreen Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Oxley ... Big Brother (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rudolph Cartier 
 
Writing credits
George Orwell (novel)

Nigel Kneale (adapted as a television play by)

George Orwell 

Produced by
Rudolph Cartier .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Hotchkis 
 
Production Design by
Barry Learoyd 
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Kine .... models and effects
Bernard Wilkie .... models and effects
 
Music Department
John Hotchkis .... conductor
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
120 min | UK:107 min
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Trivia:
Following remarks by the Duke of Edinburgh that he and the Queen had "thoroughly enjoyed" the broadcast, the live repeat, four days later, attracted the largest television audience since the Coronation.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Winston Smith returns to his workstation and puts his glasses on in the first minutes of the film, a microphone boom shadow is clearly visible,See more »
Quotes:
Winston Smith:The rats had... Oh, God!See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A lot better than I'd expected it would be., 6 August 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the fourth and probably the best version of "1984" that I have seen. There's a decent version with Edmund O'Brien that is hard to find, one made for TV ("Studio One") and the more recent version with Richard Harris and John Hurt but for me, this made for TV British version is best for three main reasons. First, Peter Cushing was a dandy actor and did a fine job. Second, the book was set in London and the British accents made it work better than the American versions. Third, despite the very, very small budget, the cheap sets worked just fine--as they were able to provide an appropriate level of greyness for the story. A bigger budget really couldn't have helped in this way. Overall, it's well worth seeing and is available for free download at archive.org--a website frequently linked to IMDb.

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