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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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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith

André Morell ... O'Brien (as Andre Morell)
Yvonne Mitchell ... Julia

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 ... The Telescreen Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Roy Oxley ... Big Brother (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Rudolph Cartier 
 
Writing credits
George Orwell (novel)

Nigel Kneale (adapted as a television play by)

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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Runtime:
120 min
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When first screened by the BBC there were numerous public complaints and these led to questions being asked in the House of CommonsSee more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the canteen, after Winston has said goodbye to Syme, the camera settles back on him and moves forward, bumping into the dining table in the process.See more »
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0 out of 1 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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