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

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

« Prev | 259 of 521 Episodes | Next »


Overview

User Rating:
8.0/10   379 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Director:
Writers:
George Orwell (novel)
Nigel Kneale (adapted as a television play by) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Nineteen Eighty-Four on IMDbPro.
Original Air Date:
12 December 1954 (Season 5, Episode 50)
Genre:
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 »
User Reviews:
If you've never seen this, the greatest filmed version.... See more (13 total) »

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
120 min | UK:107 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: When Winston Smith presses the door shut after departing Parsons, the entire set wall wobbles.See more »
Quotes:
Winston Smith:The rats had... Oh, God!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of 1984 (1984)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
If you've never seen this, the greatest filmed version...., 7 April 2007
Author: wnstn_hmltn (wnstn_hmltn@yahoo.com) from United States

.....feel free to contact wnstn_hmltn@yahoo.com for a copy. Teaming the ultimate speculative-fiction scenarist (Nigel Kneale) with two of the most monumental actors to have ever had a command of the Queen's English (Peter Cushing and Andre Morell) has resulted in a dynamic trio striking this unflinching rendition of the Orwell classic with sparks aplenty. Later to become living legends over at Hammer Films (particularly Cushing), it was this momentous pairing of Morell and Cushing that led the Hammer powers-that-be to reunite them seven years later in the truly remarkable "Cash on Demand" (see my review). The lovely, inscrutable Yvonne Mitchell acquits herself well as Cushing's forbidden love interest, and the atmosphere of foreboding and dread is so thick you could cut it. Last but not least, watching Kneale apply his inimitable touch to Orwell's concepts is a tremendously exciting foretaste of the wholly original yarns he would later spin ("Quatermass," etc. ) A superlative production all the way around.....don't miss it!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (13 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre" (1950)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
1984 in region 0!! pparker-8
available via p2p r-c-s
Was this a hammer film greayson_uk
See more »

Related Links

Main series Episode guide Full cast and crew
Company credits External reviews IMDb TV section
IMDb Drama section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.