BBC Play of the Month: Season 12, Episode 1

The Picture of Dorian Gray (19 Sep. 1976)

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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.



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Episode cast overview:
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ...
Nan Munro ...
Mark Dignam ...
Lord Fermor
Michael Barrington ...
Gillian Raine ...
Nicholas Ball ...
Lawrence Davidson ...
Reginald Barratt ...
Mr. Hubbard
Paul Greenhalgh ...
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

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Lord Fermor: Why can't American women stay in their own country? They keep telling us it's a woman's paradise.
Lord Henry Wotton: It appears to be. That is why, like Eve, they are so anxious to get out of it.
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Marvelously acted adaptation uniting two superb writers
28 May 2002 | by (Cocoa, Florida) – See all my reviews

Playwright John Osborne's (Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer) dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's only novel positively revels in the homosexual subtext of the original, perhaps too much so. Nonetheless, the dialogue, the acting, with a cast headed by Sir John Gielgud & Jeremy Brett, and the brilliantly cerebral production (marred only by a "too quick" ending) make this worth the while of any lover of Theater, with a capital "T".

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