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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Version of Dorian Grays Portræt (1910) See more »

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Absolutely Brilliant!!!
13 October 2007 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

I will always think of Mr. Firth as Dorian Gray, if I live to be 100.

Perfectly acted and directed, bringing Oscar Wilde's insight, wit and humor alive with an absolute and utter perfection unusual in television.

More proof that the BBC more than makes up in talent what it doesn't always have in money.

A must have for all Wilde fans-and indeed for everyone else. Inspired and perfected, every one of the actors looked exactly right for the role and every shot was well done.

By the end I found that I loved every single character in a way that no other movie of the type had ever inspired. Watch it, then try to watch another version. It's just not the same, is it?

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