BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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Ross, it seems, is just an ordinary airman in the RAF, albeit more private, more of a loner, than most. But why is he so alarmingly scarred, and who is he, really?

Director:

Cedric Messina

Writers:

William Emms (adaptation), Terence Rattigan (play)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian McKellen ... Ross / T.E. Lawrence
Charles Gray ... Field-Marshall Allenby
Barrie Ingham ... Auda Abu Tayi
John Bennett ... Turkish General
Martin Jarvis ... Aircraftman Dickinson
Edward Fox ... Flt. Lieutenant Stoker
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Aircraftman Parsons
Michael Robbins ... Flt. Sergeant Thompson
Anthony Hall Anthony Hall ... Aircraftman Evans
John Sterland ... The Lecturer
Michael Bates ... Ronald Storrs
John Westbrook ... Brigadier General Barrington
David Spenser David Spenser ... Hamed
Kim Fortune Kim Fortune ... Rashid
Oliver Cotton ... Turkish Captain
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Ross, it seems, is just an ordinary airman in the RAF, albeit more private, more of a loner, than most. But why is he so alarmingly scarred, and who is he, really?

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1970 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The New York production of "Ross" by Terence Rattigan opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York on December 21, 1956 and ran for 159 performances. See more »

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An Excellent Production.
18 April 2002 | by gratian-2See all my reviews

I saw this piece when it was first screened in 1970/71. It sticks in my mind, even now, as a tremendous piece of work. It inspired me to read the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It was one of a number of productions screened at about the same period which first drew my attention to the work of Sir Ian McKellan, an actor for whom I have the greatest admiration. I would give a lot to be able to see again this production and the other televised pieces in which McKellan played.


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