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King Oedipus 

Resolving the riddle of the Sphinx makes Oedipus the king of Thebes, but he also resolves another mystery - and it destroys him.

Director:

Alan Bridges

Writers:

Sophocles (play), E.F. Watling (translated by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Holm ... Oedipus
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ... Jocasta
Alan Webb Alan Webb ... Teiresias
Anthony Bate ... Creon
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Prime Minister
George Coulouris ... Shepherd
Alfred Hoffman Alfred Hoffman ... Archbishop
Peter Elliott Peter Elliott ... Priest
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... Priest
Andreas Markos Andreas Markos ... Priest
Alan Rowe Alan Rowe ... Ambassador from Corinth
Paul Alexis Paul Alexis ... Soldier
Ahmed Khalil Ahmed Khalil ... Soldier
Philip Ryan Philip Ryan ... Soldier
Patricia Moore Patricia Moore ... Lady Secretary
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Storyline

Resolving the riddle of the Sphinx makes Oedipus the king of Thebes, but he also resolves another mystery - and it destroys him.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1972 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Oedipus the King (1968) See more »

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