BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
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Nineteen Eighty-Four 

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director:

Rudolph Cartier

Writers:

George Orwell (novel), Nigel Kneale (adapted as a television play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith
André Morell ... O'Brien
Yvonne Mitchell ... Julia Dixon
Donald Pleasence ... Syme
Arnold Diamond ... Emmanuel Goldstein
Campbell Gray Campbell Gray ... Parsons
Hilda Fenemore Hilda Fenemore ... Mrs. Parsons
Pamela Grant Pamela Grant ... Parsons Girl
Keith Davis Keith Davis ... Parsons Boy
Janet Barrow Janet Barrow ... Woman Supervisor
Norman Osborne Norman Osborne ... First Youth
Tony Lyons Tony Lyons ... Second Youth
Malcolm Knight Malcolm Knight ... Third Youth
John Baker John Baker ... First Man
Victor Platt Victor Platt ... Second Man
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Storyline

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1954 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£3,249 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

In the canteen, after Winston has said goodbye to Syme, the camera settles back on him and moves forward, bumping into the dining table in the process. See more »

Quotes

Winston Smith: The rats had... Oh, God!
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Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) See more »

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Please !!!
3 September 2005 | by exadxSee all my reviews

Since these posts are relatively old, maybe there could have been a DVD or VHS release in the meantime. I'm a 1984 addict and if anyone has heard stg about it, could he please let me know. Serious 61, does your offer still hold?. If the answer is yes, I'm interested.

I collect everything linked with dystopia, books, of course, but also movies. If you have some suggestions, it would be very helpful

And I would be very grateful.

It goes without saying that 1984 is way above the others dystopia novels (Brave New World, We, Farenheit 451 etc..) in my opinion, but I'll sturdily

stand by Orwell 'til my last breath


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