BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray 

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

Director:

John Gorrie

Writers:

Oscar Wilde (by), John Osborne (dramatised by)
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Episode complete credited cast:
John Gielgud ... Lord Henry Wotton
Jeremy Brett ... Basil Hallward
Gwen Ffrangcon Davies ... Lady Agatha
Nan Munro Nan Munro ... Duchess of Harley
Mark Dignam ... Lord Fermor
Michael Barrington ... Mr. Erskine
Judi Bowker ... Sibyl Vane
Gillian Raine Gillian Raine ... Mrs. Vane
Nicholas Ball ... James Vane
Lawrence Davidson Lawrence Davidson ... Victor
Reginald Barratt Reginald Barratt ... Mr. Hubbard
Paul Greenhalgh Paul Greenhalgh ... Francis
Nicholas Clay ... Alan Campbell
Peter Firth ... Dorian Gray
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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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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1976 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 enubriusSee 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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