ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

Tiger at the Gates 

Strenuous efforts to prevent the Trojan War from taking place eventually come to nothing.


Paul Almond


William Bast (adaptation), Christopher Fry (translation) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
John Bonney ... Prince Paris
Peter Bull ... Demokos
Barbara Chilcott Barbara Chilcott ... Cassandra
Noel Coleman Noel Coleman ... Busiris
Robert Desmond Robert Desmond ... Topman
Robert Eddison ... King Priam
Charles Gray ... Ulysses
Christopher Guinee Christopher Guinee ... Messenger
Carole Lesley ... Helen Of Troy
Keith Michell ... Prince Hector
Richard Palmer Richard Palmer ... Prince Troilus
Bryan Pringle ... Ajax
Keith Pyott ... Mathematician
Brian Rawlinson Brian Rawlinson ... Olpides
Jeanette Sterke ... Andromache


Strenuous efforts to prevent the Trojan War from taking place eventually come to nothing.

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Comedy | Drama



Release Date:

25 October 1960 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "Tiger at the Gates" by Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Christopher Fry, opened at the Plymouth Theater in New York on October 3, 1955, ran for 224 performances and was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »


Version of Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt (1964) See more »

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