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Vanity Fair: Episode 1


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by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Adapted for television in six weekly instalments by Constance Cox and Ian Dallas.
[Starring] Joyce Redman and Alan Badel
The action takes place in Miss Pinkerton's Academy, Chiswick Malt, Almack's Club, St. James's, Mr. Sedley's house, Russell Square, Vauxhall Gardens and Sir Pitt Crawley's London house, Gt. Gaunt Street.
Time 1813


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Adapter: Constance Cox
Adapter: Ian Dallas
Producer: Campbell Logan
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Sambo: Joseph Layode
Miss Pinkerton's maid: Audrey Nicholson
Miss Saitire: Felicity Askew
Miss Swartz: Maxine Holden
Miss Laura Martin: Stella Riley
Other young ladies: Pamela Buck
Other young ladies: Jill Manderson
Other young ladies: Virginia Thomas
Miss Jemima Pinkerton: Helena Pickard
Miss Barbara Pinkerton: Dorothy Black
Becky Sharp: Joyce Redman
Amelia Sedley: Petra Davies
Young Officer: Vincent Hitchcock
George Osborne: David Peel
Rawdon Crawley: Alan Badel
Captain Dobbin: Derek Blomfield
John Sedley: Graham Stuart
Mrs John Sedley: Marian Spencer
Joseph Sedley: Jack Mat
Ballad seller: Gwenda Ewen
Waiter at Vauxhall Gardens: Jack Howarth
Sir Pitt Crawley: Lloyd Pearson
Tinker: Marjorie Forsyth
Other parts played by: Terry Baker
Other parts played by: Alexander Beaumont
Other parts played by: Anne Marryott
Other parts played by: Naomi Moir
Other parts played by: Richard Price

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Vanity Fair: Episode 1

BBC Television, 23 August 1957 22.00

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