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The Friday Play


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The Importance of Being Earnest
A trivial comedy for serious people by OSCAR WILDE, in the original four-act version edited by OWEN DUDLEY-EDWARDS. With Gwendolen Fairfax Canon Chasuble and Music composed and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (R)


Edited By: Owen Dudley-Edwards.
Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
John Worthing: Richard Pasco
Algernon Moncrieff: Jeremy Clyde
The Hon: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Cecily Cardew: Prunella Scales
The Rev: Maurice Denham
Miss Prism: Sylvia Coleridge
Lady Bracknell: Fabia Drake
Mr Gribsby: Gerald Cross
Lane: Richard Burnett
Merriman: Jonathan Scott

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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