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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

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A play by Karel Capek.
Adapted and produced for television by Jan Bussell from the English translation by Paul Selver.
The action takes place on a remote island between 1980 and 1990


Karel Capek
Adapted and produced by:
Jan Bussell
English translation:
Paul Selver
Barry Learoyd
Harry Domain, General Manager for Rossum's Universal Robots:
Antony Eustrel
Dr. Gall, Head of the Physiological Department, R.U.R.:
Eugene Leahy
Dr. Hetman Chief Engineer for R.U.R.:
Derek Tansley
Jacob Berman, Managing Director, R.U.R.:
Maurice Bannister
Alquist, Clerk of the Works, R.U.R.:
John Stuart
Helena Glory, Daughter of Professor Glory, of Oxbridge University:
Pamela Stirling
Emma, her maid:
Evelyn Moore
Marius, a robot:
John Baker
Sulla, a robotess:
Joy Adamson
Radius, a robot:
Patrick Troughton
Primus, a robot:
Dermot Palmer
Helena, a robotess:
Viola Merrett
Other robot:
Denis Fraser
Other robot:
David March
Other robot:
David Scase
Other robot:
Dudley Williams

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