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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


Author: Karel Capek
Adapted and produced by: Jan Bussell
English translation: Paul Selver
Setting: 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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