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Benbow Was His Name


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The story of a Naval action in the West Indies in 1702, told through the literature of the sea and drawn from fact and fiction by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin.

[Starring] Donald Wolfit as Admiral Benbow
with Gordon Jackson as Campbell, John Wood as Captain Kirkby
and Robin Hall, Jimmie Macgregor as The Shantymen
The Company
James Bree, Mark Eden, Gordon Gostelow, Peter Jeffrey, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell
and Denis Quilley as Rutland
with Rose Hill, Betty Hardy, Conrad Monk, Peter Stenson, Andre Boulay, Madge Brindley, The George Mitchell Singers
Concertina played by Alf EdwardsFirst transmission on May 7, 1964
James Bree appears by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Company
See page 52


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Writer/director/producer: Ned Sherrin
Music arranged by: Robin Hall
Music arranged by: Jimmie Macgregor
Music arranged by: Peter Greenwell
Wardrobe supervisor: Jane Roberts
Make-up supervisor: Christine Hillcoat
Designer: Darrol Blake
Director: John Duncan
Production assistant: John Bassett
Admiral Benbow: Donald Wolfit
Campbell: Gordon Jackson
Captain Kirkby: John Wood
Shantyman: Robin Hall
Shantyman: Jimmie Macgregor
The Company: James Bree
The Company: Mark Eden
The Company: Gordon Gostelow
The Company: Peter Jeffrey
The Company: Donald Pickering
The Company: Patrick Newell
Rutland: Denis Quilley
Performer: Betty Hardy
Performer: Conrad Monk
Performer: Peter Stenson
Performer: Andre Boulay
Performer: Madge Brindley
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Concertina: Alf Edwards

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