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Rosemary - ITV Play 1963

Rosemary (1963)

Rosemary - ITV Play 1963

The end of a summer; pale sky; white sand; a small tent - enter small, immaculate, dapper Teddy singing "By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!" Not the beginning of a musical but of Molly Kazan's comedy Rosemary.

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The Search Party

The Search Party (1951)

The Search Party

Another 'lost' BBC play from the early days of television. In this uproarious satire, an unhinged anarchist settles in a small Irish community, setting off a series of increasingly ridiculous events.

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Shout Aloud Salvation

Shout Aloud Salvation (1951)

Shout Aloud Salvation

This BBC Sunday Night Theatre presentation, broadcast on 15 April 1951, tells the story of two young women dispatched towards the latter part of the 19th century to introduce the Salvation Army into a bleak northern town.

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The Silent Village

The Silent Village (1951)

The Silent Village

Seven tourists arrive and gather in a deserted inn. The dinner lies half-prepared in the kitchen. Cards lie on a bridge table. A tap is running aimlessly, overflowing the bath, and yet there is not a living soul in sight.

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The Sin Shifter

The Sin Shifter (1962)

The Sin Shifter

A pearl trader and a priest-both fighting for the use of the same hall-one for a casino, the other for a church. Rose becomes the unwilling pawn in this battle between sacred and profane in a small Australian town.

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Strange Interlude

Strange Interlude (1958)

Strange Interlude

Eugene O'Neill's controversial five-hour play, an exploration of loose morals and their consequences, was banned in many theatres. Produced by the BBC in 1958 in two parts, it used an experimental technique that is today commonplace

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