No Man’s Land (ITV 1978, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson)

No Man's Land ITV 1978 Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud

In Harold Pinter play No Man’s Land a famous writer and a poet discover they have something in common. The production offers up a fabulous chance to see two thespian giants on screen together and the plot itself is typical Pinter meets Dennis Potter, the grubby Spooner is invited into the home of the eccentric writer Hirst who is watched over by a pair of tough bodyguards.

The TV Times of the week had a nice two page feature on the production. Richardson and Gielgud had performed the play together at the National Theatre in 1975 and then on Broadway.

John Gielgud as Spooner
Ralph Richardson as Hirst
Michael Kitchen as Foster
Terence Rigby as Briggs

crew details
Writer: Harold Pinter
Executive Producer: Derek Granger
Production Design: Peter Phillips
Director: Julian Aymes

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – Granada
Duration: 1×90 minute episode
Aired From: 3 October 1978

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