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The Gambler (BBC-2 1968 with Edith Evans, Maurice Roeves, Philip Madoc)

UK | BBC Two

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 2 | AIRDATES: 17-24 February 1968

WRITER: John Hopkins | NOVEL: Dostoyevsky | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Sally Hulke / PRODUCER: David Conroy | DIRECTOR: Michael Ferguson

Period drama serial The Gambler was based on Dostoyevsky’s novel about a gambling addict who quickly ruins himself at the gaming tables.

The ageing Dame Edith Evans took all the plaudits though despite a cast that also included Corin Redgrave and Philip Madoc.
cast
EDITH EVANS as Grandmamma
MAURICE ROEVES as Alexei
PHILIP MADOC as Marquiz de Grieux
CORIN REDGRAVE as Mr Astley
LISA DANIELY as Mlle Blanche
GEORGINA WARD as Polina
GEORGE ROMANOV as Baron
FAY BURA as Baroness
ROSE POWER as Martha
JOHN PHILLIPS as The General
HARRY HUTCHINSON as Poptapych
MARY HUNTINGTON as Maria Fillipovna
CLAIRE MAINE as Mme de Cominges
TONY SOMERS as First Croupier
JOHN SLAVID as Second Croupier





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