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Thérèse Raquin (BBC-2 1980, Kate Nelligan, Mona Washbourne)

Therese Raquin

Period drama serial. In 19th century France, after her lover kills her husband, Therese Raquin becomes convinced that her late husband’s spirit is stalking her. Caused a slight fuss at the time of its original broadcast because of the frank nature in which the story was dealt with.

The BBC previously mounted this in 1950 as a live production.

production details
UK / BBC2 – London Film Productions / 3×60 minute episodes / AIRDATES: 12 – 26 March 1980

Writer: Philip Mackie / Novel: Emile Zola / Script Editor: Betty Willingale / Music: Patrick Gowers / Producer: Jonathan Powell / Director: Simon Langton

cast
KATE NELLIGAN as Thérèse Raquin
MONA WASHBOURNE as Madame Raquin
BRIAN COX as Laurent
RICHARD PEARSON as Michaud
TIMOTHY BATESON as Grivet
JENNY GALLOWAY as Suzanne
PHILIP BOWEN as Olivier
ALAN RICKMAN as Vidal
KENNETH CRANHAM as Camille
CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN
JANE GURNETT
MICHAEL CULE
STEVEN CROSSLEY
ARTHUR WHYBROW
ZOE HENDRY
CYRIL CONWAY
ROGER OSTIME
JACOB WITKIN