TV Adventure Story (BBC 1961, Sean Connery, William Russell) Published 3 years ago on June 20, 2016 Adventure Story was a production of Terence Rattigan’s 1949 stage play which was previously mounted by the BBC in 1950 but here given a more prestigious treatment and larger budget. The story basically told the life story of Alexander The Great from his triumphant conquest of Persia to his death with particular emphasis on his loneliness and insecurities. His unwavering vision of a whole world ruled by him meant, like any power mad despot, he didn’t have much time for personal relationships. Sean Connery, a year before becoming Bond, was given the lead as Alexander and the cast also starring future Doctor Who companion William Russell. production details UK / BBC / 1×100 minute episode / Broadcast 12 June 1961 in black and white Writer:Terence Rattigan / Production Design: Clifford Hatts / Producer: Rudolph Cartier cast SEAN CONNERY as Alexander, King of Macedon WILLIAM RUSSELL as Hephaestion LYNDON BROOK as Philotas WILLIAM DEVLIN as Parmenion, Philotas’ Father ALEX SCOTT as Ptolemy EDWARD CAST as Perdiccas MICHAEL BRENNAN as Father Cleitus NOEL HOOD as The Pythia, Priestess of Apollo WALTER BROWN as Polystratos PAUL STASSINO as King Darius MARGARETTA SCOTT as Queen Mother ANN DIMITRI as Queen Statira PAULINE KNIGHT as Princess Statira ALAN TILVERN as Prince Bessus, Satrap of Bactria BANDANA DAS GUPTA as Roxana TUTTE LEMKOW as Mazeres, The King’s Chamberlain WALTER RANDALL as Palace Official SIMON LEVY as Persian Officer BBCMargaretta ScottRudolph CartierSean ConneryTerence RattiganTVWilliam Russell Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV2 hours ago Coming of Age (CBS 1988, Paul Dooley, Phyllis Newman) Sitcom. Exploits of a pair of couples living in an old peoples retirement village, the Hales, Dick and Ginny and... TV2 hours ago Big Hawaii (Filmways 1977, Cliff Potts, John Dehner) Drama. The black sheep of the family returns home to Hawaii to help his ill father run their ranch. The... TV2 hours ago Ben Casey (ABC 1961-1965 | Vince Edwards Sam Jaffe Medical drama series. Stories of the doctor of the title, especially his relationship with the elder doctor David Zorba who... TV2 hours ago Baywatch Nights (Syndicated 1995, David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul) Crime drama series. Spin off from the above that saw Mitch, on his off hours from the beach, working as... TV2 hours ago Arresting Behavior (ABC 1992, Leo Burmester, Chris Mulkey) Police sitcom. A pair of mismatched cops are followed on their tours of duty by a tv crew. An obvious... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food (S16EP6 FoodTV Sun 26 May 2019) Celebrity: There’s No “We” in Food: The celebrity recruits work in teams to recreate a dish from taste alone while... Episodes1 day ago Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Pet Peeve (S16EP7 E! Sun 26 May 2019) Pet Peeve: Khloe’s mistrust of her mother’s boyfriend, Corey Gamble resurfaces on a family trip to the Palm Springs, leaving... Episodes1 day ago A Discovery of Witches: Episode 8 (S1EP8 AMC, BBCA Sun 26 May 2019) Matthew finds his plans going awry when he is unable to save Diana from Juliette; Diana discovers how formidable her... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.