TV Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (BBC-2 1980, David Hemmings, Lisa Harrow) Published 3 years ago on May 28, 2016 Period horror. In 1980 the BBC broadcast a feature length period adaptation of Stevenson’s proto horror classic Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, pulling out all the stops and persuading David Hemmings to take the lead in a rare TV role and very good he is too as the doctor who unleashes his dark side on Victorian society – with murderous and bloody consequences. The story sees Dr Jekyll experimenting with ways to uncover the dark side and succeeding only too well, each successive time that he transforms himself into Hyde he finds that Hyde takes a deeper control until you are not sure who is going to survive the battle that is raging between the two of them. Hemmings is marvelously decadent as Hyde and the production design is sumptuous. There are some great supporting performaces too, not least from the excellent Ian Bannen who is not as well remembered these days as he should be) and also a young Toyah Wilcox who at the time was trying to make more of a mark as an actress than as the punk singer she was best known for. There’s also a cameo from the gorgeous Diana Dors. production details UK / BBC-2 – ABC – Time Life / 1×108 minute episode / Broadcast 20 November 1980 Writer: Gerald Savory / Novel: Robert Louis Stevenson / Script Editor: Sally Head / Music: Dave Greenslade / Producer: Jonathan Powell / Director: Alastair Reid cast David Hemmings as Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Lisa Harrow as Ann Coggeshall Ian Bannen as Oliver Utterson Diana Dors as Kate Winterton Clive Swift as Hastie Lanyon Toyah Willcox as Janet Roland Curram as Poole Desmond Llewelyn as Sir Danvers Carew Ben Aris as Inspector Newcomen Gaye Brown as Diane Sevilla Delofski as Fifi Keith Hodiak as Kangeroo Gretchen Franklin as Cook Jane Slaughter as Gwen Roger Davidson as Bradshaw Anna Faye as Mary Ashley Knight as Boy Prostitute Candida Fawsitt as Whore Antony Carrick as Prison Governor Terry Downes as Prisoner Richard Griggs as Policeman Sheelah Wilcocks as Mrs Willoughby Linda Spurrier as Poor Mother Daniel Chamberlain as Sick Child Kenteas Brine as Argyll Prostitute Angela Catherall as Dollymop Tim Calver as Argyll Pimp Alastair ReidBBC-2Clive SwiftDave GreensladeDavid HemmingsDesmond LlewellynDiana DorsGerald SavoryHorror DramaIan BannenJonathan PowellLisa HarrowToyah WilcoxTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes24 hours ago America Unearthed: Vikings in the Desert (Travel Tues 28 May 2019) Vikings in the Desert : Scott Wolter investigates alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert by using state-of-the-art XRF... Episodes24 hours ago Diabolical: Someone’s Lying (S2EP12 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Someone’s Lying: When a hunter stumbles upon a woman’s body with an execution-style gunshot wound to the back of her... Episodes24 hours ago True Conviction: Murder in New England (S2EP7 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Murder in New England: After grandmother Irene Kennedy is found dead in a park, her family is split apart when... Episodes24 hours ago The Last O.G.: Your Mom’s in My Business (S2EP9 TBS Tues 28 May 2019) Your Mom’s in My Business: Shay decides to launch her own fashion line after she realizes that she is faced... Episodes24 hours ago Texicanas: Chapter 4 – The Truce (S1EP4 Bravo Tues 28 May 2019) Chapter 4 – The Truce: Luz invites the other women to come to a concealed handgun class; Lorena and Penny... search EPISODES Episodes24 hours ago MasterChef Junior: Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale Junior Edition: The Road to the Finale: Award-winning chef and MASTERCHEF host Gordon Ramsay looks back at his favorite moments... Episodes24 hours ago 1969: Fortunate Sons (Season finale airs Tues 28 May on ABC) “Fortunate Sons” traces the roots of the American culture wars to a time 50 years ago when the nation was... Episodes24 hours ago Blood & Treasure: Code of the Hawaladar (S1EP3 CBS Tues 28 May 2019) Code of the Hawaladar: Danny poses as arms dealer Aiden Shaw in order to extract information on the location of... advertisement MOVIES 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... Movies2 months ago Triple Frontier | 2019 | Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.