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Laburnum Grove (BBC Drama, Maurice Denham)



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Early TV version of J.B. Priestley’s play Laburnum Grove, broadcast live to the few thousand people in the London area and surrounds who had a TV set. As was usual with live TV plays at this time there was a second broadcast (again live) two days later on the 6 August.

The storyline focused on George Redfern (Maurice Denham) who accidentally reveals to his family that he is a forger. Also filmed in 1936 with Edmund Gwenn in the lead role.

Cast: Maurice Denham as George Radfern; Rosemary Lomax as Elsie Radfern; Kitty de Legh as Mrs Dorothy Radfern; Charles Victor as Bernard Baxley; Susan Richards as Mrs Lucy Baxley; John Turnbull as Inspector Stack; Frederick Piper as Joe Fletten; Trevor Reid as Harold Russ; Leslie Harcourt as Sergeant Morris

Writer and Producer: Michael Barry / Play: J.B. Priestley

UK / BBC / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast 4 August 1938