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The Changeling (BBC Drama, Helen Mirren, Stanley Baker)



Well remembered version of The Changeling, with a heavyweight cast, the Thomas Middleton and William Rowley bloodthirsty Jacobean tale of a woman who falls in love with a sea captain and then plots the murder of her fiancee to get him out of the way only for things to take an inevitable tragic turn.

Cast: Stanley Baker (De Flores), Helen Mirren (Beatrice-Joanna), Brian Cox (Alsemero), Alan Webb (Vermandero), T. P. McKenna (Tomazo de Piracquo), Malcolm Reynolds (Alonzo de Piracquo), Tony Selby (Jasperino), Raymond Francis (Alibius), Norman Rossington (Lollio), Susan Penhaligon (Isabella), Kenneth Cranham (Antonio), George Camiller (Pedro), Lionel Guyett (Servant), Marika De Rivera (Madwoman), Joyce Graeme (Madwoman)

Play: Thomas Middleton, William Rowley / Costume Design: Betty Aldiss / Production Design: Fanny Taylor / Producer: Cedric Messina / Director: Anthony Page

UK / BBC-1 for the Play of the Month strand / 1×105 minutes / Broadcast Sunday 20 January 1974 at 8.15pm