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The Picture Of Dorian Gray (BBC Drama, Peter Firth)

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The Picture Of Dorian Gray BBC Drama, Peter Firth, John Gielgud

One off period fantasy drama The Picture of Dorian Gray, broadcast under the Play of the Month banner and based on the novel by Oscar Wlde, we are in Victorian London where we spend time with a sinister young Dorian Gray (Peter Firth) who seems to never grow older. Just what is the link with a painter of a portrait of an elderly man that he keeps hidden.

Based on a production first moounted at the Greenwich Theatre the previous year.

Series: Play of the Month

Cast: PETER FIRTH as Dorian Gray; JOHN GIELGUD as Lord Henry Wooton; JEREMY BRETT as Basil Hallward; MARK DIGNAM as Lord Fermor; NAN MUNRO as Duchess of Harley; GWEN FRANGCON-DAVIES as Lady Agatha; MICHAEL BARRINGTON as Mr Erskine; JUDY BOWKER as Sibyl Vane; GILLIAN RAINE as Mrs Vane; NICHOLAS BALL as James Vane; LAWRENCE DAVIDSON as Victor; REGINALD BARRATT as Mr Hubbard; PAUL GREENHALGH as Francis; NICHOLAS CLAY as Alan Campbell

Writer: John Osborne / Novel: Oscar Wilde / Music: Joseph Horovitz / Make Up: Toni Chapman / Costume Design: Odette Barrow / Script Editor: Alan Shallcross / Design: Tony Abbott / Director: John Gorrie

UK / BBC One / 1×100 minutes / Sunday 19 September 1976 at 8.50pm