This fine British anthology series, features plays based on the best of literature, films and English theater. Produced in two series, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Sir Ralph Richardson serve as hosts, narrators and many times portray the leading roles.
The program apparently was developed as a vehicle to capitalize on Oliviers name and talent. His career spanned over 50 years and continues into the 21st century, as in 2004, 15 years after his death, he was starring as Dr. Totenkopf in a Hollywood fantasy film titled, Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow. This was accomplished by the producers who selected footage of Lord Olivier from various films and used to create a villainous leader of killer robots in the film. Jude Law, who stars in the film, said film-makers used Olivier because few other actors possessed his authority.
Sir Ralph Richardson from 1954 1955 played the character of Dr. John Watson in another Harry Alan Towers radio series of Sherlock Holmes stories, which starred Sir John Gielgud as the famous consulting detective.
Many fine actors of the British stage and screen were involved in individual episodes of the Theatre Royal series, such as Sir John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Harry Andrews, Muriel Forbes, Robert Donat, and Daphne Maddox.
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Episodes On This CD:
54.06.28 Ep01 Markheim.mp3
54.07.12 Ep03 The Tale.mp3
54.09.06 Ep11 The Overcoat.mp3
54.09.20 Ep13 The Case Of Bardell Vs Pickwick.mp3
54.09.27 Ep14 Bartleby.mp3
54.10.11 Ep16 The Inspector General.mp3
54.10.18 Ep17 The Colonel's Lady.mp3
54.10.25 Ep18 The Black Mate.mp3