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A Christmas Carol (1962)

Country of Origin: UK
Dates of Original Broadcast: 1962
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Episode Running Time: 60 mins
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Produced by: Hal Burton

SCRIPT
Novel: Charles Dickens

MUSIC
Music: Edwin Coleman
Libretto: Margaret Burns Harris
Music Performed by: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: William Reid
Associate Conductor: Alan Boustead

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designed by: Hal Burton

CAST
Stephen Danton (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Derick Davies (Bob Cratchit)
David Hillman (Scrooge's nephew)
Marion Lowe (woman canvasser/charwoman)
Trevor Anthony (ghost of Jacob Marley/Ghost of Christmas Present)
Edward Donlevy (Ghost of Christmas Past/shopkeeper)
Andrew Clark (Scrooge as a boy)
Sheelagh Mulholland (Scrooge's sister)
Brenda Marshall (Scrooge's fiancée)
Rhys McConnochie (Scrooge as a young man)
Catherine Wilson (Mrs Cratchit)
Sylvia Eaves, Janette Lynn, Lynn Williams (Bob Cratchit's daughters)
Forrester Pyke (Tiny Tim)
Gerwyn Morgan (nephew's friend)
Carole Rosen (nephew's visitor/laundress)
Elizabeth Boyd (nephew's wife)
Giles Havergal (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Francis Egerton (business man)
Norman Lumsden (undertaker's man)
David Pinto (errand boy)
Christopher Brett
Edward Morgan

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Broadcasters: BBC Television

TIMELINE

1962
December

24: UK - television broadcast (on BBC-TV)

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Variety 16 January 1963 p.32 (USA)
credits, review

BOOKS

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc (2000)) p.190
credits

KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers, opera, redemption

 


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