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A Christmas Carol (1993)

Country of Origin: UK/USA
Date of Original Broadcast: 25 December 1993
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Episode Running Times: 86 mins
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Ratio: colour
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: A BBC/Arts & Entertainment Network/RPTA Primetime co-production
Executive Producer: Bob Lockyer
Production: Christopher Gable
Production Coordinator: Anne Murray

SCRIPT
Original Scenario: Carl Davis
Developed With: Christopher Gable
Novel: Charles Dickens

DIRECTION
Director: Kriss Rusmanis

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting Design: Paul Pyant
Television Lighting: Steve Whittaker
Cameras: Dave Taylor, Steve Coleman, Steve Porritt, Ivars Galdins
Chief Electrician: Stuart Lister
Vision Supervisor: Hedley Parker

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Videotape Editors: John Pearce, Mike Curd, Spencer Hill
Vision Mixer: Sue Thorne

MUSIC
Music: Carl Davis
Music Performed by: BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra Leader: Tom Bangbala
Conductor: John Pryce-Jones

SOUND
Sound Supervisor: Don Hartridge
Engineering Manager: Dave Parker

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Design: Lez Brotherston
Wardrobe Mistress: Kim Brassley
BBC Makeup Design: Joyce Dean

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Set Design: Lez Brotherston
BBC Graphic Design: Linda Sherwood-Page

MISCELLAENOUS
Choreography: Massimo Morricone
Northern Ballet Theatre Artistic Director: Christopher Gable
Northern Ballet Theatre Assistants to the Artistic Director: Elaine McDonald, Graham Fletcher
Northern Ballet Theatre Administrator:Stephen Revell
Northern Ballet Theatre Technical Director: Steve Hodgkinson
Northern Ballet Theatre Company Manager: Mark Skipper
OB Stage Manager: Craig MacGregor

LOCATIONS
Recorded at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax

CAST
Jeremy Kerridge (Ebenezer Scrooge)
William Walker (Bob Cratchit)
Polly Benge (Mrs Cratchit)
Katherine Fletcher, Claire Rowland (daughters)
Christopher Akril (son)
Ryan Ward (Tiny Tim)
Matthew Madsen (ghost of Marley)
Lorena Vidal (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Royce Neagle (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Steven Wheeler (Ghost of Christmas Future)
Graham Fletcher (Mr Fezziwig)
Victoria Westall (Mrs Fezziwig)
Fergus Logan (young Scrooge)
Jayne Regan (his fiancée)
Peter Parker (Scrooge's nephew)
Graciela Kaplan (his wife)

with
artists of the Northern Ballet Theatre

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly London 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?

TIMELINE

1993
July
13: UK - recording takes place

December
25: USA – television broadcast (on BBC2)

1994
December

8: USA – television broadcast

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

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)) pp.223-224
credits

KEYWORDS

ballet, book into film, christmas, ghosts


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