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Play of the Month: The Anatomist (1980)

Date of Original Broadcast: 27 July 1980
Episode Running Times: 82 mins
Format:
Colour Format: colour
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: BBC Scotland
Copyright: © BBC MCMLXXX
Producer: Pharic MacLaren
Production Unit Manager: Sue Butterworth

SCRIPT
By: James Bridie
Adapted by: Ronald Mavor

DIRECTION
Directed by: Julian Amyes

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting: George Ferguson
Senior Cameraman: Harry Barclay

EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION
Vision Mixer: Pamela Ross

SOUND
Sound: Norman Canlin

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Costume Designer: Mary-Jane Reyner
Make-up Artist: Jean Lombardini

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designer: Alex Gourlay

MISCELLANEOUS
Production Assistant: Aileen Forsyth
Director's Assistant: Elizabeth Sherry
Assistant Floor Manager: Brian MacBeath

CAST
Patrick Stewart (Doctor Knox)
Lorna Heilbron (Mary Belle Dishart)
Elizabeth Millbank (Amelia Dishart)
Barry McGinn (Walter Anderson)
Tim Munro (Raby)
Jane Paton (Mary Paterson)
Micky O'Donoughue (Burke)
James Coyle (Hare)
James Kennedy (Davie Paterson)
Gregor Fisher (landlord)
Lesley Mackie (Jessie Ann)
Una MacNab (Janet)
Ian Stewart (Lord Justice Clerk)
Lloyd Quinlan (student)

PLOT SUMMARY

In 19th century Edinburgh, anatomist Dr Knox resorts to the services of body snatchers Burke and Hare to supply cadavers for his lectures.

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Distributors: BBC1

TIMELINE

1980
March

7: UK - recording takes place

July
27: UK - television broadcast (on BBC1)

LINKS

SEE ALSO
The Anatomist (1939)
The Anatomist (1956)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Burke and Hare (1972)
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
The Greed of William Hart (1948)
Mystery and Imagination: The Body Snatcher (1966)

REFERENCES

OTHER SOURCES

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credits

KEYWORDS

anatomists, body snatchers, burke and hare, doctors


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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