BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Importance of Being Earnest 

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director:

James MacTaggart

Writer:

Oscar Wilde (play)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Coral Browne ... Lady Bracknell
Michael Jayston ... Jack Worthing
Julian Holloway ... Algernon Moncrieff
Gemma Jones ... Gwendolen Fairfax
Celia Bannerman ... Cecily Cardew
Lally Bowers ... Miss Prism
Richard Pearson ... Rev. Canon Chasuble
Douglas Milvain Douglas Milvain ... Lane
Arthur Hewlett ... Merriman
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

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Genres:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1974 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode takes place in 1895. See more »

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