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Oscar is a British TV serial first transmitted by BBC 2 in March 1985. All three episodes were directed by Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke. Michael Gambon portrayed Oscar Wilde while other actors included Robin Lermitte as Lord Alfred Douglas,... read more

Oscar is a British TV serial first transmitted by BBC 2 in March 1985. All three episodes were directed by Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke. Michael Gambon portrayed Oscar Wilde while other actors included Robin Lermitte as Lord Alfred Douglas, Tim Hardy as Alfred Taylor, Emily Richard as Constance Wilde and Norman Rodway as the Marquis of Queensberry. The serial concentrated on Wilde's trials and time in prison.

Original Release

03/26/1985 on BBC

Cast

Michael Gambon Oscar Wilde
Norman Rodway The Marquis of Queensberry
Michael Pennington Narrator
Nick Reding Charlie Parker
Robin McCallum Lord Alfred Douglas
Emily Richard Constance Wilde
Karl Howman Fred Atkins
Bryan Murray George Bernard Shaw
John Hudson Robert Ross
Tim Hardy Alfred Taylor
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Gilded Youth Tuesday, 26 March 1985
2 Trials Wednesday, 27 March 1985
3 De Profundis Thursday, 28 March 1985

Directors

Henry Herbert

Writers

John Hawkesworth

Cast

Michael Gambon Oscar Wilde
Norman Rodway The Marquis of Queensberry
Michael Pennington Narrator
Nick Reding Charlie Parker
Robin McCallum Lord Alfred Douglas
Emily Richard Constance Wilde
Karl Howman Fred Atkins
Bryan Murray George Bernard Shaw
John Hudson Robert Ross
Tim Hardy Alfred Taylor
Jonty Lovell Cyril Wilde
Neil Cunningham Humphreys
Will Knightley Jeweller's Assistant
Jonathan Haley Vyvyan Wilde
Russell Grant Brookfield
Rita Davies Woman in Café
Nigel Stock Sir Edward Clarke
Donald Sumpter Clibborn
Anne Lambton Mrs. Tree
Harry Fielder Man in Courtroom

Producers

John Hawkesworth Executive Producer
Carol Robertson Producer

Editors

Phil Southby

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