John Osborne Season The Entertainer

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19940129

The last play in the season is a vintage production from the archives with Donald Wolfit as Archie Rice , a seedy third-rate comic in a tatty twice-nightly seaside show. Set in the 50s and first produced on stage in 1957, the tragedy of Archie Rice mirrors not only a dying music hall, but a dying era.

Adapted by Bennett Maxwell Music by John Addison

Producer H B Fortuin (First broadcast in 1964)