Dance of Salome (BBC 1949 with Celia Franca and Michael Holmes)

UK / BBC / 1×45 minute episode / Broadcast 9 December 1949

Play: Oscar Wilde / Music: James Hartley / Producer: Christian Simpson

Ballet based on the play by Oscar Wilde. Broadcast live and as was the norm in those days the whole thing was mounted again a few days later on 14 December.

Celia Franca as Salome
Witaly Osins as Herod
Cynthia Allegro as Herodias
Michael Holmes as The Prophet
Danilo Burniak as The Young Syrian
Nancy Holder as The Page
Rupert John as The Executioner
And The Metropolitan Ballet Company


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