BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)
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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour 

A dissident, Alexander, has been pronounced insane by the authorities (although he isn't), and finds himself sharing a cell with a genuine mental patient, Ivanov.

Writer:

Tom Stoppard (play)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
James Harris James Harris ... Sacha
Ben Kingsley ... Ivanov
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Teacher
Ian McKellen ... Alexander
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Frank Windsor ... Doctor
John Woodvine ... Colonel
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Storyline

A dissident, Alexander, has been pronounced insane by the authorities (although he isn't), and finds himself sharing a cell with a genuine mental patient, Ivanov.

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Genres:

Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ian McKellen played the same role in the original stage production of this famous play. See more »

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