Ayckbourn Adaptations: Relatively Speaking

Television (1967)

Broadcast: 21 July 1967
Time:
9.05pm
Channel:
BBC1
Duration:
50mins

Production:
Agincourt
Production: BBC

Availability
Video:
Not available
DVD:
Not available
Blu-ray:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director
Designer
In arrangement with
TV producer

Character
Greg
Ginny
Philip
Sheila

Nigel Patrick
Hutchinson Scott
Peter Bridge
John Vernon

Actor
Richard Briers
Jennifer Hilary
Michael Hordern
Celia Johnson

Note
: This is the first ever television broadcast of an Alan Ayckbourn play. A 50 minute excerpt of the West End production of the play was broadcast and apparently watched in 2.5m homes. The BBC does not hold a copy of the recording in archive and it is not believed to have survived in any form.

Television (1969)

Broadcast: 2 March 1969
Time: 8.20pm
Channel:
BBC1
Duration: 90mins

Production: BBC

Availability
Video:
Not available
DVD:
Not available
Blu-ray:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director
Lighting
Design

Character

Greg
Ginny
Philip
Sheila

Herbert Wise
Gerry Millerson
Natasha Kroll

Actor

John Stride
Judy Cornwell
Donald Sinden
Celia Johnson

Note
: This is the first television adaptation of an Alan Ayckbourn play (i.e. not a recording of a live production). The BBC does not hold a copy of the programme in archive and it is not believed it has survived in any form.

Radio (1975)

Broadcast: 25 December 1975
Time: 3pm
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Duration: 90mins

Production: BBC

Availability
Cassette:
1990 (deleted)
CD:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director

Character

Greg
Ginny
Philip
Sheila

Kay Patrick

Actor

Nigel Lambert
Joanna Wake
Michael Aldridge
Rosemary Leach

Television (1989)

Broadcast: 24 December 1989
Time: 9.10pm
Channel:
BBC2
Duration: 110mins

Production: BBC

Availability
Video:
Not available
DVD:
Not available
Blu-ray:
Not available
Digital:
Not available

Director
Designer
Costumes
Music
Script Editor
Producer

Character

Greg
Ginny
Philip
Sheila

Michael Simpson
Jan Spoczynski
Janet Tharby
Jim Parker
Stuart Griffiths
Shaun Sutton


Actor

Michael Maloney
Imogen Stubbs
Nigel Hawthorne
Gwen Watford

All research for this page is by Simon Murgatroyd and should not be reproduced without permission.