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The Fools on the Hill (1986)

This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The characters are both real and fictional.

Director:

David Giles

Writer:

Jack Rosenthal

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Cecil Madden
Nicholas Farrell ... David
Caroline Embling Caroline Embling ... Florence
Nicola King Nicola King ... Wendy Piggot-Smythe
Jill Balcon ... Miss Stanley
Mike Lewin Mike Lewin ... Mr. Thomas
Roger Booth ... Commissionaire
Leila Hoffman Leila Hoffman ... Ellen Townsend
Graham Cull Graham Cull ... Mr. Kingsley
Anthony Calf ... Leslie Mitchell
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Mr. Bliss
Ron Meadows Ron Meadows ... Stage Manager
Ian Barritt Ian Barritt ... Dallas Bower
Maev Alexander Maev Alexander ... Jasmine Bligh
Nadio Fortune Nadio Fortune ... Toni
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This is a dramatisation of the events surrounding the opening night of British television on November 2, 1936 at Alexandra Place in London. It was produced to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The characters are both real and fictional.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Quotes

[a TV performer in a long ballgown has just come out of the studio]
Helen McKay: My hem - it's all wet. Is there water on the floor?
Jasmine Bligh: There had better not be. There's ten thousand volts of electricity running through...
Stage Manager: Oh hell! Excuse the language, ladies. It's the cyanide again. No! Don't touch it! The cameraman's spilled his ruddy fixing fluid again. Extinguishers! As fast as you can!
[two men spray the performer's dress with water]
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Featured in Imagine: And Then There Was Television (2006) See more »

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