BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

An Ideal Husband (11 May 1969)

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Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed.... See full summary »


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Rudolph Cartier


Oscar Wilde (play)

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3 January 2008 | didi-5
| excellent version of a clever play
With a stunning cast (Margaret Leighton, Keith Michell, Dinah Sheridan, Susan Hampshire, Jeremy Brett) this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play is witty, clever, and extremely engaging. Without playing too strongly for comedy (which can work with this play), it manages to bring out the sharpness of the lines and the strength of the characters, particularly those of Lord Goring and Mrs Cheveley.

This play is Wilde at his best and TV at its most excellent. You forget you are watching something made up and root for the characters, caring what happens to them. Perhaps the best of the TV and film versions of this story.

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11 May 1969



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