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Bedtime Stories (1974 TV series)

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Bedtime Stories (1974 TV series)

Bedtime Stories was an anthology series of six plays that were '1974 versions of well-loved tales' and intended as a sequel to 1972's Dead of Night. The series aired on BBC Two from 3 March 1974 to 7 April 1974. Writers for the series included Alan Plater, Nigel Kneale and Andrew Davies. The series was produced by Innes Lloyd and script edited by Louis Marks.

1: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Written by Alan Plater. Directed by Jonathan Alwyn.

2: The Water Maiden

Written by Andrew Davies. Directed by Kenneth Ives.

3: Sleeping Beauty

Written by Julian Bond. Directed by David Maloney.

4: Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Cast
  • Martin Thurley as Jonathan Weir
  • Stephanie Bidmead as Linda Weir
  • Glyn Owen as Duggie Weir
  • Peter Jeffrey as Nethercoat
  • Keith Marsh as Skinner
  • Miranda Hampton as Marcia
  • Ian Haliburton as Mike
  • Denis Gilmore as Fuller
  • Will Stampe as Vic
  • Julie May as Dorrie
  • Liz Smith as Miss Long

Written by Nigel Kneale. Directed by Paul Ciappessoni.

5: Hansel and Gretel

Written by Louis Marks. Directed by Roger Jenkins.

6: The Snow Queen

Written by John Bowen. Directed by Paul Ciappessoni.

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