Casting the Runes

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Title

Casting the Runes

Description

Part of an anthology of one-off plays. Not overly aligned with James's tale but a good adaptation none the less. Cuthbertson is convincing as Karswell. The 'updating' is occasionally laboured, but provides an interesting twist at the end.

Iain Cuthbertson ... Julian Karswell
Jan Francis ... Prudence Dunning
Bernard Gallagher ... Derek Gayton
Joanna Dunham ... Jean Gayton
Edward Petherbridge ... Henry Harrington
Christopher Good ... John Harrington
Patricia Shakesby ... Elise Marriott
David Calder ... John Marriott
Jane Lowe ... Joanna
Alan Downer ... Peter
Clifford Parrish ... Wiggin
Christine Buckley ... Housekeeper
Abdul Ali ... Doctor
Simon Prebble ... Newscaster

Creator

Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark

Date

1979

Rights

TV adaptation

Format

TV adaptation

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Citation

Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, “Casting the Runes,” A Thin Ghost, accessed September 23, 2017, http://www.thin-ghost.org/items/show/98.

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