“Now then, come on there. Them stew with salt and them stew without. Come on, now.” Isn’t it wonderful to have options in your diet? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Whitney Collazo, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr – as they take in the telerecording of a live performance of Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954), based on Nigel Kneale’s adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel and featuring Peter Cushing in possibly his best performance.
Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 147 – Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954, BBC TV Live)
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In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Join the Grue-Crew for a very special episode featuring a review of the 1954 BBC TV presentation of Nineteen Eighty-Four (originally an episode of BBC Sunday-Night Theatre) starring Peter Cushing in a break-out role alongside André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, and Donald Pleasence. The original presentation on December 12, 1954, was controversial and unrecorded. Thankfully for genre fans and Peter Cushing fans alike, BBC programmed a second live show on December 16 which was recorded and remains available today. Check out what the Grue-Crew have to say about this slice of British television history. Let’s just say they were gobsmacked.
At the time of this writing, Nineteen Eighty-Four is available to stream from the Classic Sci-Fi Movie Channel and is available as a Blu-ray disc (Playback Region B/2) from BFI.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule is one chosen by Whitney, Even the Wind is Afraid (1968, Hasta el viento tiene miedo), written and directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada, starring Marga López, and credited as having revitalized the Mexican horror genre.
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