Measure for Measure (1979)


BBC presents the classic play by William Shakespeare. Starring Kenneth Colley and Tim Pigott-Smith, the strict Angelo is left in charge of Vienna when the Duke pretends to leave town. Reviving an old law, Angelo sentences the young Claudio to death for pre-marital sex. When Claudio's sister, Isabella, pleads for his life, Angelo offers to spare him - in exchange for her virginity.


Duke Vincentio Kenneth Colley
Isabella Kate Nelligan
Angelo Tim Pigott-Smith
Claudio Christopher Strauli
Lucio John McEnery
Mariana Jacqueline Pearce
Pompey Frank Middlemass
Provost Alun Armstrong
Mistress Overdone Adreinne Corri


Director Desmond Davies
Writer William Shakespeare
Producer Cedric Messina
Music James Tyler
Production Design Stuart Walker
Costume Design Odette Barrow


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