The Ealing Comedies 

Last Edited: 19-Feb-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

Radio adaptations from screenplays for films.

Date Title Cast Parameters

Arsenic and Old Lace
written by Joseph Kesselring
(NOT an Ealing film but a 1944
Warner Bros. release)
Sybil Thorndike, Desmond Walter Ellis, Louis Stringer,
David Valour, John Rye, Athene Syler, Prunella Scales,
Dinsdale Landon, Edward Kelsey, Herron Carvic,
Gerald Cross, Alaric Cotter, Lockwood West
Produced by Graham Gauld
86:06, 35317, m

Kind Hearts and Coronets
written by Robert Hamer and John Dighton
1949 Ealing release
Michael Kitchen, Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne, Lindsay
Baxter, Timothy Bateson, Michael Dennison, David Lodge,
Geoffrey Whitehead, Zulaima Dean, David Timson, John
Hartley, Ross Livingston, David Collins, Tracey Wiles,
Jonathan Keeble, Jane Whittenshaw, Roger May,
Stephen Critchlow
Adapted by Gilbert Travis Thiomas
Directed by Andy Jordan 
89:29, 36707, m

The Ladykillers
written by William Rose
1955 Ealing release
Edward Petherbridge, Donald Sindon, Gary Waldhorn, Martin
Hyder, Daniel Peacock, Margo Boyd, Johnny Morris, Stratford
Johns, John Hartley, Ross Livingston, Stephen Critchlow,
David Timson, David Collings, Zulaima Dean, Patience
Tomlinson, Tessa Worseley, Jonathan Keeble
Adapted by Bruce Bedford
Directed by Andy Jewell
88:42, 36388, m

see also

Whiskey Galore!
written by Compton Mackenzie
1949 Ealing release
Bernard Holley, Delina Maclennan, Dinalda Samuel, Michael
Elder, Bill Riddick, John Sheddon, Paul Young, Eliza
Langland, Finlay Maclain, Alexis Davey, Stella Forge, Raymond
Ross, John Buick, Tony Kearney, Meraid Ross, Charles
Cady, Alan Sharpe, John Ramage
Dramatized by Hector Macmillan
Directed by Hamish Wilson

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