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The Theban Plays by Sophocles

Theban Plays: Oedipus the King (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 111 min | Drama

Plagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets out to find the killer.See morePlagues are ravaging Thebes, and the blind fortune-teller Tieresias tells Oedipus, the King, that the gods are unhappy. The murder of the former king has gone unavenged, and Oedipus sets out to find the killer. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Director
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Sophocles (play) | Don Taylor (translation)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 16, 1986

Release date
Sep 16, 1986 (United Kingdom)
Awards
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6 nominations

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52 cast members
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Michael Pennington
Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex   See fewer
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Claire Bloom
Jocasta Jocasta   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Teiresias Teiresias   See fewer
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Michael Byrne
Chorus Chorus   See fewer
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Cyril Cusack
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Ernest Clark
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Donald Eccles
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Noel Johnson
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Clifford Rose
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Alan Rowe
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Nigel Stock
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John Woodnutt
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Norman Rodway
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David Waller
Shepherd Shepherd   See fewer
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Gerard Murphy
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Cassie Shilling
Antigone Antigone   See fewer
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Kelly Huntley
Ismene Ismene   See fewer
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Lincoln Saunders
Teiresias' Boy Teiresias' Boy   See fewer
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Gabrielle Blunt
Theban Citizen Theban Citizen   See fewer
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Imogen Claire
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Edwina Day
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Judy Liebert
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Mary Lincoln
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Mary Llewellin
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Heather Ramsey
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Catherine Shipton
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Timothy Block
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Alan Collins
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Stanley Dawson
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Michael Eaves
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Gordon Faith
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Bill Gavin
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Czeslaw Grocholski
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Hugh Hayes
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Eric Longworth
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Stuart Saunders
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Richard Tate
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Philip Wright
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Tamsin Alker
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Emma Cooke
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Dean Gunter
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Tom Hammond
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Lucy Hammond
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Erica Rossi
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Nicola Sideris
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Nicola Whitehead
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Andy Thompson
Theban Citizen (uncredited) Theban Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 118 votes