The Lie

Play for Today 29 October 1970 (Season 1, Episode 3)

Directed by Alan Bridges
Writers: Ingmar Bergman, Paul Britten Austin (translator)

Ingmar Bergman play looking at the cool and brittle relationship between a successful architect (Frank Finlay) and his academic wife (Gemma Jones). Commissioned by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation on behalf of European members participating in "The Largest Theatre in the World". This, the Radio Times explained, was "a project which enabled a play to be broadcast simultaneously in several languages across Europe". This UK Play For Today version was directed by Alan Bridges, whilst an American version was put out on CBS, directed by Alex Segal

  • Frank Finlay ... Andrew
    Gemma Jones ... Anna
    John Carson ... Ellis
    Mark Dignam ... Anna's Father
    Annette Crosbie ... Catherine
    Caroline Blakiston ... Esther
    Joss Ackland ... Albert
    Adam Tandy ... Henry
    Lysandre De La Haye ... Veronica (as Lysandre de la Hey)
    Patricia Lawrence ... Mrs. Jameson, Housekeeper
    Gwen Cherrell ... Mrs. Chisholm - Andrew's Secretary
    John Nettleton ... Mr. Arnold
    Alan Rothwell ... Fisher
    Richard O'Sullivan ... Whiteley
    Donald Douglas ... James Mcleod