Tribute to the Lady

Edited and Produced by Val May
Directed by Val May
Presented for radio by Ian Cotterell

Broadcast: Tue 6th Apr 1976
BBC Radio 3

  • Albert Finney ........ Narrator
    Peggy Ashcroft ........ Lilian Baylis
    Susan Fleetwood ........ Sybil Thorndike
    Denis Quilley ........ Russell Thorndike, Tudor Davies, Bruce Worsley
    Anna Carteret ........ Clarkie, Ninette de Valois
    Polly Adams ........ Beatrice Wilson
    Angela Lansbury ........ Emma Cons, Annette Prevost
    Daniel Thorndike ........ Ben Greet, Lawrance Collingwood
    Frank Finlay ........ Father Andrew
    Gawn Grainger ........ Hugh Walpole
    Robert Eddison ........ Ernest Milton

    Special appearances:
    John Gielgud
    Ralph Richardson

    With the recorded voices of Laurence Olivier and Lilian Baylis




  • An impression of the life and work of Lilian Baylis, who managed the Old Vic for a quarter of a century and paved the way for the English National Opera, the Royal Ballet and the National Theatre.

    This charity Gala Performance was given by present members of the National Theatre Company on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hall (Old Vic Foundation) on Saturday 28th February. The National Theatre's last performance at the Old Vic before moving to its new home on the South Bank.

    Radio Times, Tue 6th April 1976



    For the theatre programme and more details on the production see Theatre: Tribute to The Lady.