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The Moonstone (1959 TV series)

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The Moonstone
Based onThe Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
Written byA.R. Rawlinson
StarringJames Hayter
Mary Webster
James Sharkey
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
ProducerShaun Sutton
Running time30 minutes (per episode)
Production companyBBC
Original networkBBC
Original release23 August (1959-08-23) –
4 October 1959 (1959-10-04)

The Moonstone is a 1959 British television serial adapted from the 1868 Wilkie Collins novel The Moonstone.[1] The series was made by the BBC and ran in 1959 over seven episodes.[2][3]

Cast and characters

Actor/Actress Role
James Hayter Gabriel Betteredge
Annabelle Lee Penelope Betteredge
Barry Letts Colonel Herncastle
Rachel Gurney Lady Verinder
Mary Webster Rachel Verinder
Dorothy Gordon Rosanna Spearman
James Sharkey Franklin Blake
Anthony Sagar Jame
Patrick Cargill Inspector Cuff
Colin Douglas Tom Yolland


  1. ^ "The Moonstone Episode 7 (1959)". BFI.
  2. ^ "The Moonstone: Episode 1". August 23, 1959. p. 9 – via BBC Genome.
  3. ^ "The Moonstone: Episode 7". October 4, 1959. p. 14 – via BBC Genome.
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