BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)
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The Adventures of Don Quixote 

A self-proclaimed "knight" and his hapless squire travel the Spanish countryside, attacking "giants" that are really windmills in his attempt to win the love of the fair Dulcinea.

Director:

Alvin Rakoff

Writers:

Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel), J.M. Cohen (translation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Don Quixote
Frank Finlay ... Sancho Panza
Rosemary Leach ... Dulcinea / Aldonza
Robert Eddison ... Duke
Bernard Hepton ... Village Priest
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... 1st Innkeeper
Murray Melvin ... Travelling barber
Roger Delgado ... Officer of the Holy Brotherhood
Ronald Lacey ... Barber
Gwen Nelson ... Housekeeper
Françoise Pascal ... Harlot
Brian Spink Brian Spink ... Death
John Hollis ... 1st Prisoner
Walter Sparrow ... 2nd Prisoner
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... 2nd Innkeeper
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Storyline

A self-proclaimed "knight" and his hapless squire travel the Spanish countryside, attacking "giants" that are really windmills in his attempt to win the love of the fair Dulcinea.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1973 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rex Harrison had been cast as Cervantes/Don Quixote in the original stage production of the musical "Man of La Mancha", but withdrew when he realized he could not sing well enough for the role. See more »

Quotes

Village Priest: [disguised as the Knight of the White Moon, he has just defeated Don Quixote, who lies on the ground] Now get up, go home, and look after your estate, like a good Christian soul.
Don Quixote: [desperate] Kill me!
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Connections

Version of The DuPont Show of the Month: I, Don Quixote (1959) See more »

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