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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The; Trial by Jury



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Compleat Gilbert And Sullivan, The
Trial by Jury
Series Description

The Compleat Gilbert and Sullivan was a monthly series of popular operettas that premiered March 21, 1984. Programs included: IOLANTHE, HMS PINAFORE, PRINCESS IDA, THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, THE GONDOLIERS, TRIAL BY JURY, THE MIKADO, RUDDIGORE (starring Vincent Price and Keith Michell), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE SORCERER, PATIENCE, COX AND BOX.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is the series host. The series aired from 1984 to 1987. Series release date: 1984

Program Description

The duo’s only collaborative opera with no spoken dialogue, stars British comedian Frankie Howerd as the learned judge in a brilliant courtroom parody about a young woman who sues her sweetheart for breach of promise.



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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Performing Arts
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