Laurence Olivier Presents

Laurence Olivier Presents

Infobox Television
show_name = Laurence Olivier Presents

caption = Laurence Olivier in The Collection opposite Helen Mirren
rating =
format = Drama, Plays
runtime = 64 Minutes - 120 Minutes
creator = Laurence Olivier
starring = Laurence Olivier
Natalie Wood
Robert Wagner
Edward Woodward
Alan Bates
Malcolm McDowell
Helen Mirren
Joanne Woodward
Carrie Fisher
Joan Plowright
Arthur Lowe
country = England
network =
first_aired = 1976
last_aired = 1978
num_episodes = 6
website =
imdb_id = 0074295
tv_com_id =

"Laurence Olivier Presents" was a British television series made by Granada Television which ran from 1976 to 1978.

The plays, with the exception of "Hindle Wakes", all starred Laurence Olivier. Some of the plays were based on productions staged at the National Theatre during the period when Olivier was Artistic Director. In addition to distinguished English actors, the casts assembled for these productions included several Hollywood stars, such as Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward and Maureen Stapleton.

The individual plays adapted for television were:
* "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams
* "The Collection" by Harold Pinter
* "Hindle Wakes" by Stanley Houghton
* "Come Back, Little Sheba" by William Inge
* "Daphne Laureola" by James Bridie
* "Saturday, Sunday, Monday" by Eduardo De Filippo.


The series was also released by Acorn Media in September 2006 as a 6-DVD set with the same title, with "The Ebony Tower", adapted from John Fowles' novella by John Mortimer, replacing "Daphne Laureola" .

The the complete series was re-released by Network Media individually and as part of The Laurence Olivier Centenary Collection along with "The Ebony Tower".

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