Posters Of The Moulin Rouge

Four plays about characters from Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
01Yvette Guilbert1989113020040325 (BBC7)
20040326 (BBC7)
20050404 (BBC7)
20050405 (BBC7)
20091027 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20100802 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)

The story of a singer's career at a new venue in Paris.

Starring Julie Covington.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

A series of plays about characters from Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.

Today, Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

Episode 1 of 4.

This week features Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

01Yvette Guilbert1989113020040325 (BBC7)
20040326 (BBC7)
20050404 (BBC7)
20050405 (BBC7)
20091027 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20100802 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)
20150609 (BBC7)
20150610 (BBC7)
20170821 (BBC7)

The story of a singer's career at a new venue in Paris. Starring Julie Covington.

Singer Yvette Guilbert is drawn to a brand new venue in the capital city of France.

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Montmartre, Paris in 1889, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to paint a series of posters. A performer's career was made if they secured an appearance.

John Peacock brings Toulouse Lautrec's poster characters to life, in the first of four plays about those entertainers, whose lives were as vivid as Lautrec's paint.

Starring Julie Covington as Yvette Guilbert, Norman Jones as Zidler, Pauline Letts as Albine Guilbert, Carlos Douglas as Oller, Frances Barber as Louise Weber, Valerie Sarruf as Maxine, John Moffatt as Jean Lorrain and Simon Treves as Leon Forneau.

Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

The story of a singer's career at a new venue in Paris. Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life. Starring Julie Covington.

The story of a singer's career at a new venue in Paris.

Starring Julie Covington.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

A series of plays about characters from Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.

Today, Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

Episode 1 of 4.

This week features Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

02The Boneless Wonder1989120720040401 (BBC7)
20040402 (BBC7)
20050405 (BBC7)
20050406 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)
20100804 (BBC7)

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Stars Stephen Thorne.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Stephen Thorne.

From December 1989.

Valentin Renaudin - Stephen Thorne

Celine Renaudin - Margaretta Scott

Louise Weber - Frances Barber

Alice Goujon - Anna Cropper

Zidler - Norman Jones

Joseph Oller - Carlos Douglas

Nini/Marie/Singer - Alice Arnold

Adele - Sue Broomfield

Monsieur Goujon - Michael Graham Cox

Gerard/Waiter - John Bull

Theo Renaudin - Geoffrey Whitehead

Georges Tabards - David Goudge

Michel Renaudin - Brian Miller

La Mome Fromage - Sylvestra Le Touzel

Annie - Jo Kendall

Shop Assistant/May Belfort/Marcelle - Marcia King

Written by John Peacock.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Valentin loves to dance with the women of the Moulin and earns himself the name the Boneless Wonder.

Unhappy with his life, Valentin looks to the nightlife at the Moulin Rouge for inspiration and finds it.

02The Boneless Wonder1989120720040401 (BBC7)
20040402 (BBC7)
20050405 (BBC7)
20050406 (BBC7)
20091028 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)
20100804 (BBC7)
20150610 (BBC7)
20150611 (BBC7)
20170822 (BBC7)

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Stars Stephen Thorne.

Only a shadow on a poster - what is Valentin Renaudin in real life?

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Montmartre, Paris in 1889, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to paint a series of posters. A performer's career was made if they secured an appearance.

John Peacock brings Toulouse Lautrec's poster characters to life, in four plays about those entertainers whose lives were as vivid as Lautrec's paint.

Starring Stephen Thorne as Valentin Renaudin, Margaretta Scott as Celine Renaudin, Frances Barber as Louise Weber, Sylvestra Le Touzel as La Mome Fromage, Anna Cropper as Alice Goujon, Norman Jones as Zidler, Michael Graham Cox as Monsieur Goujon, Geoffrey Whitehead as Theo Renaudin, David Goudge as Georges Tabards and Carlos Douglas as Joseph Oller.

Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life. Stars Stephen Thorne. From December 1989.

Valentin Renaudin.... Stephen Thorne

Celine Renaudin.... Margaretta Scott

Louise Weber.... Frances Barber

Alice Goujon.... Anna Cropper

Zidler.... Norman Jones

Joseph Oller.... Carlos Douglas

Nini/Marie/Singer.... Alice Arnold

Adele.... Sue Broomfield

Monsieur Goujon.... Michael Graham Cox

Gerard/Waiter.... John Bull

Theo Renaudin.... Geoffrey Whitehead

Georges Tabards.... David Goudge

Michel Renaudin.... Brian Miller

La Mome Fromage.... Sylvestra Le Touzel

Annie.... Jo Kendall

Shop Assistant/May Belfort/Marcelle.... Marcia King

Written by John Peacock.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Stephen Thorne.

From December 1989.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Valentin loves to dance with the women of the Moulin and earns himself the name the Boneless Wonder.

Unhappy with his life, Valentin looks to the nightlife at the Moulin Rouge for inspiration and finds it.

03La Goulue1989121420040408 (BBC7)
20040409 (BBC7)
20050406 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)
20100804 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Stars Frances Barber.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Frances Barber.

From December 1989.

Louise Weber - Frances Barber

La Mome Fromage - Sylvestra Le Touzel

Oller - Carlos Douglas

Annie - Jo Kendall

Henri Lassin - Michael Graham Cox

Nini - Alice Arnold

Gerard - John Bull

Mme Grille - Marcia King

Zidler - Norman Jones

Tremolada/Male Voice - Donald Gee

Mme Gillottes - Margaret Courtenay

Jeanne Faes - Maria Miles

Jacques/Garbin - Joe Dunlop

Guy Benoits - Michael Kilgarriff

Written by John Peacock.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

She is synonymous with the Moulin Rouge - but can she go on forever? Frances Barber stars.

03La Goulue1989121420040408 (BBC7)
20040409 (BBC7)
20050406 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20091029 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)
20100804 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20150611 (BBC7)
20150612 (BBC7)
20170823 (BBC7)

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Stars Frances Barber.

Dancer Louise's nickname of La Goulue is singularly appropriate - she's a glutton for food and life...

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Montmartre, Paris in 1889, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to paint a series of posters. A performer's career was made if they secured an appearance.

John Peacock brings Toulouse Lautrec's poster characters to life, in the first of four plays about those entertainers, whose lives were as vivid as Lautrec's paint.

Starring Frances Barber as Louise Weber, Sylvestra Le Touzel as La Mome Fromage, Norman Jones as Zidler, Carlos Douglas as Joseph Oller, Michael Graham Cox as Henri Lassin, Alice Arnold as Nini, John Bull as Gerard, Marcia King as Mme Grille and Margaret Courtenay as Mme Gillottes,

Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life. Stars Frances Barber. From December 1989.

Louise Weber.... Frances Barber

La Mome Fromage.... Sylvestra Le Touzel

Oller.... Carlos Douglas

Annie.... Jo Kendall

Henri Lassin.... Michael Graham Cox

Nini.... Alice Arnold

Gerard.... John Bull

Mme Grille.... Marcia King

Zidler.... Norman Jones

Tremolada/Male Voice.... Donald Gee

Mme Gillottes.... Margaret Courtenay

Jeanne Faes.... Maria Miles

Jacques/Garbin.... Joe Dunlop

Guy Benoits.... Michael Kilgarriff

Written by John Peacock.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Frances Barber.

From December 1989.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

She is synonymous with the Moulin Rouge - but can she go on forever? Frances Barber stars.

04Jane Avril19891221

04Jane Avril1989122120091030 (BBC7)
20150612 (BBC7)
20150613 (BBC7)
20170824 (BBC7)

The crazy dancer uses people, but reaps the consequences.

They called her Crazy Jane because of the way she danced, but it was not an affectionate nickname. Jane Avril used people all her life and reaped the consequences...

When the Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Montmartre, Paris in 1889, Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned to paint a series of posters. A performer's career was made if they secured an appearance.

John Peacock brings Toulouse Lautrec's poster characters to life, in the first of four plays about those entertainers, whose lives were as vivid as Lautrec's paint.

Starring Angela Pleasence as Jane Avril, Vivian Pickles as Gazelle, Jack Galloway as Andre Vaubert, Clive Merrison as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, David King as Arsene Ondet, Norman Jones as Charles Zidler and Jo Kendall as Annine.

Music by Stephen Warbeck.
Director: Jane Morgan

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

The crazy dancer uses people, but reaps the consequences. Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life. Stars Angela Pleasance.

04 LASTJane Avril1989122120040415 (BBC7)
20040416 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20050408 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)
20091031 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20100806 (BBC7)

The crazy dancer uses people, but reaps the consequences.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Angela Pleasance.

From December 1989.

Jane Avril....

Angela Pleasance

Annine....

Jo Kendall

Claire Cortin/Cleopatre....

Alice Arnold

Chairman/Passer-by/Taxi-Driver....

John Bull

Andre Vaubert....

Jack Galloway

Gazelle....

Vivien Pickles

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec....

Clive Merrison

Alain Marais....

Brian Miller

Madeleine....

Anne Carroll

Gazelle (at 17)....

Elizabeth Mansfield

Arsene Ondet....

David King

Cleaner/Nurse....

Tara Dominic

Matron/Madame Cortin....

Anna Cropper

Maxine....

Valerie Sarruf.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale studios.

Jane Avril aka Crazy Jane was one of the most famous dancers at the Moulin Rouge...but was she really mad?

04 LASTJane Avril1989122120040415 (BBC7)
20040416 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20050408 (BBC7)
20091030 (BBC7)
20091031 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20100806 (BBC7)

The crazy dancer uses people, but reaps the consequences.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Angela Pleasance.

From December 1989.

Jane Avril - Angela Pleasance

Annine - Jo Kendall

Claire Cortin/Cleopatre - Alice Arnold

Chairman/Passer-by/Taxi-Driver - John Bull

Andre Vaubert - Jack Galloway

Gazelle - Vivien Pickles

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Clive Merrison

Alain Marais - Brian Miller

Madeleine - Anne Carroll

Gazelle (at 17) - Elizabeth Mansfield

Arsene Ondet - David King

Cleaner/Nurse - Tara Dominic

Matron/Madame Cortin - Anna Cropper

Maxine - Valerie Sarruf.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale studios.

Jane Avril aka Crazy Jane was one of the most famous dancers at the Moulin Rouge...but was she really mad?