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Thursday Theatre is a UK television anthology series produced by and airing on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from 1964–1965. There were twenty-three episodes which included adaptions of the play, The Cocktail Party, by T.S. Eliot, and the novel, The Wings of the Dove (novel), by Henry James.

Guest stars included John Hurt, Susannah York, Ralph Richardson, Patrick Macnee, Ron Moody and Margaret Whiting.

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