Country of origin United Kingdom
Running time 50 min. (per episode)
Final episode date 24 March 1983
Number of episodes 10
Music by Michael Stuckey
No. of episodes 10
First episode date 20 January 1983
Number of seasons 1
Networks BBC, BBC One
|Directed by Peter JefferiesMike Vardy|
Starring Ben CrossClare HigginsTenniel EvansGareth Thomas
Cast Ben Cross, Clare Higgins, Gareth Thomas
Similar La Cittadella (1964 miniseries), The Stars Look Down (TV serial), The Barchester Chronicles
The Citadel - INTRO (Serie Tv) (1983)
The Citadel is a 1983 BBC television adaptation written by Don Shaw from A. J. Cronin's novel The Citadel, which was originally published in 1937. It was produced by Ken Riddington. Other television versions include a British (1960) and two Italian (1964 & 2003) adaptations. the miniseries was directed by Peter Jefferies and Mike Vardy.
The BBC dramatisation stars Ben Cross as Dr. Andrew Manson and Clare Higgins as Christine Manson. It was broadcast in the US from November 1983 until January 1984 by PBS television as part of Masterpiece Theatre.
The program was partly filmed on location in Tredegar, Wales, where A. J. Cronin practised as a doctor with the Tredegar Medical Aid Society prior to writing the novel, as well as in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and Prague. His experience with the Tredegar Medical Aid Society shaped the "Aberalaw" section of the novel.