The Basement
The Basement

The Basement (1967)

The Basement

The Basement (1966)

Channel Unknown
Broadcast Date 20 February 1967
Broadcast time 21:05:00
Length (minutes) 60
Black and White Yes
Series Unknown
Broadcast Notes

BBC Television produced Pinter’s A Slight Ache, A Night Out and The Basement in a triple bill in the Theatre 625 strand.

Language Unknown

Linked Productions

A Slight Ache (1967)


A Night Out (1967)


Linked People

Charles Jarrott (1927 - 2011)

Creative | Director

Michael Bakewell

Production | Producer

Eileen Diss (1931)

Creative | Designer

Linked Organisations

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) (Cultural Institution | Est. 1922)


Law (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Derek Godfrey (1924 - 1983)

Jane (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Kika Markham (1940)

Stott (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Linked Awards

No award have been added to this production record yet.


Theatre Archive Project: Interview with Eillen Diss (Audio)

Type: Interview

External Link:

Diss reminisces on the production of The Basement.

Pinter at the BBC, 2019 DVD (URL)

Type: DVD

External Link:

This broadcast is included in the 2019 BFI/BBC box set.


The Basement (BBC, 1967)

T5/873 file, BBC Written Archives Centre

Library archive

Listing and article

Radio Times, 16 February 1967 (illustrated article, p. 21; listing, p. 27)