The Hothouse
The Hothouse

The Hothouse (1982)

The Hothouse

The Hothouse (1958)

Channel BBC Two
Broadcast Date 27 March 1982
Broadcast time 21:35:00
Length (minutes) 115
Black and White No
Series Unknown
Broadcast Notes

A note on the script: the work here is a stage play that is being relayed on television. We are unaware of any differences in dialogue between the broadcast text and the published text of the play. A television script would have been prepared for the broadcast (Stuart Griffiths: script editor), but we are not aware of any archival resource that has retained this to consult.

Language English

Linked Productions

No linked Production have been added to this production record yet.

Linked People

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Creative | Director

Louis Marks (1928 - 2010)

Creative | Producer (radio/television)

Stuart Walker

Creative | Designer

Dennis Channon

Creative | Lighting Designer

Stuart Griffiths

Creative | Script Editor

Linked Organisations

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


Roote (Age: fifties, Male)

Performer: Derek Newark (1933 - 1998)

Gibbs (The Hothouse) (Age: thirties, Not specified)

Performer: James Grant (1936)

Lamb (Age: twenties, Male)

Character appears in the sketch Applicant (published 1961), where he is 'a young man'. Same character name used in the play The Hothouse (1958/1980), where he is 'in his twenties'.

Performer: Roger Davidson (1945)

Miss Cutts (Age: thirties, Female)

Performer: Angela Pleasance (1941)

Lush (Age: thirties, Male)

Performer: Robert East (1943)

Tubb (Age: 50, Male)

Performer: Michael Forrest (1932 - 2004)

Lobb (Age: 50, Male)

Performer: Edward de Souza (1932)

Linked Awards

No award have been added to this production record yet.


Pinter at the BBC, 2019 DVD (URL)

Type: DVD

External Link:

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


The Hothouse (BBC, 1982)

BBC Archives


The Hothouse

Radio Times, 25 March 1982


illustrated article, p. 5; listing, with image, p. 25; poem by Roger Woddis, p. 81