Adventure Story (1961 TV film)

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Adventure Story
Genre Historical Drama
Created by Terence Rattigan
Starring Sean Connery
William Russell
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English

Produced by Rudolph Cartier

Production Design by Clifford Hatts
Original network BBC1
Original release 12 June 1961 (1961-06-12)

Adventure Story is a British television drama, written by the playwright Terence Rattigan, and tells the story of Alexander the Great and his conquest of Persia. It starred Sean Connery in his first starring role[1] and was praised at the time for its acting.[2]


  • Sean Connery - Alexander the Great
  • William Russell - Hephaestion
  • Lyndon Brook - Philotas
  • William Devlin - Parmenion, Philotas' Father
  • Alex Scott - Ptolemy
  • Edward Cast - Perdiccas
  • Michael Brennan - Father Cleitus
  • Noel Hood - The Pythia, Priestess of Apollo
  • Walter Brown - Polystratos
  • Paul Stassino - King Darius
  • Margaretta Scott - Queen Mother
  • Ann Dimitri - Queen Statira
  • Pauline Knight - Princess Statira
  • Alan Tilvern - Prince Bessus, Satrap of Bactria
  • Bandana Das Gupta - Roxana
  • Tutte Lemkow - Mazeres, The King's Chamberlain
  • Walter Randall - Palace Official
  • Simon Levy - Persian Officer


  1. Sean Connery: The measure of a man by Christopher Bray, Faber and Faber (2010), p.65
  2. Study of Alexander the Great, The Times, 13 June 1961

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