National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

Penelope Wilton and Nicholas Le Prevost in Bedroom Farce

Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) and Nicholas Le Prevost (Shakespeare in Love and a regular of Masterpiece productions including Foyle’s War and Inspector Morse) perform a comic scene as Delia and Ernest, respectively, in Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce. Cold feet and pilchards-on-toast are among the topics of their bedroom banter. The play premiered at the National Theatre in 1977 with Joan Hickson and Michael Gough.

Watch Penelope Wilton and Nicholas Le Prevost Perform Scene

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage airs Friday, February 14, 2014, at 9 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).