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.

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