The complete farewell performance of the legendary satirical revue “Beyond the Fringe” in London, filmed prior to its coming to the United States, is being shown at the Museum of Television and Radio in screenings from February 11 to March 31. The two-hour 1964 film has never been released commercially, although a truncated one-hour version was broadcast over BBC2.
“Beyond the Fringe” starred Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore, all of whom went on to illustrious further careers. In one of its sketches, Moore portrayed a one-legged man auditioning to play Tarzan.
Screenings are at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and at 6 p.m. Thursday evenings. The museum is also in the midst of a massive retrospective of the film work of director John Cassavetes.
The Museum of Television and Radio is at 25 West 52nd Street. Phone: 212-621-6800.