Casanova (1971)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Dennis Potter
  • First Air Date: 1971-11-16
  • Last Air Date: 1971-12-21
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 6
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Networks: BBC Two
  • Directors: Mark Cullingham, John Glenister.
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The Italian adventurer and libertine Giovanni Jacopo Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, but in this six-part series Dennis Potter attempted to find a contemporary relevance through his central themes of sex and religion. He commented that Casanova "was concerned with religious and sexual freedom, and these are the things we have to address ourselves to now." Casanova was imprisoned in Venice in 1755, and Potter used that event as a central device, constantly inter-cutting to contrast Casanova's amorous escapades, radiant, joyful and brightly lit, with his oppressive solitary confinement in the gloom of a half-darkened cell.

  • Keywords: casanova, miniseries
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    Casanova Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1971-11-16
    6 Episodes

    Casanova Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Episode 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Episode 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Episode 360 min
    • Frank Finlay

      as Casanova
    • Zienia Merton

      as Cristina
    • Christine Noonan

      as Barberina
    • Norman Rossington

      as Lorenzo
    • Lyn Yeldham

      as Genoveffa
    Writing Dennis Potter Writer
    Directing Mark Cullingham Director
    Directing John Glenister Director