ABC NOVEL FOR TELEVISION: MASADA {EPISODE 1} (TV)

Summary

Episode one of this eight-hour drama about the Roman army's attempts to capture the Dead Sea Fortress of Masada, held by Jewish zealots. Highlights of this portion include the following: modern-day recruits of the Israel Defense Forces recount, ceremonially, the story of Masada; in 70 A.D., Eleazer and his zealots escape a conquered Jerusalem and flee to Masada; and Roman General Silva sets up camp nearby, hoping to capture the zealots, but is thwarted by the emperor and by his own officers; Silva's men march on a Judean village and take Sheva prisoner; and Eleazer vows to resist the Romans. (Presented under the umbrella of "ABC Novel for Television.") Includes commercials.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by The Hearst Corporation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: April 5, 1981 Sunday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0460
  • GENRE: Drama, historical
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, historical
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1981
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Richard Irving … Executive Producer
    • Arnon Milchan … Supervising Producer
    • George Eckstein … Producer
    • Boris Sagal … Director
    • Joel Oliansky … Writer
    • Ernest K. Gann … Based on the novel by
    • Jerry Goldsmith … Music by
    • Peter O'Toole … Cast, General Cornelius Flavius
    • Peter Strauss … Cast, Eleazer ben Yair
    • Barbara Carrera … Cast, Sheva
    • Giulia Pagano … Cast, Miriam
    • Joseph Wiseman … Cast, Jerahmeel
    • Nigel Davenport … Cast, Senator Mucianus
    • Alan Feinstein … Cast, Aaron
    • Anthony Quayle … Cast, Rubrius Gallus
    • Denis Quilley … Cast, General Marcus Quadratus
    • Paul L. Smith … Cast, Gideon
    • Anthony Valentine … Cast, Merovius, Head Tribune
    • Timothy West … Cast, Emperor Vespasian
    • David Warner … Cast, Falco
    • Clive Francis … Cast, Attius, Head Tribune
    • George Peter Innes … Cast, Titus
    • David Opatoshu … Cast, Shimon
    • Richard Pierson … Cast, Ephraim
    • Joseph Wiseman … Cast, Jerahmeel, Head Essene
    • Heinz Bernhard … Cast, Elder
    • Christopher Biggins … Cast, Albinus
    • David A. Block … Cast, Reuben
    • Warren Clarke … Cast, Plinius
    • Vernon Dobtcheff … Cast, Chief Priest
    • Michael Elphick … Cast, Vettius
    • Ken Hutchison … Cast, Fronto
    • David Mauro … Cast, Epos
    • Kevin McNally … Cast, Norbanus
    • Alex Peleg … Cast, Zidon
    • Joey Sagal … Cast, Seth
    • Michael Shillo … Cast, Ezra
    • Ray Smith … Cast, Lentius
    • Diana Webster … Cast, Quintilia
    • John Terry Bell … Cast, Master of Ceremonies
    • Leon Greene … Cast, 1st Centurion
    • Norman Rossington … Cast, Maro
    • Michael Schneider … Cast, Surgeon
    • Morgan Sheppard … Cast, Sergeant