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1 9 5 8 – 1 9 5 9 (UK)
26 x 30 minute episodes

The SS Adriana set sail on 6 December 1958, but this serial story of life on an ocean liner was screened initially only in the ABC region. It was networked nationally on Saturday evenings from 24 January 1959.

During the run of 26 episodes, the cruise ship made several crossings of the Atlantic plus a tour of the Mediterranean – in the studio at least.

Regular characters included Assistant Purser Janet Fraser (Susan Shaw), stewardess Joan Harrison (Avril Angers), radio operator Mark Rogers (Richard Coleman) and steward Syd Barker (a pre-fame Arthur Lowe).

Several familiar faces appeared on the passenger list, including Susannah York, Gordon Jackson, Gerald Flood, Richard O’Sullivan and Julie Stevens.

Assistant Purser Janet Fraser
Susan Shaw
Stewardess Joan Harrison
Avril Angers
Radio Officer Mark Rogers
Richard Coleman
Steward Sydney Barker
Arthur Lowe
3rd Officer Peter Norton
John Gale
Chief Officer Bill Stafford
Charles Morgan
Nursing Sister Betty Masters
Marion Mathie
Austin Carter
Leslie Sands
Penelope Smith
Elizabeth Wallace
A. B. Morley
Anthony Bate