1 9 5 6 (UK)
5 x 30 minute episodes
This five-part “live” thriller series from ABC Weekend Television aired on Saturday nights in August and September 1956 and was written by Peter Key.
Accompanied by his beautiful daughter, Kim (Maureen Connell) – the “First Lady” of the title – the President of the now powerful Pacific Federation (John Loder) is visiting Britain in order to sign an agreement covering the British sale of a vitally strategic possession.
As his warship approaches Portsmouth, an unexpected reception awaits him. Something ticking is found in the flowers behind the Presidential chair in the luncheon room at Portsmouth Guildhall. So the public reception is cancelled and the President and his daughter whisked off to London by a secret route.
Throughout five tedious episodes, Kenneth Hyde as Dave Craddock was the only character that aroused any continuing interest.
Tom Abel – President, Pacific Federation
Colonel George Jason (Internal Security)
Prime Minister Sir Robert Sturgess
Foreign Secretary John Bridger
Arthur Harrison, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Giles Freeman, Home Secretary
Sir Roger Arkwright
The Red, White and Blue | We Want Kim | The Man at the Window | The Box of Tricks | Dance Macabre