1 9 5 3 – 1 9 5 7 (UK)
156 x 30 minute episodes
Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made half-hour drama anthology series which presented everything from mystery to farce with the somewhat Hitchcockian theme of average people caught in unusual situations.
Included in its five-year run were ‘The Man Who Wouldn’t Escape’ with Christopher Lee; and ‘Second Wind’ with Michael Shepley and Nora Swinburne.
Among the British actors who appeared in the series were Honor Blackman, Fulton McKay, Diana Dors, Billie Whitelaw, Bill Owen, Hugh Griffith, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Laurie, John le Mesurier, Sybil Thorndike, William Hartnell, Irene Handl and Buster Keaton.
The series was also known in the US as Rheingold Theatre.