1 9 5 5 – 1 9 5 6 (UK)
25 x 60 minute episodes
This series of 21 plays was produced by Rediffusion and debuted on 29 September 1955, airing Thursday evenings at 9.00 pm.
The house in which Barbara (Joan Miller) and Kenneth (Robert Harris) live may look no different from its neighbour from the outside, but behind the windows, the two face a personal and poignant problem.
John Franklyn Robbins
A Call on the Widow
Two detectives (Clifford Evans and Michael Craig) call at a lonely farmhouse to investigate the death of the owner. Marooned by floods, they become guests of his widow (Jean Kent). One finds love, the other finds murder.
The Glorification of Al Toolum
Al (Lionel Murton) has won a competition as the most average man in the USA. Then he discovers that glorification brings troubles.
Mac the crazy kid
Summer in Normandy
A Garden in the Sea
A young writer (Robert Urquhart) is searching for new material for his biography of a famous poet. He believes that a mysterious old recluse (Rosalie Crutchley) once knew the poet, and still has poems and letters yet unpublished. So he goes to visit her in Venice at the old palace that stands in a garden in the sea.
The End of the Mission
The Inward Eye
The story of a girl for whom a guide dog was the means by which she found her way back in life.
The play gives dramatic emphasis to the problems of those who trespass within that part of the brain known as “Area Nine”.
Lady Must Sell
The article for sale in this comedy play is a mink coat.
Mrs Fred Deacon
Peggy Thorpe Bates
The General’s Mess
Jimmy (Stephen Boyd) is a professional boxer who is tempted by his crooked brother-in-law to throw a fight.
Mickey Day as a child
Mickey’s first opponent
Mickey’s second opponent
Boxing Board Control man
The Man Who Liked Christmas
Two Letters: Yesterday’s Mail/No Other Wine
Reed de Rouen
Sam and the Great Unveiling
Sam Bowler (Reginald Beckwith) is a well-respected bookie who has just crowned a lifetime of service by raising the money for a new children’s home.
But some facts about his private life have been overlooked, and unfortunately, it is not in the nature of the implacable Lady Battleby (Noel Hood) to overlook anything – and she holds the purse strings.
Mayor Todd Fletcher
Francis de Wolff
A 999 call sends police racing through a deserted Piccadilly at sawn on the trail of a stolen car: The Guv’nor has struck again.
But as Inspector Bailey (Richard Caldicot) remarks to a visiting American police chief, no matter how well The Guv’nor plans his crimes, some small detail will trip him up in the end.
Det Insp Bailey
The Sun Divorce
Wish on the Moon
Ruth (Julia Worth) longed to see her name in lights. Olivia (Margaret Allworthy) wanted a husband, but London remodelled the lives of each and put both girls on the road to success.
Margaret Moves On
Margaret (Mary Merrall) is a widow in her sixties and has a genius for losing friends and exasperating people. Comedy and drama follow when she moves into the hard-pressed household of her son David (Patrick Barr).
A west country comedy about the ruthlessness of the big businessman, pitted against the guile and experience of the countryman.
E Eynon Evans