1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 4 (UK)
200 x 60 minute episodes
Debuting in January 1969 with the play “Park People” by Alun Owen, this long-running dramatic anthology series was produced by London Weekend Television.
Among the 200 plays aired during its five-year run were productions of “Long Day’s Journey into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen, “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw and adaptions of works by William Shakespeare, James Joyce, Wilkie Collins, Simon Gray, Sam Shepard, Israel Horovitz, Arthur Miller, August Strindberg, JB Priestley, Lanford Wilson, and John Mortimer.
Actors who appeared in the series included Laurence Olivier, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, George C. Scott, Telly Savalas, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Robert Culp, Richard Chamberlain, Ian McKellen, Stanley Baker, Martin Sheen, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Glenda Jackson, Diane Cilento, Hannah Gordon, Denholm Elliott, Adrienne Corri, John Thaw, Ian Hendry, Helen Mirren, Michael Craig, Tommy Steele, Alfred Burke, Diana Rigg, Jim Dale, June Brown, Patricia Routledge, Robin Askwith, Leonard Rossiter, Liz Fraser, Brian Blessed, Norman Rossington, Geoffrey Bayldon and Maureen Lipman.