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Thursday Theatre

1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (UK)
23 x 90 minute episodes

This anthology series of plays was produced by the BBC and aired (as the name suggests) on Thursday evenings on BBC2.

Standout productions included J.B. Priestley’s ‘Johnson Over Jordan’ starring Ralph Richardson in the title role, and ‘Photo Finish’, written by Peter Ustinov and featuring a man of 80 being visited by himself aged 20, 40 and 60.

A cavalcade of British actors appeared in the 23 dramas, including John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, James Bolam, Sheila Hancock, Paul Eddington, Patrick Macnee, Richard Briers, Hannah Gordon, Susannah York, Wendy Craig, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Paddick, Jack Smethurst, Nyree Dawn Porter, Barry Foster, Michael Bates, Henry McGee, Madge Ryan, Nicola Pagett, Burt Kwouk, Erik Chitty, Trevor Bannister, Ronald Lacey, June Barry, Ron Moody, Moira Lister, Norman Bird, Jacqueline Jones and Charles Lloyd Pack.

Episodes

Captain Carvallo | The Cure for Love | Any Other Business | Summer of the Seventeenth Doll | Write Me a Murder | The Same Sky | Simon and Laura | The Cocktail Party | Murder Mistaken | A Day by the Sea | Point of Departure | The Young Elizabeth | When We Are Married | The Flowering Cherry | The Wings of the Dove | Photo Finish | Johnson Over Jordan | Naked Island | The Living Room | Traveller Without Luggage | Celebration | The Kidders | Anatol