1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (UK)
17 x 30 minute episodes
Shirley Logan (Shirley MacLaine) was a globe-trotting photojournalist for London-based World Illustrated magazine. Dennis Croft (John Gregson) was her editor.
The indomitable and highly resourceful Shirley met more than her share of high drama and intrigue – meeting would-be Soviet defectors, interviewing film stars and even becoming a circus clown – with a few hilarious moments along the way
A slick production with some impressive location scenery courtesy of extensive location work from England to Asia and a good support cast helped her along.
Shirley’s World was Maclaine’s only venture into the television series format.
A truly international ITC show, the special guests featured a number of favourites, including Brian Blessed, Ron Moody, Dandy Nichols, Stuart Damon, Joss Ackland, Cyril Cusack and Bert Kwouk.
Apparently, Shirley MacLaine and her British crew developed a mutual loathing of each other during the making of this series. All were mutually happy when it was cancelled.
The Berkley Club Caper | Thou Shalt Not Be Found Out | The Defective Defector | The Lovers | The Islanders | The Colonel | To Dream the Improbable Dream | A Hell of an Engineer | The Reunion | Follow That Rickshaw | A Mother’s Touch | A Girl Like You | Evidence in Camera | The Rally | Figuratively Speaking | Knightmare | Always Leave Them Laughing