CTVA UK - "Playdate" (A-R/ITV)(1961-62) mainly Canadian Plays shown in the UK

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Playdate

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PLAYDATE

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Associated-Rediffusion Presentation

for

the ITV Network

 

A  mix bag of hour-long  plays shown on ITV Mondays at

8:00pm  / Fridays 9:35pm

in 1962 - includes many Canadian/US imports  and

repeats during the 5 month ITV actors strike  Dec1961 -May 1962.

 

This list is NOT Complete .........

 

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[--] Playdate: IN THE GOOD TIME  (Canadian play)

15Dec61 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Fri 9:35 pm (60min)

Written by A.M. Kittermaster

Directed by David Gardner

Cast:

Lloyd Bochner ............ Chetwynd

Percy Rodriguez .......... Zawi

Ann Morrish .............. Anne Meredith

Charles Palmer ........... Molyneux

Hilary Vernon ............ Mrs. Molyneux

Glynne Morris ............ Major Cottrell

Joey Hollingsworth ....... Joseph

Aston McEachron .......... Sergeant Mulenga

Portia White ............. Native Singer

Roy Wordsworth ........... Driver

Christopher Morgan ....... English

Synopsis:

During a native uprising in present-day Africa,

a white child is kidnapped and a captured native

offers to go the rescue. [DM]

 

[--] Playdate: SALT OF THE EARTH  (Canadian play)

29Dec61 Tyne-Tees UK, Fri 9:35 pm (60min)

Executive Producer Ed Moser

Supervising Producer Robert Allen

Story by Rebecca West/ Adapted by Elizabeth Hart

Directed by George McCowen

Designed by Murray Laufer

Cast:

Frances Hyland ......... Alice

Cec Linder ............. Jimmy

Ruth Springford ........ Mrs. Andrews

(full details in TTT "The Viewer")  

 

[--] Playdate: THAT GOLD BELONGS TO UNCLE ANGUS

(Canadian play)

29Jan62  ITV UK, Mon 8:00 pm (60 min) 

 

[--] Playdate: MY REPRESENTATIVE (Canadian play)

Associated-Rediffusion Network Presentation 

19Feb62 ITV UK, Mon 8:00 pm (60 min) 

Executive Producer Ed Moser

Written by Kenneth Jupp

Directed by Basil Coleman     

Cast:

Neil McCallum

Norman Welsh

Hilary Vernon

 

[--] Playdate: ALL CORRECT, SIR

(UK play, - in the can before the strike? /or strike breaker?)

19Mar62 ITV Mon 8:00 pm (60 min)

Written by Barbara S. Harper

Directed by Peter Graham Scott

Settings by Frederick Pusey

starring

Bernard Lee ............ The Governor

Adrienne Corri ......... Ruth Lawrence

Megs Jenkins ........... Chief Officer Mooney

Synopsis:

What was the lovely Ruth Lawrence doing in

prison anyway? And why was she so violently opposed to authority?

There was an answer and the Governor had to find it? [DM]

 

[--] Playdate: GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Canadian/ US play)

Associated-Rediffusion Network Presentation

09Apr62 Mon 8:00 pm (pt. 1)

16Apr62 Mon 8:00 pm (pt.2)

starring:

Douglas Rain

Special Guest Star:

Cathleen Nesbitt

with:

Michael Learned

 

[--] Playdate: THE EYE-OPENER MAN AND THE WAGES OF SIN (Canadian Play) (60 min)

07May62, Mon 8:00 pm

Written by Leslie MacFarlane

Guest Cast:

Mavory Moore

Corinne Conley

Robert Christie

Synopsis:

Who should propose the toast at the Burns Night Supper?. Bob Edwards,

editor of the local newspaper, the "Calgary Eye-Opener" is the obvious

choice, but last year he arrived drunk and fell asleep with his head

in the haggis. This year he swears he will remain sober. Then a

stranger arrives in town - and the odds grow that Bob will not make it. [DM]

(UK: 12May61 ITV A-R London, Fri 11:00pm  - billed as "Late Night Theatre")

 

[--] Playdate: A CALL ON THE WIDOW (UK play)

18Jun62, ITV Mon 8:00 pm (repeat)

A-R Production (Associated-Rediffusion)

Produced by Peter Cotes

Written by James Doran

Directed by Peter Graham Scott

starring

Jean Kent

Clifford Evans

Michael Craig 

 

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CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation production)

 

Host 1961 Robert Goulet

Host 1962 Christopher Plummer


*Note: Paul Almond produced and directed six episodes.

 

Playdate: THE OLD ONES
1962
written by Tony Van Bridge

 

Playdate: THE GOPHER COLONY
13Jun62 CBC
Written by Leslie McFarlane
Hosted by Christopher Plummer
cast:
Corinne Conley
William Brydon
Liza Marczi
Charles Palmer
Synopsis:
A comedy about a paternalistic employer and a fall-out shelter. [TVG]

Playdate: THE COWBOY AND MR. ANTHONY
1963
cast:
Ian Tyson
Sylvia Fricker

 

 Playdate: ALIAS JONES  (60min)

13Apr64 CBC Mon (CBLT Toronto 9pm ET)

a comedy by Jacqueline Rosenfeld

cast:

Ivor Barry ..... Marsby

Earle Hyman .... Crouch

Douglas Rain ... Jones

Synopsis:

A former British undercover agent sailing for London

discovers he's being shadowed by a sinister-looking character. [DM]

 

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