CTVA UK - "Somerset Maugham Hour" (A-R/ITV)(1960-62)

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Somerset Maugham Theatre (US)(CBS 1950-51)(NBC 1951) "live" Dramatic Anthology series

W. Somerset Maugham (UK)(BBC)(1969-70) 26 episodes x 1hr

 
Somerset Maugham Stories (series 1)(Early 1960)
The Somerset Maugham Hour (series 2&3)(1960-62)

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SOMERSET MAUGHAM STORIES (series 1 title)

THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM HOUR (series 2 -3 title)

 

Associated-Rediffusion Production

(Wembley Studios, London, England)

for the

ITV Network [UK]

 
UK Dramatic Anthology Series 1960-62  38 episodes x 60
min live/tape
 
Introduced by Daniel Farson (season 1) (early 1960)
Introduced by & Occasionally Starring: Hugh Williams
as Mallowby (season 2)(1960-61)
Introduced by & Occasionally Starring: Ian Hunter as
Mallowby (season 3)(1962)

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SOMERSET MAUGHAM STORIES 
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1.01 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: FLOTSAM AND JETSUM

03Feb60 ITV

 

1.02 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: SANATORIUM

 10Feb60 ITV Network Wed 8:30pm
Dramatised by Bill Macilwraith
Script Editor Stanley Miller
Directed by Ian Fordyce
Guitar Music Composed and Played by Sacha Distel
Introduced by Daniel Farson
Starring:
Elvi Hale ............. Ivy Bishop
Charles Gray .......... Major Templeton
John Westbrook ........ Mr. Ashenden
With:
John Laurie ........... Mr. McLeod
Peter Vaughan ......... Mr. Chester
Jameson Clark ......... Mr. Campbell
Moultrie Kelsall ...... Doctor Lennox
Synopsis:
People used to say Ashenden had a low opinion of human
nature. As a temporary patient he was not surprised to find
fear or even laughter under the shadow of illness, but
suffering sometimes brings out other rarer qualities too.

 [UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine]

 

*** moved from Wed to Thur ***

 

1.03 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: THE HAPPY COUPLE

          18Feb60 ITV, Thur

 

1.04 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: THE UNCONQUERED

          25Feb60 ITV

 

1.05 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: A CASUAL AFFAIR

          03Mar60 ITV Network Thur 8:30pm 
Script by Stanley Miller
Directed by Ian Fordyce
Introduced by Daniel Farson
Staring:
Maxine Audley ....... Lady Kastellan
Marie Lohr .......... Lady Mary Pelling
Ralph Michael ....... Lord Kastellan
With:
Austin Trevor ....... Hon. Charles Pelling
Henry Kendall ....... Archie Dundas
Derek Waring ........ Arthur Low (NOT the Actor Arthur Lowe)
Gordon Whiting ..... Ransome
Llewelyn Rees ....... Jevons
Anne Leon ........... ?
Synopsis:
There is nothing more shattering than to love with all
your heart with someone you know to be worthless. Had Jack Almond
either shown less courage or Lady Kastellan had possessed more, the
outcome may have been different for both of them. 
[UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine]
1.06 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: EPISODE
          10Mar60 ITV
 
1.07 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: THE ALIEN CORN
          17Mar60 ITV
 
1.08 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: THE LION'S SKIN
          24Mar60 ITV Network, Thur 8:30 pm
Script Editor Stanley Miller
Directed by Ian Fordyce
Guitar Music Composed and Played by Sacha Distel 
Introduced by Daniel Farson
Starring
Dennis Price ......... Captain Robert Forrester
Joyce Heron .......... Eleanor Forrester
William Kendall ...... Sir Frederick Hardy
With:
Bruce Seton .......... Mallowby
Melissa Stribling .... Lady Hardy
Irene Prador ......... Princess Ranefskaya
Violetta ............. Marie
Julian Sherrier ...... Pierre
Sheila Ballantine .... Nurse
Synopsis:
Mankind, some people say, is divided into two species
- those who are gentlemen and those who are not. Comparing Sir
Frederick Hardy, Baronet, with Captain Robert Forrester of the Guards, 
it is no longer easy, after the events, to decide which had become which. 
[UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine] 
 
1.09 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: P AND O
          31Mar60 
 
1.10 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: THE FACTS OF LIFE
          07Apr60  ITV Network, Thur 8:30 pm
Dramatised by Michael Miller
Directed by Michael Westmore
Introduced by Daniel Farson
Starring:
Naunton Wayne ........ Henry Garnet
Elizabeth Welch ...... Night Club Star
John Le Messurier .... Colonel Brabazon
Julia Arnell ......... The Girl
Derrick Sherwin ...... Nicky Garnet
Helen Shingler ....... Muriel Garnet
With:
Noel Dryden .......... Mawson
Robert Sansom ........ Mackenzie
Harold Siddons ....... Teesdale
Donald Oliver ........ Tim Mortimer
Synopsis:
Worldly experience, as Henry Garney never tires of
impressing on his son, Nicky, is confined to one's elders and
betters. It is all the more unfair, therefore to appear a bumbling
old innocent to one's progeny and a figure of fun to one's
friends. 
[UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine]
 
1.11 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: 
          THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE/ THE OUTSTATION
          14Apr60
 
1.12 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: 
          THE THREE FAT WOMEN OF ANTIBES/ A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE 
          21Apr60
 
1.13 [--] Somerset Maugham Stories: 
          WINTER CRUISE/ MR. KNOW-ALL
          28Apr60
 
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THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM HOUR
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2.01 [14] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE FOUR DUTCHMAN

          04Nov60

 

2.02 [15] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE KITE

          11Nov60, ITV Fri 9:35pm

          Associated-Rediffusion Production

          Introduced by Hugh Williams

          Dramatized by Ken Taylor

          Directed by Geoffrey Hughes

          Script Editor, Stanley Miller

          Designed by Frank Gillman

          Starring:

          Megs Jenkins ......... Beatrice Sunbury

          Richard Briers ....... Herbert Sunbury

          Wendy Craig .......... Betty Bevan

          with:

          Tenniel Evans ........ Samuel Sunbury

          Ewan Roberts ......... Ned Preston

Synopsis:

Flying his kite gives Herbert Sunbury a wonderful feeling of
power and adventure, an escape from suburban monotony. But
finally he had to make a choice between his kite and a marriage.
 
2.03 [16] Somerset Maugham Hour: BEFORE THE PARTY
          18Nov60 
 
2.04 [17] Somerset Maugham Hour: GIGOLO AND GIGOLETTE 
          25Nov60 ITV Network, Fri 9:35pm
Associated-Rediffusion Production 
Dramatised by Ken Taylor
Script Editor, Stanley Miller
Directed by Christopher Hodson
Designed by Michael Wield
Introduced by & Starring Hugh Williams ..... Mallowby
Starring:
Millicent Martin ........ Stella Cottman 
Paul Eddington .......... Syd Cotman 
Arthur Macrae ........... Sandy Westcott
Guest Star:
Hermoine Baddeley ....... Flora Penezzi
With:
John Wentworth .......... Carlo Penezzi
Gilda Dahlberg .......... Eva Barrett
Geoffrey Denys .......... Lord Horton
Enid Freedom ............ Lady Horton 
Campbell Cotts .......... Colonel Goodhart
Claire Ruane ............ Mrs. Goodhart
Elizabeth Ashley ........ Countess Lepini
James Mellor ............ Paco Espinel
Victor Baring ........... Angelo
Joan Ingram ............. Fat Lady
Antony Mayne ............ Commissionaire
Paul Bogden ............. Hotel Manager
Gertan Klauber .......... Barman
David Ap-Richards ....... Waiter
Joseph Levine ........... Marathon Dance Official
Alan Stuart ............. Marathon Dancer 
Synopsis:
Twice every night, under the cruel, half-hopeful gaze
of her public Stella dives 60 feet into a shallow pool of flames.
Night after night- until the Riviera season ends or Stella kills
herself. But the show must go on. [UK "TV Times" magazine]
(Millicent Martin appears by permission of Associated
British Picture Corporation Ltd)
 
2.05 [18] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

          02Dec60

 

2.06 [19] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE VERGER

          09Dec60

 

2.07 [20] Somerset Maugham Hour: A MAN WITH A CONSCIENCE

          16Dec60

 

2.08 [21] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

          23Dec60
 
2.09 [22] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE LETTER
          30Dec60
 
2.10 [23] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE ROMANTIC YOUNG LADY
          06Jan61
 
2.11 [24] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE DOOR OF OPPORTUNITY
          13Jan61
 
2.12 [25] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE MOTHER
          20Jan61
 
2.13 [26] Somerset Maugham Hour: A WOMAN OF FIFTY 
          27Jan61
 
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5 months ITV actors strike - circa Jan-May 1962
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Exec Producer Norman Marshall 
 
3.01 [27] Somerset Maugham Hour: APPEARANCE AND REALITY
          20Sep62
 
3.02 [28] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE POINT OF HONOR
          27Sep62
 
3.03 [29] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE COLONEL'S LADY
          04Oct62
 
3.04 [30] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE BOOK BAG
          11Oct62 ITV Network, Thur 9:45 pm
Dramatised by Ken Tayler
Directed by Ian Fordyce
Introduced by & Starring Ian Hunter as Mallowby
Sarring:
Jill Bennett .......... Olive Hardy
Robert Hardy .......... Mark Featherstone
With:
Tom Criddle ........... Tim Hardy
Anthony Sheppard ...... Carter
Joy Shelton ........... Mrs. Sergison
Synopsis:
Love can take many forms. It can enable, and it can
degrade. For Olive Hardy it became a burning obsession 
which could only end in destroying not only her own life, 
but the lives of those around her.
 [UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine] 
 
3.05 [31] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE TREASURE
          18Oct62
 
3.06 [32] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE LOTUS EATER
          25Oct62
 
3.07 [33] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE ROUND DOZEN
          01Nov62
 
3.08 [34] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE CLOSED SHOP 
          08Nov62 ITV Thur 9:45 pm
          Associated-Rediffusion Production 
          Executive Producer Norman Marshall
          Dramatised by Kenneth Hyde
          Script Editor Stanley Miller
          Directed by Peter Moffatt
          Designed by Michael Wield 
          Introduced by Ian Hunter
          Cast in Order of Appearance:
          Ian Hunter .............. Mallowby
          William Sherwood ........ President
          Jeannette Landis ........ Blonde
          James Gill .............. Secretary
          Brian Jackson ........... Don Manuel
          Robin Hunter ............ Lopez
          Mary Ellen Ray .......... Nora
          Thomasine Heiner ........ Paula
          Margaret McGrath ........ Myrtle
          Dora Dainton ............ Edith         
          Bruno Barnabe ........... Don Agosto
          Sonia Windsor ........... Coralie
          Sylvia Coleridge ........ Carmencita
          Phyllis Monteflore ...... La Gorda
          Ian Cummings ............ Pepe
Synopsis:
When the divorce laws of a small country bring prosperity 
to some of its inhabitants, but conflict with the financial 
interests of others, it takes a tactful and strong-minded
President to deal with the situation.   
 
3.09 [35] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE CREATIVE IMPULSE
          15Nov62 
 
3.10 [36] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE BACK OF BEYOND
          22Nov62
 
3.11 [37] Somerset Maugham Hour: VIRTUE
29Nov62
 
3.12 [38] Somerset Maugham Hour: THE FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCE (final episode)
          06Dec62  ITV Network, Thur 9:45 pm
Executive Producer Norman Marshall
Dramatised by Bill MacIlwraith
Directed by Peter Moffatt
Introduced by & Starring Ian Hunter as Mallowby
Starring:
Virginia Maskell ....... Doris Johnston
John Cater ............. Guy Johnston
with
Heather Emmanuel ....... Julnah
Hugh Ward .............. Hassan
Burt Kwouk ............. Abdul
Ma Hla Tin ............. Julnah's Mother
Frank Summerscales ..... 1st Boy
Elliot Michaels ........ 2nd Boy
Synopsis:
When Guy brought Doris back with him out East, 
she gladly faced her lonely future in the Malayan jungle,
 but was she strong enough to face the past.
[UK Tyne-Tees "The Viewer" magazine] 
 
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