CTVA UK - "ABC ArmchairTheatre" (ITV) Season 3 (1958-59)

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ITV Play of the Week (1955-67)  -  ITV Television Playhouse (1956-67)   -  ITV Playhouse (1967-83)
ABC Armchair Theatre (1956-68)     ATV Theatre 70 (1960) / Drama '61 -'67 (1960-67)
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(Mainly 60 min. Plays)
Season 3 (ITV) (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Times / The Viewer / BFI / ITN
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

############ ABC Armchair Theatre ############
############## season 3 1958-59 ##############
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ITV  Sundays

3.01 [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE PILLARS OF MIDNINGHT
14Sep58
starring:
George Baker
Susan Stephen

3.02 [--] THE WEB OF LACE
21Sep58

3.03 [--] THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR
28Sep58

[--] MURDER IN SLOW MOTION
05Oct58

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: I CAN DESTROY THE SUN
12Oct58 Sun 10:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Jimmy Sangster
Based on an idea by Ingram D'Abbes
Directed by Wilfrid Eades
Designed by Voytek
Starring
Maurice Denham ........... Dr. Lunn
John Robinson ............ Lloyd Chrichton
with
Robert Ayres ............. Boardman
Leslie Sands ............. Supt. Travers
John Barron .............. Henry Walpole
Carmel McSharry .......... Bella
Jennifer Wright .......... Mary Harkness
Jan Conrad ............... Igor Petrov
(Synopsis in TV Times)
Scifi drama. A scientist discovers a means of destroying the sun he uses
this knowledge to blackmail the worlds powers into giving up nuclear
weapons production.

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE (90 min special)
(cast on imdb)
19Oct58
written by William Saroyan
directed by Philip Savile
starring
Franchot Tone
Susan Strasberg
Ann Sheridan
Dan Dailey

[--] THE TERRORIST
26Oct58

[--] THE WITCHING HOUR
02Nov58

[--] THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD
09Nov58

[--] PLEASE MURDER ME
16Nov58

[--] BOY WITH THE MEAT AXE
23Nov58

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: UNDERGROUND (live)
30Nov58
Producer: Sydney Newman
Writer: James Forsyth / Novel: Harold Rein / Design: George Haslem
Director: William Kotcheff
Cast:
DONALD HOUSTON .... Art
IAN CURRY ...... Bob
PATRICIA JESSEL ...... Cassie
WARREN MITCHELL ...... Stan
GARETH JONES ......... Carl Norman
ANDREW CRUICKSHANK ......... Mr. Thornton
PETER BOWLES ......... Simpson
Scifi drama. A group of atomic bomb survivors become trapped in an
underground station.
Note:- During the play, broadcast live, one of the actors (Gareth Jones)
actually died whilst the show was on the air. A Nuclear cautionary tale.
During this live transmission one of the actors suffered a heart attack
and died.

[--] THE REPORT ON JESSIE DEAN
07Dec58

[--] DANGEROUS WORLD
14Dec58

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE DEAF HEART (60 min slot)
21Dec58, ITV Network UK, Sun 10:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Mayo Simon
Directed by Philip Saville
starring
Paul Rogers ............. Dr. Smith Huston
Janet Munro ............. Ruth Cornelius
Al Mulock ............... Dr. Franks
with
Madge Ryan .............. Mrs. Cornelius
Graydon Gould ........... Joe Cornelius
also
Stratford Johns ......... Mr. Cornelius
Janet Brandes ........... Mrs. Dresher
Bruce Boa ............... Psychologist
Yvonne Shima ............ Fujiko Maki
James Dyrenforth ........ Dr. Blake
Rita Davies ............. Nurse
Lorne Cossette .......... Mental patient
Jon Hansen .............. Student psychiatrist
Ruth Cornelius, a pretty girl of 19, is the only link between
her totally deaf family and the outside world. Her own sudden
deafness presents Dr. Smith Huston and his fellow psychiatrists
with one of their most challenging cases, especially as Ruth's
brother Joe believes she is faking.

[--] THE CRIMINALS
28Dec58

[--] THE SENTRY
04Jan59

[--] THE BREAK
11Jan59

[--] SOUNDINGS
18Jan59

[--] LOVE AND MONEY
25Jan59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: HOT SUMMER NIGHT
(preserved in NFA archive) (cast on imdb)
1Feb59 (repeated Ch4 27Dec82)
written by Ted Willis
Directed by William Kotcheff
starring
John Slater .......... Jack Palmer
Ruth Dunning ......... Nell Palmer
Andree Melly ......... Kathie Palmer
Harold Scott ......... The Old Man
Lloyd Reckord ........ Sonny Lincoln
Joyce Howard ......... Judy Gomez
Richard Walter ....... Frank Stephens
Jacko believes everyone's equal on the shop floor, but
not at home, especially when his daughter acquires a new
boyfriend.

[--] ERNIE BARGER IS 50
08Feb59

[--] THE THUG
15Feb59

[--] TO RIDE A TIGER
22Feb59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE FABULOUS MONEYMAKER
01Mar59 ITV Sun 9:35 pm
starring
Ronald Lewis ......... Ivor Kreuger

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE BIRD, THE BEAR AND THE ACTRESS
08Mar59 ITV Sun 9:35 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Especially written for "Armchair Theatre"
by John Glennon
Directed by William Kotcheff
designed by Timothy O'Brien
starring
Barry Jones .......... T.G.B.
Harry H. Corbett ..... Shippers (The Bird)
Kate Reid ............ Gertrude Glass (The Actress)
Lee Montague ......... Harris Glass (The Bear)
with
David Spencer ........ Abed
Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Clarence Armstead
Jon Sullivan ......... Edward Hastings
John Serret .......... Monsier Martin
Annabel Maule ........ Edwina Shippers
The price of success in the ruthless theatre forces an actress
to a heart-rending decision - will she sacrifice the chance of a
lifetime or her integrity an that of the man she loves?

[--] NO GUN NO GUILT
15Mar59

[--] STRANGE MEETING
22Mar59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: STAR IN THE SUMMER NIGHT
29Mar59 ITV Sun 9:35 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written for Television by Tad Mosel
Directed by Dennis Vance
starring
Margaret Vines ....... Adeline Girard
H.G. Stoker .......... Martin McDonald
Sheila Allen ......... Nancy
and introducing
Shane Rimmer ......... Paul
with
Harry Ross ........... Mr. Angelo
Aubrey Morris ........ Mr. Schwartz
Madge Ryan ........... Mrs. Schwartz
Sheldon Allen ........ Mr. Appleton
Jonathan Morris ...... The M.C.
Ryck Rydon ........... The Policeman
Janet Brandes ........ The Maid
Mark Baker ........... Peter, the waiter
Internationally-loved singing star Adeline Girard, is all but
forgotten until she meets up with a young couple who do not
want to get married.


[--] THE ANGRY FLOWER
05Apr59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE TROUBLE WITH BENNY
12Apr59 Sun 10:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Mordecai Richler
Directed by William Kotcheff
starring:
Richard Pasco ........ Benny Garber
Kate Reid ............ Bella Myerson
Sean Sullivan ........ Abe Garber
Ted Allan ............ Manny Krashinsky
with:
Mark Baker ........... Sam Garber
Vic Wise ............. Moe Schneider
Warren Mitchell ...... Myerson
Mona Lillian ......... Mrs. Schneider
Helen Misener ........ Mrs. Garber
Meier Tzelniker ...... Mr. Debrofsky
Florence Mann ........ Ruth
Garry Thorne ......... Hy
(no synopsis)

[--] PAROLE
19Apr59

[--] THE SHAODOW OF THE RUTHLESS
26Apr59

[--] HAND IN GLOVE
03May59

[--] TILL DEATH DO US PART
10May59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE BIG CLIENT (cast on imdb)
17May59
written by Malcom Hulke and Eric Paice
directed by Ted Kotcheff
starring
Ian Bannen
Peter Dyneley
Jack Hedley
A satire set in a small advertising agency. Unscrupulous
partner intrigues to attract the account of an American
company opening in Britain to the disapproval - but eventual
discomfiture - of a straight-laced colleague.

[--] GIRL ON THE BEACH
24May59

[--] WEDDING DAY
31May59

[--] MY GUESS WOULD BE MURDER
07Jun59

[--] THE DEVIL'S INSTRUMENT
14Jun59

[--] THE MODEL MARRIAGE
21Jun59

[--] GUEST APPEARANCE
28Jun59

[--] MY LOST SAINTS
05Jul59

[--] IF YOU LOVED ME
12Jul59

[--] THE GRANDMA BANDIT
19Jul59

[--] A HOUSE OF HIS OWN
26Jul59

[--] THE GARDEN PARTY
02Aug59

[--] LYSETTE
09Aug59

[--] YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN
16Aug59

[--] BLACK LAUGHTER/ DOUBLE EXIT
23Aug59

[--] INVITATION TO MURDER
30Aug59

3.52 [--] [--] Armchair Summer Theatre: YOUNG DAVID
06Sep59 ITV Sun 10:05-11:10pm

########### ABC Armchair Theatre #############
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