CTVA UK - "ABC ArmchairTheatre" (ITV) Season 4 (1959-60)

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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 4 (ITV) (1959-60)
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)

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ITV  Sundays

4.01 [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE SCENT OF FEAR
(preserved in NFA archive)
13-Sep-59 ITV Sun 9:05-10:05 pm
Starring:
Dorothy Tutin ... Joan Bridey
Anthony Quayle ... Colonel Kralik
Neil McCallum ... Karl Schling
With:
John Carson ... Tom Brook
Alexis Chesnakov ... Pechka
Lorenza Colville ... Eva Kralik
Barrie Cookson ... Harry Mylner
Carl Duering ... Sten
Jacqueline Ellis ... Peggy Court
Wolfe Morris ... Mueller
David Ritch ... Brandt
Frederick Schiller ... Neumann
Jack Stewart ... Dusty Fraser
Walter Gotell ... First Policeman
Andy Alston ... Third Policeman

[--] AFTER THE SHOW
20Sep59

[--] WOMAN IN THE BUD
27Sep59

4.4 [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: LIGHT FROM A STAR [verified-The Viewer]
4-Oct-1959 ITV Sun 9:05-10:05pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
A new play for television by Ian Dallas
Directed by Philip Saville
designed by Timothy O'Brien
Starring: Isa Miranda, Martin Miller
With: Barbara Couiper, William Fox, Lionel Blair
Introducing: Roland Brand
Cast In Order Of Appearance:
Martin Miller ..... Alan Gorz
Barbara Couper .... Lady Jane
William Fox ....... Jay Minton
Isa Miranda ....... Karinskaya
Peter Zander ...... Bernard
Natalie Lynn ...... Betsy
Roland Brand ...... Bob Kerouac
Henri Reynaud ..... Masseur
Ivor Salter ....... The Lover
Lionel Blair ...... Tommy Nelson
Why is the immortal Karinskaya reluctant to come out of retirement and star in a new film? The mystery that has
kept the world's most passionate actress a woman alone is revealed aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean.
An ABC Production

[--] THE THOUGHT OF TOMORROW
11Oct59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: NO TRAMS TO LIME STREET (cast on imdb)
18Oct59
Produced by Sydmey Newman
Written by Alun Owen
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
starring
Billie Whitelaw
Jack Hedley
Alfred Lynch
Tom Bell
Three sailors have a night out in Liverpool.
In the style of Paddy Chayefsky's 'Bachelor Party'
The production was also staged by the BBC in 1965 and 1970.

[--] A TRICK OF THE SUN
25Oct59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: A SHILLING FOR THE EVIL DAY
01Nov59, Sun 9:07 pm
An Ulster Story by Joseph Tomelty
Directed by Charles Jarrott
starring
Elizabeth Begley
J.G. Devlin
Joseph O'Connor

[--] SMALL FISH ARE SWEET
08Nov59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE LAST OF THE BRAVE
15Nov1959 black and white
Producer: Sydney Newman
Writer: Stanley Mann
Director: Philip Mackie
Cast:- DONALD WOLFIT
Military drama about a retired colonel.

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: SUSPICIOUS MIND
22Nov59 ITV Sun 9:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Philip Levene
Directed by Robert Tronson
designer George Haslam
starring
Gwen Watford .............. Louise Ridgeway
Colin Gordon .............. Mr. Cooper
Mona Washbourne ........... Ellen Ridgeway
and
Guest Star
Ernest Tahesiger .......... Professor Galton
with:
David Waller .............. Dr. Parker
Stratford Johns ........... Police Sergeant
Michael Corcoran .......... Postman
Charles Saynor ............ First Furniture Man
Gerald McAllister ......... Second Furniture Man
Ellen Ridgeway's passion for thrillers leads her to see
sensational danger in trhe most innocent happenings. When
she suspects murder by Mr. Cooper in the flat upstairs, her
niece Louise's private life becomes affected.

[--] THE REBEL AND THE SOLDIER
29Nov59

[--] DR. KABIL
06Dec59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: ROAST GOOSE & WALNUT STUFFING
13Dec59, ITV Sunday
Starring:
Sandra Dorne (top of bill)

[--] THE GOLDEN HORN
20Dec59

[--] THE LAST TYCOON
27Dec59

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THREE ON A GAS RING ~~~~~~~
1960 (not aired) (IBA refused permission to transmit)
Producer: Sdney Newman
Written by David Osborn
starring
Joanna Dunham
Alan Bates
Shiela Allen
Drama. A young single girl finds herself pregnant. The play proved to
be controversial and was not transmitted - on decency grounds because
the girl showed no remorse about the condition she found herself in.


[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME
03Jan60 ITV Sun 9:05pm
starring
Terry-Thomas

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: WHERE I LIVE
10Jan60
Producer: Sydney Newman
written by Clive Exton
directed by Ted Kotcheff
starring
Ruth Dunning
Madge Ryan
Robert Brown
Lloyd Lamble
Paul Curran
Writer: Clive Exton / / Director: Ted Kotcheff
Drama. The grown up children of an elderly man cannot decide who
is going to look after him.

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: MISFIRE
17Jan60 Sun ITV 9.05 pm
(full details in TV Times)

[--] FIFTH FLOOR PEOPLE
24Jan60

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: COLD FURY
31Jan60 Sun ITV 9:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by James Workman
Directed by Dennis Vance
designed by Assheton Gorton
staring
Sam Wanamaker .......... Matty
Bernard Lee ............ Aaronson
Lyndon Brook ........... Donkin
In the solitude of the Antarctic, three men have been cooped
up together for a year on a weather station. When a blizzard
delays the relief ship, their pent-up tension explodes.

[--] NIGHT PANIC
07Feb60

[--] COME IN RAZOR RED
14Feb60

[--] GUARDIAN ANGEL
21Feb60


[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: PINK STRING AND SEALING WAX
28Feb60 Sun 9:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Roland Pertwee
Directed by Dennis Vance
starring
Elizabeth Sellars ...... Pearl Bond
Edward Chapman ......... Edward Strachan
Tim Seely .............. Albert Strachan
Judi Dench ............. Emily Strachan
(Judi Dench is appearing at the Old Vic)
Veronica Turleigh ...... Myra Strachan
Edward Strachan is proud of his record as a fearless exposer of
poison crimes throughout his duties as Public Analyst. But when
a member of his own family becomes involved in a situation which
calls for a post-mortem, how will he react?


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[--] ATV Suspense: No. 1: THE TIP OFF
28Feb60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 2: DECISION AT NINE
06Mar60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 3: THE DEVIL MAKES THREE
13Mar60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 4: A SLIGHT CASE OF FELON Y
20Mar60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 5: FLIGHT 404
27Mar60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 6: LOVE STORY
03Apr60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 7: POINT OF HONOUR
10Apr60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 8: TRUMP CARD
24Apr60 Sun


[--] ATV Suspense: No. 9: COLLISION!
01May60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 10: PAYMENT IN FULL
08May60 Sun


[--] ATV Suspense: No. 11: EIGHT FEET TO MIDNIGHT
15May60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 12: TIME FACTOR
22May60 Sun

[--] ATV Suspense: No. 13: SCHEME TO DEFRAUD
29May60 Sun

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[--] CHINA DOLL
06Mar60

[--] SOME TALK OF ALEXANDER
13Mar60

[--] THE GIRL IN THE MARKET SQAURE
20Mar60

[--] ROMAN GESTURE
27Mar60

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: AFTER THE FUNERAL (Halliwell)
03Apr60
written by Alan Owen (his second for 'Armchair Theatre')
directed by Ted Kotcheff
starring
Charles Carson
Hugh David
William Lucas
Sylvia Kaye


[--] THE LEATHER JUNGLE
10Apr60

[--] HOLD MY HAND SOLDIER
17Apr60


[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: A NIGHT OUT (preserved in NFA archive)
24Apr60
Producer: Sydney Newman
Writer: Harold Pinter
Director: Philip Saville
With:-
TOM BELL
MADGE RYAN
ARTHUR LOWE
VIVIEN MERCHANT
HAROLD PINTER
Drama. A young lad determines to enjoy himself on a night out away from
the clutches of his possessive mother.

[--] A PHONE CALL FOR MATTHEW QUADE
01May60


[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE INNOCENT (Diana Dors ITV drama debut)
08May60 ITV Sun 9:05 PM
(TV Times cover)
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Bob Kesten
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Designed by Voytek
Starring
Diana Dors ....... Jane Francis


Also Starring:
Ian Hunter
With:
Kynaston Reeves
Basil Dignam
Yvonne Romain
Patrick Macnee
Nicholas Sleby
Synopsis:
Jane Francis, popular and successful singer, is, in the world's eyes, a
happily married woman - until she is involved in a murder trial.

[--] NEST OF FOUR
15May60

[--] 22May60 - pre-empted "Royal Variety Show"

[--] ON THE SPOT
29May60

ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre  (series 1)
  (5Jun60-4Sep60)
Summer Replacement for "ABC Armchair Theatre"
Introduced by Donald Pleasance

1.1 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: EYE WITNESS
05Jun60

1.2 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: THE CUPBOARD
12Jun60

1.3 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: THE CASE OF PAUL DANEK
19Jun60 ITV Sun 10:00 pm
Produced by Leonard White
Written by Morton Wishengrad and Virginia Maz___
Directed by David Greene
designed by George Haslam
starring:
Billie Whitelaw ....... Magda Schiff
Robert Urquhart ....... Dr. Arens
also starring:
Gene Anderson ......... Celia Arens
Edward Woodward ....... Paul Danek
with:
Edmund Glover ......... Sergeant
Terry Raven ........... Mark Arens
Vic Wise .............. Pawnbroker
Johnny Sekka .......... Taylor
Dr. Arens has two emergency patients - an hysterical girl who
is sure the husband she has left is trying to kill her, and a
man who has lost his memory and feels he is destined to commit
murder. Should the doctor try and help these two without aid
from the police.

1.4 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: FLAG FALL (60 min)
26Jun60, ITV, Sunday 10.00pm, black and white
Writer/Director: Royston Morley
Design: Roy Stannard
With:-
Patric Barr
Millicent Martin
Madge Ryan
Thriller. In Sydney Australia a cop investigates a series of murders of taxi
drivers. The play was introduced by Donald Pleasance.

1.5 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: TOFF AND FINGERS
03Jul60 ITV Sun 10:00-11:00pm
A New Play Written by Robert Kemp
Starring:
Roger Livesey, Sophie Stewart, Harold Goodwin

1.6 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: FLIGHT FROM TREASON
10Jul60 ITV Sun  10:00-11:00pm
Written by James Mitchell
Starring: John Gregson, Robert Brown

1.7 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: MADELEINE
17Jul60
Written by Alan Caillou
Starring:
Maurice Denham, Adrienne Corri, Michael Gwyn

1.8 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: WEB OF DECEIT
24Jul60 ITV Sun 9:00-10:00pm
Written by J.D. Barton
Starring:
Jack Hedley
Margaret Whiting

[--] ATV Theatre'60 : THE DEVIL MAKES SUNDAY [BFI] (60 min NOT 70 min)
(pilot for Theatre 70)
31-July-1960 Sunday 10pm-11pm
[IMDB list this incorrectly on Television Playhouse]
Producer Christopher Morahan
Written by Bruce Stewart

1.10 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: FALSE WITNESS
07Aug60

1.10 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: MACHINAL
14Aug60

1.11 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: THE MAN WITH THE FEATHER IN HIS HAT
21Aug60

1.12 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: CUL DE SAC
28Aug60

1.13 ABC Armchair Mystery Theatre: THE DUMMY
04Sep60

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