CTVA UK - "ABC ArmchairTheatre" (ITV) Season 6 (1961-62)

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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 6 (ITV) (1961-62)
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

6.01 [--] THE OMEGA MYSTERY
10Sep61


[--] Sun 17Sep61 - possibly ATV Drama '61:


[--] LOOKING FOR FRANKIE
24Sep61


[--] Sun 01Oct61 - possibly ATV Drama '61:

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE ROSE AFFAIR (preserved in NFA archive)
08Oct61
Produced by Sydney Newman
written by Alun Owen
directed by Charles Jarrott
designed by Voytak
starring
Natasha Parry
Anthony Quayle
Harold Lang
Dudley Foster
Naunton Wayne
Joseph O'Connor
A 'Beauty and the Beast' fable.

[--] 15Oct61 Sun ATV Drama '61: "Local Incident"

[--] HIS POLYVINYL GIRL
22Oct61

[--] 29Oct61 Sun ATV Drama '61: "So Long at the Fair"

[--] ROLL ON BLOOMIN' DEATH
05Nov61

[--] Sun 12Nov61 - possibly ATV Drama '61:


[--] THE TROUBLE WITH OUR IVY
19Nov61


6.xx [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: MURDER CLUB
03Dec61 ITV Sun 9:35 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman  
Adapted from the short story "Seventh Veil" by Robert Sheckley
Directed by Alan Cooke  
Design: Voytek
    starring
Barbara Murray ............ Virginia Douglas
Patrick Magee ............ Mr. Morgan
Richard Briers ............ Stanley Frelaine  
Charles Lloyd Pack ........ Dr. Swan
with:
Patience Collier .......... Stanley's Mother
Harold Berens ............. O'Donnevan
Doris Rogers .............. Landlady
also:
Steve Plytas .... Venusian Compere
John Maitland .... Frelaine's hunter
Synopsis: Scifi drama.
Stanley Frelaine, naive 22nd century social climber, is urged by his
boss to improve his promotion chances and social connections by
taking up hunting. But this is the year 2110, and on Earth people
now hunt each other instead of animals.


[--] 10Dec61 Sun - possibly ATV Drama '61:


[--] TUNE ON AN OLD TAX FIDDLE
17Dec61

[--] 24Dec61 Sun ATV Drama '61: "The Face of The Enemy"


6.xx [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE RANK AND FILE
31Dec61, ITV Sunday 10:05 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Alan Cooke
Starring
Kenneth J. Warren as William Kilcoyne
Cast in Order of Appearance (see "The Viewer")
A court of inquiry is investigating suspected racketeering by
union leader William Kilcoyne. What crime has brought Kilcoyne,
once an unselfish fighter for better working conditions, to
this crisis in his life?
(final "Armchair Theatre" before the actors trike)


[--] 21Jan62 Sun 9:35pm ATV Drama '62: "The Lonesome Road"
[--] 28Jan62 Sun 9:35 pm ATV's Drama '62: "The Key"


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5 months ITV actors strike - circa Jan-May 1962
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6.xx [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: ~NIGHT CONSPIRATORS
(first "Armchair Theatre" after 5 months actors strike)
6May62
written by Robert Muller
directed by Philip Savile
Story about a senile Adolf Hitler smuggled back to Germany
after holing up in Iceland since 1945, worked out with
excitement and a kind of harsh logic which indicated that
the nightmare ending was to be taken as a cautionary tale
rather than an objective piece of make-believe.

6.xx [--] ABC Armchair Theatre: GIRL IN A BIRDCAGE [verified - The Viewer]
13-May-1962 ITV Sun 9:35-10:35pm
Specially Written for Armchair Theatre by Anne Burnaby
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Starring: Janet Munro & Brenda Bruce
Cast Includes:
Janet Munro ........ Juliet
Katie Fitzroy ...... Peggie
Pamela Conway ...... Cynthia Michaelis
Judy Parfitt ....... Toni Jeffries
Brenda Bruce ....... Miss Johns
In prison for stabbing the man she loved Juliet falls under the influence of lifer Toni, despite
the efforts to help her of Wardress Johns..

[--] 20May62 Sun ATV Drama '62: "Court Martial"


[--] NIGHT STOP
27May62


[--] 03Jun62 Sun ATV Drama '62: "Peace with Terror"


[--] THE IRISH BOYS
10Jun62


[--] 17Jun62 Sun 9.35pm ATV Drama '62: "The Power of Zero"


[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: DUMB MARTIAN
(pilot for 'Out of This World')
24Jun62
starring
Ray Barrett as Dr. Alan Whint
William Lucas as Duncan Weaver
Garfield Morgan as Reception Clerk
Morris Perry as Alastair

[--] Sun 01Jul62 - possibly ATV Drama '62:

[--] ABC Armchair Theatre: THE HARD KNOCK
08Jul62 Sun 9:35 pm
Produced by Sydney Newman
Directed by William T. Kotcheff
starring
Colin Blakely
J.G. Devlin
Sylvia Kay

with
Ronald Lacey
Frank Finlay
Lynne Furlong

[--] Sun 15Jul62 - possibly ATV Drama '62:

[--] NORTH CITY TRAFFIC STRAIGHT AHEAD
22Jul62

[--] 29Jul62 Sun, ATV Drama '62: "Teeth of Treason"

[--] Sun 05Aug62 - possibly ATV Drama '62:
[--] Sun 12Aug62 - possibly ATV Drama '62:

[--] THE FISHING MATCH
19Aug62

[--] Sun 26Aug62 - possibly ATV Drama '62:
 

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