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King of the River (1966-67)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Robin Cousins
references:
Radio Times
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KING OF THE RIVER
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BBC Television Production
Devised and Produced by Colin Morris

UK Drama series 1966-67   17 episodes x 50 min  (b-w. videotape+film inserts)
(6Jul66-19Feb67)
starring:
Bernard Lee as Joss King
Robert Brown as Ben King
Sandra Dorne as Nel, owner of "The Anchor"
Meg Wynn Owen as Ruth King
Richard James as Saul King #1
Gregory Phillips as Saul King #2 (from Ep.6)
Geraldine Sherman as Susanna King

Premise:
Joss King, skipper of a sailing barge, is determined that his growing son
won't follow in his footsteps.

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[01] King of the River: FOREIGN INVASION
06Jul66 BBC1 Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Colin Morris
Designer . Guy Featherstone
Directed by Eric Hills
Cast in Order of Appearance
RICHARD MARNER . Russian Captain
DAVID SPENSER . Leonov
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
RICHARD JAMES . Saul King
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
FRAZER HINES . Bob Elliott
GLYNN EDWARDS . Jack Elliott
PATRICK SCANLAN . Red Elliott
GEORGE A. COOPER . Reverend Ackroyd
PETER MADDEN . George Elliott
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
ANN WAY . Judy
BART ALLISON . Tom
MICHAEL WYNNE . Peter Salt
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
KENNETH KEELING . Henry
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL . P.C.
MATTHEW ROBERTSON . Visitor
DENIS CLEARY . Radio Operator

[02] King of the River: SUNSET FOR A SAILORMAN
12Jul66, BBC1 Tuesday, 9.49pm.
(shown on Tuesday rather than Wednesday due to World Cup Football)
Written by Colin Morris
Designer . Austen Spriggs
Directed by Brian Parker
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
RICHARD JAMES . Saul King
KATHERINE SCHOFIELD . Betty
JOHN GRAHAM . Gelder
CHARLES CARSON . Brigham
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
JOE GIBBONS . Docker
ANTHONY COLBY . Young Docker
LESLIE DWYER . Ganger
GEORGE TOVEY . Jim
IAIN ANDERS . Detective
PAUL WILLIAMSON . Cedric
WILL STAMPE . Clem
BRIAN CANT . Tom
PETER BLAIR-STEWART . Susanna's Boyfriend
ROBERT DEAN . Stonehouse

[03] King of the River: SHIPWRECK
19Jul66, BBC1 Tuesday, 9.40pm
(shown on Tuesday rather than Wednesday due to World Cup Football)
Written by Colin Morris
Designer . Roy Stannard
Directed by Gerard Glaister
Cast in Order of Appearance
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
ERIC McCANE . Radio Operator
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
KENNETH KEELING . Henry
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
PETER MADDEN . George Elliott
FRAZER HINES . Bob Elliott
GEORGE A. COOPER . Reverend Ackroyd
BART ALLISON . Tom
STACY DAVIS . Joe
MICHAEL WYNNE . Peter Salt
RICHARD JAMES . Saul King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
JEFFREY SEGAL .Italian Captain
GINO MELVAZZI . Sailor
TONY GODSON . Radio Operator
TONI KANAL . Girl

[04] King of the River: WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR?
27Jul66 BBC1, Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Elaine Morgan
Designer . Austen Spriggs
Directed by Peter Cregeen
Cast in Order of Appearance
RICHARD JAMES . Saul King
FREDDIE FOOT . Small Boy
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
DAVID BEALE . Roger
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
CARLOS PIERRE . Etienne
GUIDO ADORNI . Pierre
TONY MADDISON, HARRY TIERNRY,
ERNEST JENNINGS, IAN GRAY . French Sailors
EDWARD KELSEY, FRED HUGH, SIDNEY GATCUM . Regulars in Pub
HAROLD BENNETT . Old Cockney
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
BRIDGET TERRY . Blonde

[05] King of the River: IT'S AN ILL WIND
03Aug66,BBC1, Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Donald Bull
Designer . Roy Stannard
Directed by Gerard Glaister
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
PAUL DAWKINS . Mather
CLIVE BLACKWELL . Derek
MARTIN KENDLE . Willy
EVE PEARCE . Molly Stoker
ESMOND KNIGHT . Donner
DENIS CLEARY . Dan
PETER HAGER . Capt. Van Der Donk
FRED FERRIS . Waterguard

[06] King of the River: BY GUESS AND BY GOD
10Aug66, BBC1 Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Anthony Coburn
Designer . Austen Spriggs
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
LESLIE SANDS . Capt. Abel Gasser
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
REG LYE . Nat
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
EDWIN BROWN . Bristow
KENNETH WATSON . Plater
JOHN GRAHAM . Gelder
DONALD PICKERING . Skinner
JANE WALKER . Secretary
BARRY WILSHER . Jock Craig
MICHAEL EARL . Van Driver

[07] King of the River: DOWN RIVER TO GLORY
17Aug66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Donald Bull
Designer . Guy Featherstone
Directed by Peter Cregeen
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
JANE WALKER . Secretary
JOHN GRAHAM . Gelder
ELISABETH MURRAY .Angela Brigham
MARY CHIRGWIN . Barmaid
JOHN TATE .Butters
KENNETH J. WARREN . Rowlands
MONA BRUCE . Alice King
DONALD PELMEAR . Prosser
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
PATRICK SCANLAN .Red Elliott
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
THEO AGAR . Charlie (#2?)
MICHAEL BIRD . Wentworth
JIMMY GARDNER . Baldy
STAN JAY . Duty Officer

[08] King of the River: ONCE ABOARD THE LUGGER
24Aug66, BBC1, Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Elaine Morgan
Designer . Coiln Pigott
Directed by Eric Price
Cast in Order of Appearance
PAUL WILLIAMSON . Cedric
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
ARTRO MORRIS . Sam
FRED HUGH . Joe
SEAN ARNOLD . Tim
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
VERONICA PURNELL . Annie

[09] King of the River: SLING YOUR HOOK
31Aug66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Alistair Bell
Designer . Austen Spriggs
Directed by Eric Hills
Cast in Order of Appearance
ERIK CHITTY . Capt. Daniel Farley
DONALD MORLEY . Councillor Riches
DIANA KING . Sarah Shelley
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
MALCOLM PATTEN . Joe Giles
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
WALTER HORSBRUGH . Ralph Quenell
PAUL BACON . Julian Pratt
JULIAN SOMERS . Councillor Bigelow
MALCOLM WATSON . Councillor Todman
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
DONALD McKILLOP . MacArthur
TOM BOWAN . Sam Giles
SIMON TAYLOR . Reporter
VAN BOOLEN . Barton
KATHERINE PARR . Harriet
ANTHONY SHEPPARD . Chauffeur

[10] King of the River: A BEAUTIFUL PEA-GREEN BOAT
07Sep66, BBC1 Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Donald Bull
Designer . Guy Featherstone
Directed by Peter Sasdy
Cast in Order of Appearance
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
REG LYE . Nat
IVOR SLATER . Alf
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
MONA BRUCE . Alice King
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
DEREK FRANCIS . Malory
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
PAUL WILLIAMSON . Cedric
SYDNEY ARNOLD . Charlie (#3?)
HAL JEAVES, BILLY CORNELIUS . Reporters
JOHN BOYD-BRENT . Les
DECLAN MULHOLLAND . Sam
GEOFFREY DENTON . Beaumont
ANTHONY DAWES . Secretary
RICHARD DAVIS . Steward
CHRISTOPHER BANKS . Lancing
GERALD ROWLAND . Willy

[11] King of the River: KEEPING THE OLD SPIRIT ALIVE
14Sep66, BBC1 Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Fred Watson
Designer . Austen Spriggs
Directed by Peter Cregeen
Cast in Order of Appearance
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
ROLAND CURRAM . Western
TONY SELBY . Jag
JULIAN HOLLOWAY . Mick
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
HARRY TOWB . Irishman
EDDIE BYRNE .Sam Pelham
DAVID DAKER . Jack Flynn
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS . Young Man
JOE QUIGLEY, HENRY MANNING, RON WELLING . Dockers

[--] 21Sep66 BBC1 Wednesday
pre-empted for "Henry Cooper v Floyd Patterson Boxing fight"


[12] King of the River: FLASH POINT
28Sep66, BBC1 Wednesday 8pm.
Written by Cyril Abraham
Designer . Geoffrey Kirkland
Directed by Eric Hills
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
BILL KENWRIGHT . Sammy
DYSON LOVELL . Lofty
PATRICK McALINNEY . Dominic
RICHARD SHAW . Bosun
ROBERT DEAN . Mr Poole
EDWIN BROWN . Mr Maybrick
PETER THOMAS . Tally Clerk
RALPH NOSSEK . Pilot
PATRICK MILNER . Quartermaster
HOWARD LANG . Capt. Friar
DENIS CLEARY . R/T Operator

[13] King of the River: THE GREAT ALBERT MYSTERY
05Oct66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Donald Bull
Designer . Lionel Radford
Directed by Philip Dudley
Cast in Order of Appearance
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
ARTRO MORRIS . Fred
JOE GLADWIN . Ted
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
EDWARD HIGGINS . Joe
JOSEPH BRADY . Andrew
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
MONA BRUCE . Alice King
LAURIE WEBB . Sam
JAMES ELLIS . Visitor

[14] King of the River: TEACHER'S HONEYMOON
12Oct66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
No details for this episode.
The Radio Times has THE ROMANTIC DENTIST (shown 19/02/1967) listed instead.

[15] King of the River: SUSANNA GOES FISHING
19Oct66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Donald Bull
Designer . Geoffrey Kirkland
Directed by Paul Ciappessoni
Cast in Order of Appearance
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
MONA BRUCE . Alice King
DAVID BAUER . Jason
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
PAUL THOMPSON . Ronnie Binns
FRAZER HINES . Bob Elliott
JOHN SLATER . Jack Elliott (#2)
DOUGLAS BLACKWELL . Red Elliott (#2)
WALTER SPARROW .Binns
JOHN HALSTEAD . Waiter
PAUL WHITSON-JONES . Mr Jones
CHRISTOPHER HODGE . Sid
GEORGE A. COOPER . Reverend Ackroyd
PETER BRAHIM . Truck Driver

[16] King of the River: THE END OF THE VOYAGE (official final episode)
26Oct66, BBC1, Wednesday, 8pm.
Written by Colin Morris
Designer . Norman Vertigan
Directed by Peter Cregeen
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
JOHN GILL . Mr Bell
GERALDINE SHERMAN . Susanna King
FRAZER HINES . Bob Elliott
ROBERT BROWN . Ben King
TERRY BALE . Joe Atkinson
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
JEAN MARLOW .Betty
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
JOHN GRAHAM . Gelder
ELAINE PAGE . Nancy
JACK SMETHURST . Peter
GEORGE A. COOPER . Reverend Ackroyd
JOHN WARDEN . Sam
DEREK SMEE . Doctor
LAURIE WEBB . Engineer

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[17] King of the River: THE ROMANTIC DENTIST (postponed from 12/10/1966)
19Feb67, BBC1, Sunday, 2.55pm
Written by Fred Watson
Designer . Norman Vertigan
Directed by Terence Williams
Cast in Order of Appearance
BERNARD LEE . Joss King
GREGORY PHILLIPS . Saul King
IRIS RUSSELL . Elspeth Conway
BERNADETTE MILNES . Sandra
MEREDITH EVANS . Dick Conway
MEG WYNN OWEN . Ruth King
GEORGINA PATTERSON . Joanne Conway
ARNOLD BELL . Dr Wirrel
SANDRA DORNE . Nel
WALLY PATCH . Charlie
FREDERIC LEES . Terry
ROBERT McBAIN . Peak
ROYSTON TICKNER . Crown
MALCOLM KAYE . First Mod

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