CTVA UK Crime Drama - "Adventures of The Big Man" (BBC) (1956) starring Wayne Morris

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Fabian of the Yard (1954-55)Adventures of The Big Man (1956) 
Adventures of The Big Man
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ADVENTURES OF THE BIG MAN
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Charles Wick Presentation/ Trintity Productions
Produced by John Larkin
for BBC Television (Mondays 7:30pm)

UK Filmed Crime Drama Series 1956  16 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring
Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce - The Big Man
With:
Robert Raglan as Inspector Wyatt (recurring)
(Robert Raglan played the recurring part of Det. Sgt. Wyatt
the previous year in the "Fabian of the Yard" series)
George Street as Farnsworth (recurring)
Pamela Thomas as Sheila (recurring)
Howard Lang as Balford (recurring)
John McLaren as Doctor (recurring)

Premise:
Filmed drama series starring Wayne Morris as a public relations officer
in a large London store who is always on hand when things go wrong behind
the scenes.
The same company produced "Fabian of the Yard" in 1954

Directed by: Charles Saunders (8); Alex Bryce (5); Don Chaffey (2)

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BBC Television - Mondays 7:30pm

1.1 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE BOMB
07May56 BBC Mon 7:30PM
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Delphi Lawrence ....... Margot
Maurice Kaufman ....... Jerry
Jean Ireland .......... Pat
Charles Farrell ....... McCall
Errol McKinnon ........ Alderson
George Street ......... Farnsworth (recurring)
Edward Cast ........... Danny
 
1.2 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE AMAZON BANDIT
14May56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Joan Benham .......... Janet
Patrick Jordan ....... Bert
Ann Doran ............ Ellen
Geoffrey Denton ...... Walham
Richard Shaw ......... Lou
 
1.3 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: BABY SITTER [verified on film -D.Moore]
21May56 BBC Mon
a Charles Wick Presentation.
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Margaret McGrath ...... Jane Remson
Lawrence James ........ Fred Hall
Helen Christie ........ Doris Hall
Ann Elsden ............ Wilma
Nicholas Parsons ...... Harry
John Stacy ............ Albert Judson
George Street ......... Farnsworth (recurring)
Pamela Thomas ......... Sheila (recurring)
John Harvey ........... Inspector Gregg
 
1.4 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE  RUNAWAYS
28May56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Gillian Muade ......... Mrs Morgan
George Street ......... Farnsworth (recurring)
Shirley Lawrence ...... Sally
Valerie Jene .......... Betty
Derek Warner .......... Jack
Robert Raikes ......... Lennie
Robert Raglan ......... Inspector Wyatt (recurring)
Philip Vickers ........ Don Stevens
Pamela Thomas ......... Sheila (recurring)
 
[--] 04Jun56 - BBC Mon - no details

1.5 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE MAGENTA BOX
11Jun56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story & Screenplay by V.F. Hamilton
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Marriott ......... Debra Dennett
Gerald Cross ........... Dr Dennett
Brian Nissen ............ Terry Calendar
Harold Kasket ........... Benison
Hugh Moxey ............. Greenward
O'Donovan Sheill ........ Kegley
 
1.6 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: SECRET ENEMY
18Jun56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Andrew Wales/ Story by Mary Lumsden
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Betty MacDowell ......... Elsa Garland
Robert Raikes ........... Denis Conway
Lloyd Lamble ............ Leslie Greville
John Martin ............. Tom Mainey
Bettina Dickson ......... Edna Mainey
Harriett Johns .......... Gillian Thane
Robert Raglan ........... Inspector Wyatt (recurring)
 
1.7 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: RICH GIRL
25Jun56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
John Arnatt ............ Owen Carrigan
Peter Davis ............ Linde
Ewan Roberts ........... Lawrence Dunn
William Mervyn ......... Jack Gault
John Gill .............. Federson
Barry Steele ........... Harry
 
1.8 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE  GUN RUNNERS
02Jul56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story & Screenplay V.F. Hamilton.
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Gene Anderson ........... Carla
Willoughby Goddard ...... Grantley
William Nagy ............ Tyler
Dermott MacMahon ........ Hiller
William O'Connor ........ Willard
Gaylord Cavallaro ....... Portman
Robert Raglan ........... Inspector Wyatt (recurring)

1.9 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: SAY HELLO
09Jul56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Mary Jones ............. Mrs Seddon
Jonathan Bailey ........ Ronnie
Digby Wolfe ............ Ed
Cicely Paget-Bowman .... Mrs Blaker
Jackie Cox ............. Anna Marie
Howard Lang ............ Balford (recurring)
John McLaren ........... Doctor (recurring)
 
[--] 16Jul56 - BBC Mon - no details
[--] 23Jul56 - BBC Mon - no details


1.10 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: LADY KILLER
30Jul56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by James Falder/ Author of the Original Work Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Mary McKenzie........... Sybill Venner
Derek Aylward .......... Max Venner
Ruth Trouncer .......... Dorothy Trent
Evelyn Hall ............ Mrs Venner
Shelagh Fraser ......... Ethel Henton
Howard Lang ............ Balford (recurring)
Pamela Thomas .......... Sheila (recurring)
 
[--] 06Aug56 -BBC Mon - no details

1.11 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE THIEF
13Aug56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Andrew Wales/ Story by Michael Ashe
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Bruce Seton ........... Dr George Lomas
Trevor Reid ........... James Rawlins
Sylvia Marriott ....... Mrs Lomas
Arnold Bell ........... Dr Reginald Flint
Sean Barrett .......... Tom Lomas
Chris Sandford ........ Arthur Cable
Howard Lang ........... Balford (recurring)
 
1.12 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE DOOR OF GOLD
20Aug56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story & Screenplay by V.F. Hamilton
Directed by Don Chaffey
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Patrick Allen ......... Crowley
Gene Anderson ......... Myra
Robert Arden .......... Dinehart
John Seret ............ Rigaud
 
[--] 27Aug56 - BBC Mon - no details (August Bank Holiday?)

1.13[--] Adventures of the Big Man: EDGE OF DARKNESS
03Sep56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by Chris Riland/ Author of the Original Work Brock Williams
Directed by Charles Saunders
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Elspet Gray ............ Emily Edwards
Hugh Latmier ........... Bob Edwards
Melissa Stribling ...... Rita Crossley
John McLaren ........... Doctor (recurring)
 
[--] 10Sep56 - BBC Mon - no details

1.14 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE FRIGHTENED ANGELS
17Sep56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
(no guest cast details)

 
1.15 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE ACCOMPLICE
24Sep56 BBC Mon
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Story and Screenplay by Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Alex Bryce
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Stanley van Beers ...... Max Egan
Alison Leggatt ......... Mrs Egan
Jeremy Longhurst ....... Roger Egan
Arthur Howard .......... Chris Greneker
Helen Goss ............. Mrs Lowey
Robert Raglan .......... Inspector Wyatt (recurring)
John McClaren .......... Doctor (recurring)
 
1.16 [--] Adventures of the Big Man: THE SMUGGLERS
02Oct56 BBC Tue ?
Trinity Productions/ Produced by John Larkin
Screenplay by James Doran/ Story by Kieran Tunney
Directed by Don Chaffey
Starring: Wayne Morris as Bill Pierce
Guest Cast:
Derek Aylward ........... Valadon
Margaret Alworthy ....... Ann Wilson
Garry Thorne ............ Apsley
Wally Peterson .......... Martin
Kevin Stoney ............ Kingsley
Robert Raglan ........... Inspector Wyatt (recurring)
 
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