CTVA UK - "Maupassant" (ITV/Granada)(1963)



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 Maupassant

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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MAUPASSANT
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Granada Television Production
 (Manchester Studios, England)
for
the ITV Network [UK]

 
ITV (Thursdays)   (20Jun63-01Aug63)
    (Fridays)  (20Sep63-25Oct63)
Created and Produced by Philip Mackie  


UK anthology series  13 episodes x 60 min / 1960 black

and white

                                                

405-line videotape

Premise:

An anthology of dramas based on the short stories Guy

de Maupassant, there were usually 2 or 3 stories to each show.

 

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[01] Maupassant: WIVES AND LOVERS (3 stories)
A NEW YEARS GIFT/ MONSIEUR PARENT/ DECORATED

Granada Television Production
20Jun63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Doris Lessing, Stanley Miller & Hugh Leonard
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Cast:
- "A New Year's Gift"
Thorley Walters
Moria Redmond
- "Monsieur Parent"
Geoffrey Bayldon
Clive Marshall
Vivien Merchant
Freda Dowie
Philip Locke
Jack Austin
- "Decorated"
Kenneth Griffith
Derek Francis

******** no synopsis ********

[02] Maupassant: GETTING MARRIED (3 stories)
THE MODEL/ BIOTELLE/ PIERRE'S WIFE

Granada Television Production
27Jun63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard, Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Cast:
Michael Meacham ..... Jean Summer
Duoy Nimo ........... Josephine ???
Tom Criddle ......... Karl Massouligny
Leon Sinden ......... Herbon
Gerry Duggan ........ Old Boitelle
Geoffrey Matthews ... Village Lont
Andrew Ray .......... Young Boitelle
Heather Emmanuel .... Estelle
Patsy Smart ......... Mother Boitelle
Charles Amb ......... Father Boitelle
Trevor Danby ........ Pierre Letoile
Nora Nicholson ...... Mlle D'Erabel
Maurice Hedley ...... Colonel Dumoulin
Louise Jarvis ....... Maid
Jack Austin ......... Butler
George Ghent ........ Valet
Marie Hopps ......... Housekeeper
Synopsis:
"Pierre's Wife" - A girl accidentally finds herself in a compromising situation,
and is obliged to become the reluctant bride of an equally reluctant groom. [DM]

[03] Maupassant: (1 story) YVETTE
Granada Television Production
04Jul63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Author: Stanley Miller
Director: Claude Whatham
Cast:
Jean Kent .......... Marquise Obardi
Georgina Ward ...... Yvette
Richard Pasco ...... Jean de Servigny
Simon Oates ........ Leon Saval
Synopsis:
The tale of a young girl in Paris whose future happiness is jeopardised by
her Mother's reputation. A crisis develops in Yvette life when a young
nobleman falls in love with her. The young man knows that the girl's mother,
the beautiful Marquise Obardi, keeps a notorious house in the city. Yet
Yvette herself seems so innocent that he cannot believe she has been
corrupted by the evil which surrounds her. Is Yvette really guiltless -
or is she just putting on a clever act to deceive him? [DM]

[04] Maupassant: WAR (3 stories of the Franco-Prussian War)
OLD MILON / A TWELFTH NIGHT PARTY / A DUEL

Granada Television Production
11Jul63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Doris Lessing, Stanley Miller, Hugh Leonard
Director: Derek Bennett
Cast:
John Barrett ......... Old Milon
Jeremy Young ......... Compte de Garens
Leon Eagles .......... Pierre de Marchas
Nancy Nerinson ....... Milon's Daughter
Victor Beaumont ...... Prussian Colonel
Marie hopps .......... Peasant Woman
Kent Baker ........... Brulot
Harvey Hall .......... First Soldier
John Rees ............ Second Soldier
Robin Hunter ......... Lundorie de Ponderel
Joachim Tulinger ..... Karl Massonligny
Norman Scale ......... Abbe
Norah Blaney ......... Sister Saint-Benoit
Anna Wing ............ Mere Paurnelle
Molly Veners ......... Mere Jean-Jean
Gabrielle Daye ....... La Putois
Jack Woolgar ......... Placide
Warren Mitchell ...... Monsieur Dubois
Frederick Treves ..... Pyecroft
Bernard Horsfall ..... Harding
Michael collins ...... Prussian Officer
Christopher Banks .... Umpire
Synopsis:
1. "Old Milon", a peasant's home is taken over.
2. "A Twelfth Night Party" Four French hussars commandeer a deserted chateau. [RF]
3. "A Duel" - A quiet Frenchman sits in a corner of the railway carriage,
looking out of the window. It is a peaceful journey. Then a Prussian Officer
comes into the compartment and begins to taunt his fellow travellor about
France's defeat in the Franco Prussian War. M. Dubuis, the Frenchman, slaps
the officer across the face. He is at once challenged to a duel. M. Dubuis
has to accept, or prove himself a coward. But there is one difficulty:
he has never fired a gun in his life. [DM]
(USA: 07May1965 PBS Fri 7pm Washington)

[05] Maupassant: WOMEN AND MONEY (3 stories)
A SALE/ A FAMILY BUSINESS / THE DEVIL

Granada Television Production
18Jul63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard, Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Cast:
Milo O'Shea ......... Brument
Bryan Pringle ....... Coruu
Barbara Hicks ....... Mme Brument
Paul Dawkins ........ Magistrate
Graham Rigby ........ Foreman of Jury
Keith Marsh ......... Caravan
Clare Kelly ......... Mme Caravan
Margaret Boyd ....... Grandmother
Irene Hollis ........ Marier-Louise
Allan McClelland .... Braux
Jean Alexander ...... Mme. Braux
Henry Oscar ......... Dr Chenet
Jack Smethurst ...... Honore
Elizabeth Begley .... Mere Rapet
Beaufoy Milton ...... Doctor
Synopsis:
1. "A Sale" A comedy telling how the worthy Madame Brument comes to be dumped in
a barrel of water - includes appearances by Milo o'Shea and Bryan Pringle
2. "A Family Business" features Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden in "Coronation Street")
3. "The Devil" A macabre bargain between a miserly son and

an avaricious old woman. (Jack Smethurst) [DM]

[06] Maupassant: SECRETS (4 stories)
THE LEGACY / MADEMOISELLE PEARL/ CONFESSION/ THE ORDERLY

Granada Television Production
25Jul63 ITV Thur
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard & Stanley Miller
Director: Derek Bennett
Cast:
Tenniel Evans
Jeanette Sterke
Lloyd Pearson
Leslie Twelvetrees
Diane Appleby
Luanda Curtis
Richard Gale
Joan Heath
Paul Curran
Irene Sutcliffe
Sheila Steafel
Anton Rogers
Miranda Connell
Mike Pratt
Edward Steel
Synopsis:
1. "Mademoiselle Pearl" - A young house guest makes a surprising discovery
about his host.
2. "Confession" - A young Army Officer makes an embarrassing admission
to his wife. (Appearance by Anton Rodgers)
3. "The Orderly"
4. "The Legacy" - A husband becomes suspicious when his best friend leaves
his wife most of his money. [DM]

[07] Maupassant: (1 story) THE STORY OF A FARM GIRL
01Aug62, ITV Thur , black and white
Producer: Philip Mackie
Story: Guy de Mauppasant / Writer: Doris Lessing
Director: Silvio Narizzano /
With:-
Leonard Rossiter .... Emile Vallin
Angela Morant ....... Rose Levesque
Michael Coles ....... Jacques
Guinevere Roberts ... Jeanne
Mike Pratt
Terry Raven
Murray Evans
Terence Soall
Winifred Dennis
Michael Segal
Robin Parkinson
Elise Bernard
Synopsis 1:
A young farm girl falls in love but after being passed
over turns to a middle aged farmer for comfort.
*Note: This story is told in three parts.
(USA: 04May1965 PBS Tues KWSC-TV 9:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
Rose falls in love with a farm hand, Jacques, and becomes pregnant.
Jacques deserts her, and the baby is born in secret and given to another
woman to look after. There seems no reason why the baby's birth should
not remain a secret for ever more. But the situation swiftly changes
when Rose's employer, Emile Vallin, decides that Rose is just the sort
of girl he wants to marry. [DM]

[08] Maupassant: (1 story) THE INHERITANCE
Granada Television Production
20Sep63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard
Director: Gordon Flemyng
cast:
Norman Bird ........ Cachelin
Erik Chitty ........ Savon
David Kelsey ....... Pitolet
Freddie Jones ...... Boissel
Bernard Brown ...... Rennes
Jennifer Jayne ..... Cora
John Wood .......... Lesable
Vivienne Bennett ... Aunt Charlotte
Peter Bathurst ..... Torcheboeuf
Pamela Pitchford
Includes appearances by John Thaw and James Bolam ?
Synopsis:
An "Inheritance" with strings attached wreaks havoc

among the beneficiaries and their friends.
(USA: 23Feb66 PBS Wed WHYY-TV Philadelphia, PA 10pm)
Synopsis 2:
The ambitious Monsieur Lesable hears that Cora, daughter of one of his
office clerks, will inherit a fortune when her rich aunt dies. A dinner
party is arranged, so that Lesable can meet Cora. He proposes and is
accepted. Cora's aunt eventually dies, and the family turn up for the
traditional reading of the will. More than a million francs go to Cora
- but there is a condition. A condition that will tax all their ingenuity... [DM]

[09] Maupassant: HUSBANDS AND WIVES (3 stories)
AN ENCOUNTER/ SIX DOZEN DUMPLINGS/ IMPRUDENCE

Granada Television Production
27Sep63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard, Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Derek Bennett
Cast:
"An Encounter":
Jack May ............ Baron D'Etraville
Angela Brown ........ Baroness D' Etraville
"Six Dozen Dumplings":
Hilary ? ............ Phemie
Peter Vaughan ....... Chicot
Alice Greenwood ..... Old Woman
Peter Vaughan ....... Favet
Ivor Dean
Dafydd Havard ....... Thin Man
Joan Hunley ......... Fat Woman
"Imprudence":
Carolyn Montague .... Henriette
Philip Madoc ........ Paul
Synopsis:
1. "An Encounter" - Focuses on the relationship between a man and his
beautiful ex-wife.
2. "Six Dozen Dumplings" - The story of a funeral for a man who
isn't dead.
3. "Imprudence" - Paul gives his innocent young wife unexpected ideas
when he boasts about the wild oats he has sown. [DM]

[10] Maupassant: Maupassant: BACHELORS (3 stories)
THAT SWINE MORIN/ GRAVEYARD LOVES/ A NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Granada Television Production
04Oct63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard, Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Cast:
"That Swine Morin":
Walter Horsburgh
Walter Brown
Arthur Howard
Christina Gregg
Michael Barrington
Ann Tirard
Reginald Beckwith
Philip Voss
"Graveyard Loves":
Richard Thorpe
Richard Clarke
Patricia Garwood
"A Night On the Town":
Eileen Way
Reginald Barratt
Philippa Gail
Roddy McMillan
Sydney Arnold
Elizabeth Davies
******** no synopsis ********

[11] Maupassant: FATHERS AND SONS (3 stories)
HAUTOT AND SON/ THE CAST-OFF/ SIMON'S FATHER

Granada Television Production
11Oct63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Director: Derek Bennett
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard & Stanley Miller
Cast:
Richard Butler ....... Hautot
Alan Rothwell ........ Cesar
Philip Stone ......... Doctor
Jeanne Hepple ........ Caroline
Gladys Boot .......... Madame de Cadour
Robert Eddison ....... Henri d'Apreval
Frederick Piper ...... Monsieur de Cadour
Joan Paton ........... Madame Benedict
Pauline Knight ....... Girl
Dallas Cavell ........ Pierre Benedict
Robert Cook .......... Simon
Margaret John ........ Simon's Mother
Peter Prowse ......... Philippe Reny
David Burke .......... Enice
Laurie Heath ......... Jean-Claude
Peter Nathan ......... Gaston
Billy Hamon .......... Boy
Leslie Hart .......... Boy
Synopsis:
1. "Hautot and Son" - A young man is attracted to his dead father's
mistress (appearance by Alan Rothwell).
2. "The Cast Off" - A woman and her ex-lover go to see their illegitimate son.
3. "Simon's Father" - The story of a fatherless schoolboy. [DM]

[12] Maupassant: FOOLISH WIVES (3 stories)
CONFIDENTIAL/ A PASSION/ THE SIAN

Granada Television Production
18Oct63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Henry Kaplan
Cast:
Jill Bennett
Natasha Parry
Maxine Audley
Lyndon Brook
Philip Bond
Jack Gwillim
Basil Dignam
Patience Collier
Laurie Asprey
Harvey Ashby
Raymond Mason
Edward Dentith
Totti Truman Taylor
******** no synopsis ********

[13] Maupassant: CONSEQUENCES (3 stories) (final episode)
AN ARRANGEMENT/ A QUESTION OF LATIN/ THE OLIVE GROVE

Granada Television Production
25Oct63 ITV Fri
Producer: Philip Mackie
Adapted by: Hugh Leonard, Doris Lessing & Stanley Miller
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Cast:
John Carson .......... Comte de Sallure
Elizabeth Weaver ..... Comtesse de Sallure
Edward Jewesbury ..... Picquedent
Colin Campbell ....... Raoul
Julia Foster ......... Angele
Kevin Brennan
Andre Morell ......... The Abbe Vilbois
Kenneth Colley ....... Philippe-Auguste
Doris Rogers
Jack Woolgar
*
1. "An Arrangement"
starring
John Carson .......... Comte de Sallure
Elizabeth Weaver ..... Comtesse de Sallure
Summary:
Annoyed with his wife for her behavior with an admirer at the ball,

 the Comte reprimands her and in turn she reminds him

of his own infidelities of the previous year. [DM]

2. "A Question of Latin"
starring
Edward Jewesbury ..... Picquedent
Colin Campbell ....... Raoul
Julia Foster ......... Angele
Summary:
A foolish youth plays a prank on his teacher and the laundress,

 telling each of them how madly in love with each other they are.

Alas his lark has results beyond his wildest imagining. [DM]

3. "The Olive Grove"
starring
Andre Morell ......... The Abbe Vilbois
Kenneth Colley ....... Philippe-Auguste
Summary:
After forsaking his successful life in Parisian society, the Abbe now in

a small provincial village is confronted by his illegitimate son,

things grow progressively worse when his criminal past is revealed. [DM]
 

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