CTVA UK - "Saki" (ITV/Granada)(1962)

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Granada in the Sixties (30Dec85) Channel  4 celebration of 30 years of Granada Television (1956-1986)
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Saki

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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SAKI
 

Granada Television Production
 (Manchester Studios, England)
for
the ITV Network [UK]

Producer: Philip Mackie 
Series of plays based on stories by Saki 
 
UK play series    8 episodes x 60 min
 
(06July62-24Aug62)
 
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield

Note:
Saki (1870-1916) - pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro. 
Scottish-born writer whose stories satirize the Edwardian social scene, 
often in a macabre and cruel way. Munro's columns and short stories were 
published under the pen name 'Saki'.
 
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[01] Saki: THE STAMPEDING OF LADY BASTABLE/ A HOLIDAY TASK/
THE WAY IS THE DIARY/ SRENDI VASHTI/ A DEFENSIVE DIAMOND
(60 min)
06-Jul-1962 ITV Network, Friday
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)

Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng
*
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield
Guest Cast:
June Eccles
Raymond Gatenby
Phillip Anthony
Nora Nicholson
Pamela Pichford
Hugo De Vernier
Phillip Locke
Sonia Dresdel
Paul Holdaway
Daphne Oxenford
Peter Bathunt
************** No Synopsis Available ***************
 

[02] Saki: THE TREASURE SHIP/ THE RETICENCE OF LADY ANNE/ THE SHE WOLF/ 
THE STORY TELLER/ CLOVIS ON PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES/ THE EASTER EGG (60 min)
Granada Television production 
13-July-1962 ITV Network, Friday
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)
 Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Director: Silvio Narizzano
*
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield
Guest Cast:
Michael Bangerter
Kath Riemer
David Trevena
Francis Attard
Rudolf Offenbach
Barrie Imphon 
John Barcroft
John Robinson 
Veronica Turleigh 
Confia Smith
Synopsis:
How can any nice, respectable, well-bred young lady advertise for a man? 
Mary Drakmanton does. The story of what happens is unfolded in the second 
Saki story. For Mary Drakmanton is not after any ordinary man. He must be: 
a professional adventurer, able to pass some stringent tests devised by Mary 
and finally ready to dive for buried treasure. The advertisement attracts
the attention of Vasco Honiton. The outcome of his hunt for hidden gold 
brings an unpleasant surprise for Mary.

[03] Saki: THE QUEST/ THE BLIND SPOT/ QUAIL SEED/ 
THE SEVENTH PULLET/ THE MOUSE (60 min)
Granada Television production 
20-July-1962 ITV Network, Friday (25Apr66 rerun date)
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)
 Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng 
* 
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield
Guest Cast:
Cyril Shaps ....... Mr. Scarrick
John Wood ....... Mr. Blenkinthrope
Anthony Morton ....... Chef
Prunella Scales 
John Wood
June Monkhouse
David King
Keith Marsh
Tom Criddle 
Joan Heath
Daphne Oxenford
Peter Noone (later lead singer with Herman's Hermits?)
Judith Normington
Synopsis:
1. As a gourmet Sir Hector knows how fortunate he is to employ a chef of some brilliance.
Few people can offer meals of such quality to their guests. But Sir Hector is
unaware that the master chef has a defect of character. He is a murderer. The 
task of breaking this unwelcome news falls to Sir Hector's well-meaning but rather
dim-witted nephew, Bertie, who has stumbled across the secret in a batch of old 
letters. The subject is raised over dinner.
2. Clovis has a clever idea to save the Christmas trade in Mr. Scarrick's store.
3. Mr. Blenkinthrope tells a 'wolf' story once too often.
4. The Major discovers that the mouse is in his clothes.

[04] Saka: BREAD AND BUTTER MISS/ HOUNDS OF FATE/ DUSK/ 
THE TALKING-OUT OF TARRINGTON/ LAURA (60 min)
Granada Television production 
27-July-1962 ITV Network, Friday (27Apr66 rerun date)
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)
Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Director: Silvio Narizzano
*
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield (not in this episode?)
Guest Cast:
Anthony Newlands ...... Martin Stoner
Jack Austin ........... Con Man
Peter Myers ........... Tarrington
Moyra Fraser .......... Laura
Edwin Finn
Fiona Duncan
Peter Myers
Moyra Fraser
Jack Austin 
Christine Finn
Derrick Sherwin 
Paul Williamson
Synopsis:
1. Friends rely on Lady Bastable's dreams.
2. Martin Stoner believes himself to be hounded by the fates, for whatever
he turns his hand to fails - marriage, business, even crime. But when 
Stoner escapes from prison it suddenly looks as if things are going to 
go well for him after all. A case of mistaken identity leads him to what 
he took to be a safe refuge. But he is proved to be wrong - and the fates 
have their most cruel trick yet in store for him.
3. A con man finds a bar of soap useful.
4. The talking out of Tarrington is accomplished by Clovis.
5. Laura is looking forward to her death and reincarnation.
*Note Musical feature: Pianist Miklos Schwalb
performs "Dohnanyi's Rhaposdy No. 2.

[05] Saki: LADY BASTAPLE'S TIGER/ THE BAG/ THE SOUL OF LAPLOSHKA/
THE PHILANTHROPIST AND THE HAPPY CAT/ LOUIS (60 min)
Granada Television production 
03-Aug-1962 ITV Network, Friday
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H H Munro (Saki) 
 Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng 
*
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton 
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield 
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughan (?) Possibly Peter Vaughan.
Sheila Staifel
Ronald Howard
Diana Fairfax
Roger Delgado 
Judy Cornwell
Cavan Kendall
June Wenhon 
Alan Downer
Boneo Ponday 
Jean Conroy 
Eric Thornber
Laurence Herder 
Olive Kilner
Roy Mosewell
Lesley Clarke
Henry de Barray

************** No Synopsis Available *************** 

[06] Saki LOUISE/ THE ELK/ THE ROMANCER/ THE INTERLPOER/ TOBERMORY
Granada Television production 
10-Aug-1962 ITV Network, Friday 
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)
Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton 
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield 
Guest Cast: 
Joan Hickson 
Margery Wiethers
Jesica Cairns
Barrie Govney
Barry Shawgin
Ivan Craig
John Cazaton
David Drummond 
Kathleen Breck 
Carol Brooking
Diana Daremon 
Rose Boyd
Vincent Pearce
Arthur Wood
Synopsis:
Mrs Yonelet is featured in a story called "The Elk". It is her dearest wish that 
daughter Dora should marry Lady Bastable's eligible son Bertie. Lady Bastable 
has other plans for the young man. It soon becomes clear that more than Mrs Yonelet's
motherly love will be needed to promote the match and subdue the strong willed
Lady Bastable. [DM]

[07] Saki: THE HEN/ SEVEN CREAM JUGS/ FILBOID STUDGE/ 
THE SQUARE EGG/ SEPTIMUS BROPE (60 min)
Granada Television production 
17-Aug-1962 ITV Network, Friday 
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H.H. Munro (Saki)
Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable 
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton 
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield 
Guest Cast:
Guy Deghy
George Benna
Michael Ward
John Phillips
Kenneth Fotsque
Betty Hardy
Bort Allison 
Reginald Beckwith
Joan Mawell 
Hugh Halliday
Synopsis:
The domestic servant problem was certainly not as acute in the palmy 
days of Lady Bastable as it is today. But, even so, a good maid was 
a treasure to be closely guarded. Such a maid was Florinda. The surface
of the apparently idyllic lady and lady's maid relationship was rippled 
when, to her horror, Lady Bastable discovered a note inscribed "I love 
you Florrie". It was not the thought of true love that touched her 
Ladyship's heart but the dread of losing her maid. Her suspicions fell
on a certain Mr. Septimus Brope. And she instructed Clovis to investigate 
the situation. [DM]

[08] Saki: THE UNREST CURE/ ESME/ 
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CRISPINA UMBERLEIGH/ THE EAST WING (60 min) (final episode)
Granada Television production 
24-Aug-1962 ITV Network, Friday
Producer: Philip Mackie
Stories by H. H. Munroe (Saki)
Adapted by Gerald Savory, Hugh Leonard, Edward Boyd.
Directed by Gordon Flemyng 
*
Starring:
Martita Hunt ............ Lady Bastable (not in this episode?)
Fenella Fielding ........ Mary Drakmanton
William Mervyn .......... Sir Hector 
Richard Vernon ......... The Major
Mark Burns .............. Clovis
Rosamund Greenwood ...... Veronique Brimley-Bomefield
Guest Cast:
Richard Wattis .......... J.P. Huddle 
Derek Francis ........... Umberleigh
Dinsdale Landen ......... Reginald
Heather Chasen .......... Agnes Huddle 
Patsy Smart ............. Edith
Derek Sydney ............ Sir Leon Birberry 
Frank Cariello .......... Isaacs 
Joan Benham ............. Constance Broddle
Neil Wilson ............. Detective
Frank Williams .......... Young Man
Judith Furse ............ Crispina Umberleigh
Hugh Halliday
Christopher Arghyron
Gregory Warwick
Vicki Horrington
Irene Hollis
Synopsis:
A story of a certain Mr. J.P. Huddle, who complains that he has settled down 
in a deep groove of elderly middle age. Sir Hector suggests an "unrest cure"
as a remedy. [DM]
 

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