CTVA UK - "The Victorians" (ITV/Granada)(1963)

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The Victorians

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
http://ctva.biz/index.htm
with contributions by:
Rina Fox
references:
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THE VICTORIANS
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Granada Television Production
 (Manchester Studios, England)
for
the ITV Network [UK]

 
Produced by Philip Mackie  
UK Drama Anthology Series 1963   8 episodes x 60 min black and white Video Tape 

The resident cast were:- 
GEOFFREY BAYLDON / PATRICIA GARWOOD / CHARLES KAY / 
JOHN WOOD /  BARRIE INGHAM
MICHAEL BARRINGTON / INGRID HAFNER. 

Premise:
An anthology series of dramas covering life in Victorian Britain

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[01] The Victorians: THE RENT DAY 
Granada Television Production
31May63 ITV UK Fri 
Produced by Philip Mackie
Director Herbert Wise 
Written by Douglas Jerrold/ Adapted by Gerald Savory
Cast :
Charles Kay ........... Martin 
Ingrid Hafner ......... Rachel 
Geoffrey Bayldon ...... Crumbs 
Ingrid Hafner ......... Rachel 
Edward Evans .......... Beanstalk
Barry Justice ......... Toby 
John Cater ............ Hyssop 
Michael Barrington .... Bullfrog 
John Wood ............. Jack 
Barrie Ingham ......... Grantley 

Background/ Synopsis:
"The Rent Day" by Douglas Jerrold, drew the crowds to London's Theatre Royal, Drury 
Lane in 1832. The play is produced here on television as it might have been seen in 
Victorian sitting rooms had television existed in those days. "THE RENT DAY" was 
accepted in its time as being true to life. It gives a life-like picture of the
Victorian Age - a vigorous, bustling, money-making society. The play went down 
well with contemporary audiences, but, along with the others, has been undeservedly 
banished from the repertoire of the English theatre.

"The Rent Day" tells the story of a young farmer, Martin, and his wife, Rachel, 
who face eviction when they cannot pay their rent. The surly land agent, Crumbs, 
seems determined to destroy their happiness, and unwelcome overtures of a highwayman,
Silver Jack, to Rachel, add to the troubles. Then it is discovered that Crumbs has 
a guilty secret in his past.

The Part of Martin is played by Geoffrey Bayldon, a former architecture student 
who turned to acting on his demob after war-time service with the RAF. He spent 
three months filming overseas in "55 Days in Peking" and earlier in his career 
was often seen at Stratford-upon-Avon and in the West End.

Martin's wife, Rachel, is played by lovely, dark-haired Ingrid Hafner. Daughter 
of a Austrian father and a part-Scottish mother, she has been seen in many roles 
at London's Old Vic and on television. [DM]

[02] The Victorians: LONDON ASSURANCE 
Granada Television Production
07Jun63 ITV UK 
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by Dion Boucicault / Adapted by by Gerald Savory
Directed by Stuart Latham 
(Aired in the US/Canada on "NET Playhouse" - 02Jul67)
guest cast:
John Wood .............. Sir Harcourt Courtley
Charles Kay ............ Charles Courtley
Patricia Garwood ....... Grace Horkaug
Geoffrey Bayldon ....... Cool
Barrie Ingham .......... Dazzle
Michael Barrington ..... Max Horkaug 
Frederick Jons ......... Bailiff 
Ingrid Hafner .......... Lady Gay Spouker 
Eric Hillyard .......... Toolman 
Synopsis 1:
An 80 year old nobleman competes with his son for the hand of a young heiress. 
Synopsis 2:
"London Assurance" is a stylish comedy about the sprightly but elderly nobleman 
Sir Harcourt Courtley, who takes a fancy to the 18 uear-old heiress niece of 
his friend Max Harkaway. Sir Harcourt's greatest ambition is to make himself 
look 20 years younger, so that the girl will agree to marry him. But he faces 
unexpected difficulties when his son Charles becomes involved in the suit. [DM]

[03] The Victorians: SOCIETY 
Granada Television Production
14Jun63 ITV UK Fri
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by T.W. Robertson / Adapted by (possibly) Gerald Savory
Directed by Graeme McDonald 
Cast:
John Wood ............. Tom Stylus 
Geoffrey Bayldon ...... Chodd Senior 
Charles Kay ........... Chodd Junior 
Barrie Ingham ......... Sidney Daryl 
George Tovey .......... Bailiff 
Jack Bligh ............ Doddles 
Ingrid Hafner ......... Maud Hetherington 
Lally Bowers .......... Lady Ptarmigant 
Michael Barrington .... Smiffel Lamb 
Mark Smith ............ Office Boy 
Synopsis:
A well-bred, but impoverished young journalist is the hero of this play Society.
The journalist, Sidney Daryl is hired by a wealthy self-made man, Mr Chodd to 
run a new daily newspaper. But Daryl soon finds he has a second and less 
pleasing assignment to introduce Mr Chodd's arrogant an boorish son, John into
society. Daryl's own good manners persuade him to continue to help Chodd 
junior to meet the right people, even when these efforts meet with no gratitude.
But the time has clearly come to teach Chodd a lesson when decides to make a 
good marriage with Maud, the girl Daryl intends to marry. A powerful battle of 
wills brings the play to a climax.  [DM]

[04] The Victorians: THE TICKET OF LEAVE MAN 
Granada Television Production
21Jun63 ITV UK Fri
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by ??
Directed by Stuart Latham 
Cast :
Barrie Ingham ......... Robert Brierly 
John Wood ............. Jem Dalton 
Geoffrey Bayldon ...... Hawkshaw 
Charles Kay ........... Moss 
Patricia Garwood ...... May Edwards 
Michael Barrington .... Gibson 
Frederick Jones ....... Maltley 
Peter Brett ........... Waiter 
Robert Sansom ......... Mr Sharpe 
Vi Stevens ............ Mrs Willoughby 
Alan Foss ............. Angry Customer 
Synopsis:
This play is a story of crime, false imprisonment and detection in Victorian Times. 
It also tells the adventures of a young Lancashireman, Robert Brierly, who comes 
to London and falls victim to the schemes of a quick-witted crook. He is wrongly 
arrested and sent to jail. On his release as a ticket-of-leave man, who has 
earned remission for good conduct - he sets out to track down the crook, Jem 
Dalton, and settle accounts with him. [DM]

[05] The Victorians: TWO ROSES 
Granada Television Production
28Jun63 ITV UK Fri
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by James Albery / Adapted by Gerald Savory
Directed by Richard Everitt 
Cast:
Geoffrey Bayldon ........ Digby Grant 
Patricia Garwood ........ Lotty Grant 
Ingrid Hafner ........... Ida Grant 
Barrie Ingham ........... Suitor 
John Wood ............... Suitor 
Synopsis:
Two Roses is about Digby Grant, an impoverished gentleman accustomed to living
on his wits, who discovers that he is within reach of a 10,000 a year fortune. 
Only if a missing relative is found will he deprived of it. Certain that the money
will be his before long, Grant moves from his little cottage to a grand house 
and begins to live on a grand style. But money does not bring him peace of mind 
and contentment, nor does it help his relations with his family. He robs his two 
young daughters - the two roses of the title - of their happiness by refusing to
allow them to marry the men they love. He claims the suitors are not good enough 
for them, and despite their appeals, he refuses to change his mind - for only 
wealth impresses him now. Meanwhile, a determined solicitor is pressing on with 
the search for the missing relative... [DM]

[06] The Victorians: STILL WATERS RUN DEEP 
Granada Television Production
05Jul63 ITV UK Fri 
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by Tom Taylor/ Adapted by Gerald Savory
Directed by Cliff Owen 
Cast:
Barrie Ingham .......... Captain Hawsley
John Wood .............. John Mildmay
Ingrid Hafner .......... John's Wife
Michael Barrington ..... Father-in-Law
Joyce Heron ............ Mrs Sternhold
Synopsis:
An officer who was by no means a gentleman is one of the central characters 
in this play. The dashing Captain Hawksley is an easy charmer. His talk of 
moonlight elopements thrills the ladies, his sure fire business deals impress
the men. In comparison, young John Mildmay seems a pretty dull stick. His 
easy-going personality and unassuming manner are easily mistaken for weak 
will and lack of character. But in a time of crisis, when honor is at stake,
John proves himself a man to be reckoned with - even by the most blustering 
regimental officers. [DM]

[07] The Victorians: THE SILVER KING 
Granada Television Production
12Jul63 ITV UK Fri
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by Henry Arthur Jones & Henry Herman/ Adapted by Gerald Savory
Directed by Herbert Wise 
Cast:
Charles Kay ........... Wilfred Denver
Patricia Garwood ...... Nell Denver
Barrie Ingham ......... Geoffrey Ware
Geoffrey Bayldon ...... Skinner
Synopsis:
"The Silver King" is the story of a man who loses heavily to the bookmakers
and takes to drink. One night he is involved in a brawl with another man,
who is found murdered the next day. Suspicion falls inevitably on the gambler.
He slips out of the country, leaving his wife and daughter to fend for 
themselves. Years later he returns, having made a fortune from the silver 
mines of America and using an assumed name. He is determined to clear himself
of suspicion and rejoin his family - but first he must complete a dangerous 
one-man pursuit of the real killer. [DM]

[08] The Victorians: SWEET LAVENDER (final ep)
Granada Television Production
19Jul63 ITV UK Fri 
Produced by Philip Mackie
Written by Arthur W.Pinero / Adapted by Gerald Savory
Directed by Graeme McDonald 
Cast:
Patricia Garwood ....... Lavender
Charles Kay ............ Young Man
Joan Haythorne ......... Mother of young girl
Gwen Watford ........... Lavender's Mum
Synopsis:
"Sweet Lavender" is a romance story in which Lavender falls in love with a
young man who is already engaged to someone else. [DM]

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