CTVA UK - "ITV Play Of The Week" (ITV) Season 1 (1955-56)

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UK Taped/Live Drama series
ITV Play of the Week (1955-67)  -  ITV Television Playhouse (1956-67)   -  ITV Playhouse (1967-83)
ABC Armchair Theatre (1956-68)     ATV Theatre 70 (1960) / Drama '61 -'67 (1960-67)
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(Mainly 90 min. Plays)
Season 1 (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Times / The Viewer / BFI / ITN
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


 ########### ITV Play of the Week #############
############## season 1 1955-56 ##############
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ITV Tuesdays
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Thursday 22 Sep 1955 Associated-Rediffusion, London -launched  (ITV London, Mon-Fri)
Saturday 24 Sep 1955 ATV London - launched  (ITV London, Sat-Sun)
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1.1 [--] ITV Play of the Week: JOHN CLEMENTS PRESENT: A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (I) (90 min)
27Sep55 A-R Tue 8:30-10:00pm (see also #3.47 30Jul58)
1955 Associated Rediffusion Production / Filmed at Shepparton Studios
Producer: John Clements
based on Turgenev's play
directed by Robert Hamer
starring
Margaret Leighton
Laurence Harvey

1.2 [--] 04Oct55 A-R Tue

1.3 [--] 11Oct55 A-R Tue

1.4 [--] 18Oct55 A-R Tue 8:30-10:00pm Film: "Edward and Caroline"

1.5 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE PAY-OFF (90 min slot) (imdb have this as a solo entry)
25Oct55 ITV Tue 8:30-10:00pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)

1.6 [--] 01Nov55

1.7 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE SALT LAND (90 min slot)
08Nov55 ITV Tue 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)

1.8 [--] 14Nov55 Mon - no play [--] 15/16Nov55 - check?

[--] 21Nov55 Mon - no play

1.9 [--] ITV Play of the Week: NO OTHER VERDICT (90 min slot)
23Nov55 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)
(was this repeated on 18Apr56)

1.10 [--] 28Nov55 Mon - no play

1.11 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE GREEN OF THE YEAR (90 min slot)
05Dec55 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (NO ATV/Granada in Times Archive)
Starring: Anna Massey, John Merivale

1.12 [--] 12Dec55 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) Film: "A Tale of Five Cities" (Italian)(1951)

1.13 [--] 19Dec55 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) Film: "Miracle in Milan"

1.14 [--] 26Dec55 - ?

1.15 [--] ITV Play of the Week: CAPTAIN CARVALLO
02Jan56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)
Starring: Ann Todd (No evidence that this was a film)

1.16 [--] 09Jan56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) Film: "They Made Me a Fugitive" (1947) - Trevor Howard, Sally Gray

1.17 [--] ITV Play of the Week: FAVONIA
16Jan56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)
Starring: Mai Zetterling

1.18 [--] 23Jan56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) Film "Thunder Rock"

1.19 [--] ITV Play of the Week: IGNACE
30Jan56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)
Starring: Fernandel

1.20 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE ANATOMIST (Filmed Play ?)
(Filmed Circa 1954 ?)
06Feb56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)
Directed by Dennis Vance
Starring: Alastair Sim
(made into a film in 1961 - also starring Alastair Sim)

1.21 [--] ITV Play of the Week: WE THE LIVING
13Feb56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only) (ATV Midlands/Granada not yet open)

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ATV Midlands - launch 17 Feb 1956 Friday - Lichfield transmitter
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1.22 [--] ITV Play of the Week: Globe Theatre: BOTH ENDS MEET
20Feb56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R +ATV) (Granada not yet open)
(no cast details)

1.23 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HAMLET
27Feb56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R +ATV) (Granada not yet open)
Starring: Paul Scofield, Diana Wynyard, Alec Clunes, Mary Ure, Ernest Thesiger

1.24 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MESSAGE FOR MARGARET
05Mar56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R +ATV) (Granada not yet open)
Written by James Parish
Starring: Flora Robson, Rosalie Crutchley, Cyril Raymond, Michael Gwynn

1.25 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GEORGE AND MARGARET
12Mar56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R +ATV) (Granada not yet open)
Written by Gerald Savory
Starring: Geraldine McEwan

1.26 [--] ITV Play of the Week: INTERNATIONAL THEATRE: UNCLE HARRY
19Mar56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV)(Granada not yet open)
Written by Thomas Job
Starring: Maurice Denham, Jean Anderson, Ellen Pollock

1.27 [--] 26Mar56 - No Times Archive

1.28 [--] 02Apr56 - Easter Monday - no play

1.29 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GLOBE THEATRE PRESENTS: SKYLARK
09Apr56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV)(Granada not yet open)
Starring: Barbara Kelly, Bernard Braden, Lionel Murton

1.30 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ONE (90 min) (imdb have this as a solo entry)
16Apr56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV)(Granada not yet open)
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Writer: John Letts / Novel: David Karp /
Special Effects: Edward Shankster /
Director: Peter Graham Scott
Cast:
Donald Pleasence ..... Burden
Ian Feling
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Conger.............. JACK MAY
Miss Allam.......... RUTH TROUNCER
Wright.............. KENNETH HYDE

Wilkin........... JONATHAN MEDDINGS
Lark............... KENNETH GRIFFITHS
Victor................ JOHN WOODNUTT

Scifi drama. In a society of the future where the people live robot like
lives, one such person begins to learn to think for himself.

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1.x [--] NO OTHER VERDICT
repeat 18Apr56 A-R Wed ? (first shown 23Nov55 A-R LOndon)
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1.31 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GLOBE THEATRE PRESENTS: THE LIVING ROOM
23Apr56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV) (Granada not yet open)
Starring: Dorothy Tutin, George Relph, Helen Haye, Patrick Barr

1.32 [--] ITV Play of the Week: JOHN CLEMENTS PRESENTS: THE GOLDEN CUCKOO
30Apr56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV) (Granada not yet open)
Starring: Felix Aylmer, Moira Lister, Charles Victor

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Thur 3rd May 1956 - Granada - launch - Winter Hill transmitter
Sat 5th May 1956 - ABC North - launch - Winter Hill transmitter
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1.33 [--] ITV Play of the Week: SEAGULLS OVER SORRENTO
07May56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV + Granada)
Starring: Ronald Shiner

1.34 [--] ITV Play of the Week: TEN MINUTE ALIBI
14May56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + ATV ) (Granada ?)

1.35 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Musical version)
21May56 ITV Whit Bank Hol Mon 8:00-9:30pm (Networked)

1.36 [--] ITV Play of the Week: PINK STRINGS AND SEALING WAX
28May56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only)(NOT ATV)
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1.37 [--] ITV Play of the Week: COME READ ME A RIDDLE [BFI]
04Jun56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
A New Play Written by Warren Chetham-Strode
Starring:
Mervyn Johns
Richard Wattis
Alfie Bass ......... Jo Bosco

[--] 04Jun56 ATV Midlands - "Thunder Rock" (1942 film)

1.38 [--] ITV Play of the Week: I KILLED THE COUNT
11Jun56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Written by Alec Coppel

11Jun56 ATV Midlands - "The Years Between" (1946 film)

1.39 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DEAR CHARLES
18Jun56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (ATV + Granada)(NOT A-R)
Starring: Yvonne Arnaud, Anthony Ireland, Gerard Heinz, Garry Marsh,
Beatrice Varley, Billie Hill

18Jun56 A-R London - "The Years Between" (1946 film)

1.40 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MACADAM AND EVE
25Jun56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Written by Roger MacDougall
Starring: John Laurie, Freda Jackson

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1.41 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE INNOCENTS
02Jul56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (ATV + Granada)(NOT A-R)
Written by William Archibald
Starring: Pamela Brown, Gladys Boot

02Jul56 A-R London "Under the Red Robe" (1937 film)

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1.42 [--] ITV Play of the Week: RAIN ON THE JUST
09Jul56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Starring: Michael Denison, Marie Ney

09Jul56 ATV Midlands "Emergency Call" (1952 film, Nettlefold)
starring Jack Warner

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1.43 [--] ITV Play of the Week: REBECCA
16Jul56 (ATV only) Mon 8:00-9:30pm ATV Production
Written by Daphne du Maurier
Starring: Patrick Barr, Jane Wenham, Peter Graves, Mery Kerridge

[--] "Golden Marie" (1952 French Film)
16Jul56 (A-R only) Mon 8:00-9:30pm
Starring Simone Signoret, Claude Dauphin, Serge Reggiani

1.44 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GOLDEN FLEECE
16Jul56 (Granada only) Mon 8:00-9:30pm
Written by J.B. Priestley

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1.45 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DOWN CAME A BLACKBIRD
23Jul56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Written by Peter Blackmore
Starring: Eleanor Summerfield, Griffith Jones

23Jul56 ATV Midlands "There Was a Young Lady" (1953 film, Nettlefold)
Starring: Michael Dennison, Dulcie Gray

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1.46 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE ADDING MACHINE
30Jul56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Written by Elmer Rice
Starring: Bill Owen, Rene Ray, Miriam Karlin

30Jul56 ATV Midlands "The Golden Entry"
staring: Megs Jenkins, Laurence Hardy, Wallis Eaton

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1.47 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DARK JOURNEY
06Aug56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Starring: Vivien Leigh

6Aug56 ATV Midlands "Dark Secret" (1949 film, Nettlefold)
starring Dinah Sheridan, Emrys Jones, Irene Handl

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1.48 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THEY CAME BY NIGHT
13Aug56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R + Granada)(NOT ATV)
Written by Barre Lyndon
Starring: Guy Rolfe, Ursula Howells

13Aug56 ATV Midlands "A Tale of Five Cities" (1951 film)

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1.xx [--] "Sunday in August" (1950 Italian film)
20Aug56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R only)
Starring: Anna Baldini, Franco Interlenghi

1.xx [--] "The Stars Look Down" (1940 film)
20Aug56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (Granada only)
Starring: Michael Regrave, Margaret Lockwood, Emlyn Williams

20Aug56 ATV Midlands "The Story of Shirley Yorke" (1948 film, Nettlefold)
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1.50 [--] ITV Play of the Week: TERROR
27Aug56 ITV Mon
Alfie Bass .........'Soppy' Marks

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