CTVA UK - "ITV Play Of The Week" (ITV) Season 2 (1956-57)

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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 2 (1956-57)
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 2 1956-57 ##############
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ITV Mainly Wednesdays

2.1 [--] 03Sep56 Mon

2.2 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE LAST ENEMY (90min) (1st version)(see #4.16)
10Sep56 ITV Mon 8:00-9:30pm (A-R/Granada/ NOT ATV)
Associated-Rediffusion
Writer: Richard Hillary / Producer/Director: Peter Graham-Scott
Drama. A pilot, during the Battle of Britain, tries to come to terms with his situation.
With:- PETER MURRAY / JOHN ROBINSON / PATRICK DRISCOLL / TARN BASSETT

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Moves from Mondays to Wednesdays
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2.3 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE LAST OF MRS. CHEYNEY
19Sep56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring: Margaret Lockwood

2.4 [--] ITV Play of the Week: SECOND THRESHOLD
26Sep56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring: Clive Brook

2.5 [--] ITV Play of the Week: CORINTH HOUSE
03Oct56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (A-R / ATV/ Granada)
Starring: Mary Merrall, Pamela Alan

2.6 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE SEAGULL
10Oct56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm A-R (NOT ATV - they showed "The Last Enemy"/ NOT Granada)
Starring:
Diana Wynyard, Hugh Williams, George Relph, Nicholas Hannen.

2.7 [--] ITV Play of the Week: TRAVELLER'S JOY
17Oct56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (A-R / ATV/ Granada)
Starring:
Yvonne Arnaud

2.8 [--] ITV Play of the Week: YELLOW JACK
24Oct56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (A-R / ATV/ Granada)
Starring:
Phil Brown, Hugh McDermott

2.9 [--] ITV Play of the Week: SHOOTING STAR [BFI]
31-Oct-1956) ITV Wed
 
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2.10 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ACT OF MADNESS (Guardian)
7-Nov-56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm

2.11 [--] ITV Play of the Week: WATERS OF THE MOON (Guardian)
14-Nov-56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm

2.12 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE SILVER CORD (Guardian)
21-Nov-56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
starring:
Valerie Taylor
Denholm Elliott
Sarah Lawson

2.13 [--] ITV Play of the Week: LOOK BACK IN ANGER [BFI] (Guardian)
28Nov56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Granada Television Production
Directed by Tony Richardson

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2.14 [--] ITV Play of the Week: A TIME TO BE BORN
5Dec56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring: Angela Baddeley

2.15 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE DOCTOR'S DILLEMA
12Dec56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by Bernard Shaw
Starring:
Ann Todd, Michael Hordern, Anthony Ireland, Lewis Casson, Paul Daneman

2.16 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE WHITE CARNATION
19Dec56 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by R.C. Sherriff
Starring: Walter Fitzgerald

2.17 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ACTION FOR SLANDER
26Dec56 Boxing Day ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (NOT ATV- see below)
Starring: Clive Brook, Ann Todd, Margaretta Scott

26Dec56 ATV Midlands - "Gaiety George" Richard Greene, Ann Todd

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2.18 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE GICONDA (Guardian)
2Jan57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm

2.19 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE TWO-HEADED EAGLE (Guardian)
9Jan57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm

2.20 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST [BFI]
16-01-1957 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring:
Walter Fitzgerald
William Sylvester

2.21 [--] ITV Play of the Week: TOMORROW WE LIVE (Guardian)
23Jan57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
(Not fully networked - some regions showed the film " Wall of Death")

2.22 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE WILD DUCK (Guardian)
30Jan57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm

2.23 [--] ITV Play of the Week: A MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE
6Feb57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by John Perry from the book by Francis Brett Young
Starring:
Barbara Couper, Jane Baxter, Ernest Thesiger, Harry H. Corbett

????? [--] The Tuesday Play: THE BLACK JUDGE
12Feb57 ITV Tue 8.30
Associated-Rediffusion
from a play by Michael Hutton Squire
adapted by Juan Cortez and John Letts
directed by Cyril Coke
settings designed by Betty Pierce
starring
Donald Wolfit ........ Judge Dee
Laurence Payne
Betty McDowell
Alfred Burke

2.24 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GERTIE MAUDE (90 min)
13-Feb-1957 ITV Wed 8.00-9:30pm
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Written by John Van Druten
Adapted by Ken Hoare
Directed by Cyril Butcher
Settings Designed by John Clements
starring
June Thorburn ........ Gertie Maude
Peter Murray ......... Will Heatley
Jill Dixon ........... Doris
with
Carol Wolveridge ..... Sheila
Mignon O'Doherty ..... Mrs Bessey
Frederick Piper ...... Mr Malkin
Roma Denville ........ Phyllis Trenholm
Peter Gray ........... "Rags" Catwright
The year: 1911. The scenes: a stately London house; a musical comedy theatre; a discreet flat. The principle character:
Gertie Maude, a chorus girl who is deeply in love with a young aristocrat. When love turns to tragedy it touches the lives
and hearts of all who knew her.
(June Thorburn and Jill Dixon appear by permission of The Rank Organisation)

2.25 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HOME OF THE BRAVE [BFI]
(20/02/1957) ITV Wed

2.26 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE DAY OF THE MONKEY
27Feb57 ITV Wed 8.00-9:30pm
Starring:
Maurice Denham, Clare Austin, Edric Connor

2.27 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HEAVEN AND EARTH (filmed play)
(Filmed circa 1954 ?)
6-Mar-1957 ITV Wed 8.00-9:30pm (90 min.)
Produced by Dennis Vance
Written by Peter Brook and Dennis Cannan
Directed by Peter Brook
cast:
Paul Scofield .......... Dr. Gary Lewis
Marjorie Stewart ....... Oriel Frome
Peter Illing ........... De Sala
Leo McKern ............. Grogan
Richard Johnson ........ John Fleming
Dorothy Bromiley ....... Ann Fleming
Thomas Heathcote ....... Price
Michael Goodliffe ...... Captain
Lois Maxwell ........... Miss Baumer
Dr. Gary Lewis is a young evangelist with a huge following who leaves his followers to enjoy a holiday in the South of France.
On the plane flying out, engine trouble develops, and all four propellers cut-out simultaneously. The plane rapidly loses height.
Then, without explanation the engines swing into action again. But this is not the end of the story.

[--] The Tuesday Play: JANE CLEGG:
12Mar57 A-R only Tue 8:30-9:30pm
Directed by Peter Cotes
Starring:
Joan Miller, Jack May, Mary Merrall
Alfie Bass ......... Munce

2.28 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ADAM'S APPLE
13Mar57 ITV Wed 8.00-9:30pm
Starring: Michael Shepley, Irene Browne, Paul Daneman

2.29 [--] ITV Play of the Week: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE [BFI]
20Mar57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring:
John Robinson, Clive Morton, Peter Wyngarde, Jill Dixon

2.30 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DEAD ON NINE
27Mar57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring:
Griffith Jones, Helen Cherry, David Oxley, Eddie Byrne

2.31 [--] ITV Play of the Week: TIME REMEMBERED
3Apr57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring:
Margaret Rutherford, Natasha Parry, Paul Daneman

2.32 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DEAR BRUTUS
10Apr57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring:
Dennis Price

2.33 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE SHOP AT SLY CORNER
17Apr57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm (ATV/Granada)(not A-R)
Starring:
Oscar Homolka, Muriel Pavlow

2.34 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GRANITE PEAK
24Apr57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by Betty Roland

2.35 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MR. KETTLE AND MRS. MOON
01May57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by J.B. Priestley
Starring: Irene Worth, Michael Hordern

2.36 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE AGE OF ABANDON
8May57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Starring: Dennis Price, Patricia Marmont, Harriette Johns

2.37 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ACCOLADE [BFI] (15/05/1957) ITV Wed
15May57 Wed

2.38 [--] ITV Play of the Week: VENUS OBSERVED
22May57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by Christopher Fry
Starring: John Robinson, Frances Rowe

2.39 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HEDDA GABLER [BFI]
29May57 Wed
Cast:
Pamela Brown ........... Hedda Gabler

2.40 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE DRUID'S REST
5Jun57 ITV Wed 8:00-9:30pm
Written by Emlyn Williams
Starring: John Glyn-Jones, Hilda Fenemore, High Latimer
Comedy.

2.41 [--] ITV Play of the Week: BOY MEETS GIRL [BFI] (12/06/1957)
Granada Production
12Jun57 Wed

2.42 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HIS AND HERS
19Jun57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by Fay and Michael Kanin
Starring:
Moira Lister, Paul Carpenter

2.43 [--] ITV Play of the Week: VICTORIA REGINA
26Jun57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:00pm (60 min)
Written by Laurence Housman
Starring:
Dorothy Tutin, Sir Lewis Casson, Lucie Mannheim

2.44 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE BREATH OF FOOLS
03Jul57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by Peter Graham Scott
Starring; Marius Goring

2.45 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE GLASS CAGE [BFI] 
10Jul57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by J.B. Priestley
Starring:
Barbara Chilcott, Murray Davis, Donald Davis

2.46 [--] ITV Play of the Week: LATE LOVE
17Jul57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by Rosemary Casey
Starring:
Helen Cherry, Helen Haye, Phil Brown, Peter Williams

2.47 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MR. BOLFRY
24Jul57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by James Bridie
Starring; ??

2.48 [--] ITV Play of the Week: SUMMERTIME
31Jul57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Wrtitten by Ubo Betti (check spelling)
Starring: Jeannette Sterke, Michael Meacham, Olga Lindo

2.49 [--] Ida Lupino presents "Not Wanted" (networked)
7Aug57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:30pm (90min)

2.50 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE TIGRESS ON THE HEARTH
14Aug57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by ?
Starring ?

2.51 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MORNING'S AT SEVEN
21Aug57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Starring: Barbara Couper, Margaret Vines


2.52 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE PLAY'S THE THING
28Aug57 ITV Wed 9:00-10:15pm (75min)
Written by Ferene Molnar (check spelling)
Starring: Clive Brook, Faith Brook, Austin Trevor

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