CTVA UK - "ITV Play Of The Week" (ITV) Season 5 (1959-60)

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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 5 (1959-60)
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 5 1959-60 ##############
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ITV Network Tuesdays 9:35-11:05pm (90 min)

5.1 PLAY OF THE WEEK + (THE YOUNGER GENERATION) [ITN Source] [BFI]
1Sep59

5.2 [--] Play of the Week: + MR. ARCULARIS (90 min.)
08Sep59, ITV Tue 8:30 pm
Associated-Rediffusion Production
written by Conrad Aiken
Adapted for television by Ken Hoare
Directed by Robert Tronson
Designed by John Clements
Music Arranged by Ron Grainer
Starring:
Robert Eddison as Mr. Arcularis
Virginia Maskell as Nurse Snell
(details in "The Viewer")

5.3 [--] ITV Play Of The Week: TOUCH WOOD
15Sep59 ITV Tue 9:35-11:00pm
Starring: William Squire

5.4 The LAST HOURS [BFI] (22/09/1959)
22Sep59

5.5 29Sep59 - film "The Seventh Veil (1946)

5.6 [--] Play of the Week: +NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th
06Oct59 ITV 8:38-10:00pm
A-R Production
Cast:
Maxine Audley ......Karen Andre
(full details in The Viewer)
********** possibly postponed to 12Jan60 (see #5:20) *************
[Times Archive indicates most regions showed films in this slot]


5.7 [--] Play of the Week: +THE TRAVELLER WITHOUT LUGGAGE (90 min)
13Oct59 ITV Tue 9:35pm
ATV Production by H.M. Tennent
(full details in The Viewer)

5.8 [--] ITV Play of the Week: CYNARA
20Oct59 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring: Vic Oliver

5.9 [--] Play of the Week: + THE VIOLENT YEARS [BFI]
27Oct59 ITV Tue
Cast:
Laurance Harvey ......... Chris; Misha


5.10 [--] Play of the Week: +THE CRUCIBLE (90 min.) [ITN Source][BFI]
03Nov59, ITV Tue 9:35 pm
Granada Production
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Henry Kaplan
starring
Sean Connery ............. John Proctor
Barbara Chilcott ......... Elizabeth Proctor
Noel Willman ............. Danforth
Susannah York ............ Abigail Williams
Barbara Assoon ....... Tituba


5.11 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE ENORMOUS SHADOW
10Nov59 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Written by K. Levison
Starring: Denholm Elliott

5.12 [--] ITV Play of the Week: ENGINEER EXTRAORDINARY (IMDB/BFI)
17Nov59 - no details
StarrinG:
Peter Wyngarde ... Isambard Kingdom Brunel (IMDB)

5.13 [--] ITV Play of the Week: + SOUTH (90 min) [ITN Source][BFI]
24Nov59 ITV Tue 9:35pm
Granada Production
starring
Peter Wyngarde
Barbara Assoon ....... Eliza
(full details in TV Times-Shirley Bassey cover)


5.14 [--] ITV Play of the Week: GALLOWS GLORIOUS!
01Dec59 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm (90min)
Written by Ronald Gow
Starring:
Michael Goodliffe ......... John Brown

5.15 [--] ITV Play of the Week: A MAN INVOLVED
08Dec59 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Written by Nicholas Palmer

5.16 [--] ITV Play of the Week: SWEET POISON (90min) [BFI]
15Dec59 [IMDB] ITV Tues 9.35 pm
Anglia TV production
Producer /Adaptation by George More O'Ferrall
starring
Dawn Addams
John Ireland
Sandra Dorne ... Billie
Anglia TV's first major TV drama networked nationally. They
considered it quite a scoop starwise and there was a signed colour photo of
Dawn Addams (in costume, including blonde wig) in the foyer of the studios
in Norwich for some years.

5.17 [--] ITV Play of the Week: DEEP AND CRISP AND EVEN
22Dec59 ITV Tue 9:35-10:35pm (60 min)
Starring: Gladys Henson, Leslie Dwyer, Liz Fraser, Robert Desmond

5.18 [--] The SIGNAL [BFI] (29/12/1959)
29Dec59 - no details


5.19 [--] ITV Play of the Week: + MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL [BFI]
5Jan60 ITV Tue
Cast:
Barbara Assoon ....... Sophia Adams

5.20 [--] ITV Play of the Week: NIGHT OF JANUARY 16th [verified -The Viewer]
12Jan60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm [possibly postponed from 06Oct59 - see #5.6]
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Written by Ayn Rand; Adapted for Television by Norman Ginsbury
Directed by Micahel-Currer Briggs
designed by Fredric Pusey
Starring: Maxine Audley, Cec Linder, John Phillips
With: Louise Collins, Ken Wayne
Cast In order Of Appearance:
Stuart Nichol ........ Bailiff
Jack Lester .......... Judge Heath
Cec Linder ........... District Attorney Flint
Ken Wayne ............ District Attorney Stevens
Peter Carlisle ....... Clerk of the Court
James Dyrenforth ..... Doctor Kirkland
Connie Smith ......... Mrs. John Hutchins
Mazine Audley ........ Karen Andre
Lee Hamilton ......... Homer Van Fleet
Maz Faulkner ......... Elmer Sweeney
Louise Collins ....... Nancy Lee Faulkner
John Phillips ........ John Graham Whitfield
Joan Ingram .......... Magda Swenson
Gerik Schjelderup .... Jungquist
Larry O'Connor ....... Larry Regan
Robert Ghisays ....... Foreman of the Jury
What was the real truth behind the violent death of Bjorn Faulkner, the world famous financier? Could District
Attorney Flint bring before the jury proof that he was murdered by his friend - the fascinating Karen Andre?

5.21 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS (90 min) [BFI] (TV Times Cover)
19Jan60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:5pm
Starring:
Elspeth March, William Squire


5.22 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +CARRINGTON V.C. (90 min) (TV Times Cover)
26Jan60 ITV Tue 9:35 pm
Starring:
Ann Todd
Richard Todd
Dorothy Tutin

5.23 [--] ITV Play of the Week: FLOWERING CHERRY
02Feb60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:5pm
Michael Hordern

5.24 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (90 min) [BFI]
09Feb60 ITV Tue 9:35 pm
Associated-Rediffusion Production
(full details in The Viewer)

5.25 [--] The MEMBER OF THE WEDDING [BFI] (16/02/1960)
16Feb60

5.26 [--] The HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA [BFI] (23/02/1960)
23Feb60


5.27 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +THE AUTUMN GARDEN (90 min)
01Mar60 ITV Tue 9:35 pm
ATV Production in association with H.M. Tennent
(full details in The Viewer)

5.28 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE TRAP
08Mar60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:5pm
Written by A.C. Thomas
Starring: Kenneth Mackintosh

5.29 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +A LEAP IN THE DARK [ITN]
15Mar60 ITV Tue (ITN have tx 29-Aug-63 ?)
Cast:
Ian Bannen ......... Charlie Spencer


5.30 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +THE BIRTHDAY PARTY [BFI]
22Mar60 ITV Tue
Associated-Rediffusion Production


5.31 [--] DOUBLE INDEMNITY [BFI] (29/03/1960)
29Mar60

5.32 [--] ITV Play of the Week: LOYALTIES
05Apr60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring:
Kenneth Griffith, John Welsh, Barrie Ingham, Kynaston Reeves


5.33 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +ALL SUMMER LONG (90 min)
12Apr60 ITV Tue 9:35 pm
ATV Production in association with H.M. Tennent
(details in "The Viewer")


5.34 [--] HOUSE OF LIES [BFI] (19/04/1960)
19Apr60

5.35 [--] ITV Play of the Week: MADEMOISELLE
26Apr60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring: Rosalie Crutchley


5.36 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +THE GREEN PACK [BFI]
03May60 ITV Tue
Associated-Rediffusion Production

5.37 [--] BEYOND THE HORIZON [BFI] (10/05/1960)
10May60 - no details

5.38 [--] ITV Play of the Week: CAROLINE
17May60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring: Judy Campbell

5.39 [--] ITV Play of the Week: HAY FEVER [BFI] (imdb have this as a solo entry)
24May60 ITV Tue
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Caspar Wrede
Cast:
Edith Evans .......... Judith Bliss
Pamela Brown ......... Myra Arundel

Episode Cast (in credits order)
Edith Evans ... Judith Bliss
Pamela Brown ... Myra Arundel
George Devine ... David Bliss
Richard Wattis ... Richard Greatham

Maggie Smith ... Jackie Coryton
Judith Stott ... Sorel
Paul Eddington ... Sandy Tyrell
Donald Pickering ... Simon Bliss
Gwen Williams ... Clara


5.40 [--] ITV Play of the Week: LUCKY STRIKE
31May60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Anglia Television Production
Starring:
Galdys Cooper, Clive Morton, Jack Hedley


5.41 [--] ITV Play of the Week: THE UPSTART
7Jun60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring: Alan Bates


5.42 [--] ITV Play of the Week: NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT (90 min) [BFI] (imdb have this as a solo entry)
14Jun60, ITV Tuesday
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Writer: Giles Cooper
Novel: John Lymington
Director: Cyril Coke
Cast:
Richard................ LEE MONTAGUE
Patricia............... MELISSA STRIBLING
Frankie................. SALLY BAZELY
Corporal Pearce........ BERNARD CRIBBINS
Sir James Murray....... BERNARD ARCHARD
Scifi drama. Strange maggot like alien creatures plot to take a village
on Salisbury Plain during a intensive heat wave.

5.43 [--] ITV Play of the Week: REPUTATION FOR A SONG
21Jun60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm
Starring: Eileen Peel, Kenneth Mackintosh

5.44 [--] The SHRIKE [BFI] (28/06/1960)
28Jun60 - no details


5.45 [--] ITV Play of the Week: +TESS [BFI]
05Jul60 ITV Tue
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Cast:
Jeremy Brett ......... Angel Clare

5.46 [--] Play of the Week: +THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE [IMDB]
IMDB - have this incorrectly on Television Playhouse
Original Air Date: 12 July 1960 Tuesday
Possibly Written by George Johnston (Google)

Cast:
Marius Goring .... Purcell
Patricia Driscoll .... Muriel
Frederick Jaeger .... Bequeville
Wilfrid Lawson .... Old man
Anthony Newlands .... Steindorf
Synopsis:
An old man wanders haphazardly into an isolated archaeological camp in Iraq.
He has tales of an apocalyptic event in Europe and a hostile crowd intent on
annihilation on their way to the camp. The archaeological crew have no contact
with the outside world, so do they believe him or not..?

5.47 Play of the Week: +The Patchwork Quilt [IMDB]
Original Air Date: 19 July 1960 ITV Tue
[IMDB - have this incorrectly on Television Playhouse]

5.48 Play of the Week: +The Search Party [IMDB]
Original Air Date: 26 July 1960 ITV Tue
[IMDB - have this incorrectly on Television Playhouse]

5.49 Play of the Week: +The LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR [BFI] [IMDB]
Original Air Date: 2 August 1960 ITV Tue
[IMDB - have this incorrectly on Television Playhouse]

5.50 Play of the Week: +THE WATCHING EYE
Originally scheduled for 9 August 1960 ITV Tue (Cancelled due to a Power Failure)
Postponed to 29Nov60 - see #6.13
Associated-Rediffusion Production


5.51 [--] KIND LADY [BFI] (16/08/1960)
16Aug60

5.52 [--] Play of the Week: +DEAR DELINQUENT (90 min)
Associated-Rediffusion Production
23Aug60 ITV Tue 9:35 pm
(full details in "TV Times")

5.53 [--] ITV Play of the Week: VITRIOL
30Aug60 ITV Tue 9:35-11:05pm

########### ITV Play Of The Week #############
############# end of season 5 ################
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