CTVA UK - "ITV Television Playhouse" (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 60 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 Television Playhouse ###########
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ITV  Thursdays

Originally Titled  "London Playhouse" (29Sep55 to 1Mar56)

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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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[--] A-R London Playhouse #1: The HAVEN [BFI] (29/09/1955) Thursday
Written by Tad Mosel
Starring: Joan Miller, Robert Haris


[--] A-R London Playhouse #2: A CALL ON THE WIDOW (06/10/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #3: The GLORIFICATION OF AL TOOLUM (13/10/1955) Thursday


[--] A-R London Playhouse #4: SUMMER IN NORMANDY (20/10/1955) Thursday 9:00-10:00pm
Written by Elizabeth Dawson

[--] A-R London Playhouse #5: A GARDEN IN THE SEA
27Oct55 A-R Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring:
Rosalie Crutchley, Robert Urquhart


[--] A-R London Playhouse # THE ASPERN PAPERS (live) : 27oct55 ????????????

[--] A-R London Playhouse #6: The END OF THE MISSION (03/11/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R LOndon Playhouse #7: The INWARD EYE (10/11/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #8: FAIR PASSENGER (17/11/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #9: AREA NINE (24/11/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #10: LADY MUST SELL (01/12/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #11: The GENERAL'S MESS (08/12/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #12: FIGHTING CHANCE (15/12/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #13: The MAN WHO LIKED CHRISTMAS (22/12/1955) Thursday
22Dec55 A-R Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring: David Kossoff, Hartley Power, Lew Davidson

[--] A-R London Playhouse #14: ADELINE GIRARD (29/12/1955) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #15: YESTERDAY'S MAIL (05/01/1956) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse: The HOUSE IN ATHENS # (possibly 12/01/1956) [No Times Archive listing for this date]
(or 02/02/56 or 09/02/56) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #17: THE GUV'NOR ITV tx 19/1/1956 Thursday
Written by Tudor Gates, Patrick Brawn
Starring:
Michael Hordern
Coral Browne ....... Amanda Pinkerton
Jimmy Hanley

[--] A-R London Playhouse #18: THE SUN DIVORCE
26/01/56 A-R Thursday 9:00-10:00pm

[--] A-R London Playhouse #19 : 02/02/56 Thursday - no details [no Times Archive]

[--] A-R London Playhouse #20: MARGARET MOVES ON (09/02/1956) Thursday

[--] A-R London Playhouse #21: GOODBYE JONAH
16Feb56 ITV Thur

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ATV Midlands - launch Friday 17th Feb 1956 - Lichfield transmitter
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1.22 [--] London Playhouse (as Billed in Times Archive): THE EGG
23Feb56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm


1.23 [--] London Playhouse (as Billed in Times Archive): A CASE OF PURE FICTION
01Mar56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm

1.24 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A TRIAL OF LOVE
08Mar56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring:
James Donald, Yvonne Mitchell, Dennis Price, Eddie Byrne, John Loder

1.25 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: TO DOROTHY, A SON
15Mar56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring:
Hubert Gregg, Diana Decker, Veronica Hurst


1.26 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: VICEROY SARAH
22Mar56 AR+ATV Midlands
Written by Norman Ginsbury
Starring:
Adrianne Allen, Sophie Stewart

1.27 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: OUTWARD BOUND
29Mar56 ITV Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Written by Sutton Vane


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[--] International Theatre: THE CLAY AND THE FLAME
30Mar56 ITV Good Friday 9-10:15pm
Written by Jean Jacques Bernard/ Translated by Leslie J. Frith
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1.28 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: DARK OF THE MOON
5Apr56 ITV Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring:
Vivian Matalon, Paddy Webster, George Margo


1.29 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: BONAVENTURE
(ATV Midlands call it London Playhouse)
12Apr56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm
Starring:
Yvonne Mitchell, Marie Ney

1.30 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: SHIP-SHAPE
19Apr56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm
(ATV Midlands call it London Playhouse)
A comedy play (no cast details)

1.31 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +THE BURNING GLASS (BFI) (60 min) (IMDB have this a SINGLE entry)
(some sources have this as A-R LOndon Playhouse)
26-Apr-1956 ITV Thursday (black and white)
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Writer: Barry Thomas / Play: Charles Morgan / Director: Cyril Coke
Cast:
Christopher Terriford........... JOHN ROBINSON
Mary Terriford.................. URSULA HOWELLS
Tony Locke...................... ALFRED BURKE
Montague Winthropp............. DONALD WOLFIT
Scifi drama. A British scientist has discovered a device that can harness
the power of the sun, the Government however decides they want to make use
of it.
(see later version on PLAY OF THE WEEK 04Oct60)


1.32 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: The BLOOD IS STRONG
03May56 AR+ATV Midlands, Thur 9:00-10:00pm (NOT Granada -their opening night)
Starring:
John Laurie, Renee Houston


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Thur 3rd May 1956 - Granada - launch - Winter Hill transmitter
Sat 5th May 1956 - ABC Wekend Television - launch - Winter Hill transmitter
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1.33 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: MORNING DEPARTURE
10May56 A-R+ATV Midlands+Granada, Thur 9:00-10:00pm

1.34 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + ASHES IN THE WIND
17May56 ITV Thur
Cast:
Jill Balcon ....... Edith

1.35 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +BOYS IN BROWN [BFI]
24May56 ITV Thur


1.36 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: MRS INSPECTOR JONES [BFI]
31May56 (A-R+Granada) Thur 9:00-10:00pm (NOT ATV)
Written by James Parrish

"Midland Playhouse: Ma's Bit Of Brass" 31May56 ATV Midland 8-9pm

1.37 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: WORLD OF HIS OWN
(billed as "Television Theatre")
07Jun56 (A-R+Granada) Thur 9:00-10:00pm(NOT ATV)
Written by Joseph Schull / Adapted by Robert Irvine
Starring: Michael Gough, Mary Kerridge


"Midland Playhouse: Ma's Bit Of Brass" 07Jun56 ATV Midland 8-9pm
Presented from the Windsor Theatre, Bearwood

1.38 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +CASTLE IN THE AIR
14Jun56 ITV THur
Cast:
Coral Browne

1.39 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A CALL ON THE WIDOW (Filmed Play?) (Play or Film?)
21Jun56 A-R/Granada, Thur 8-9pm (NOT ATV)
Starring:
Jean Kent, Clifford Evans, Michael Craig


1.40 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + WOMAN IN A DRESSING GOWN (BFI) (60 min) (imdb have this as a solo entry)
28-Jun-1956 A-R/ Granada (NOT ATV Midlands) Thursday 8:00-9:00pm
Associated-Rediffusion Production
Producer/Director: Peter Cotes
Writer: Ted Willis
Staring: Joan Miller, Edward Chapman
Drama. A middle aged wife descends into slovenliness whilst her husband
is tempted by a younger woman. One of the first of the kitchen sink style
realist dramas that became prevalent throughout the late 1950's and
early 60's.

1.41 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A LADY MISLAID
05Jul56 AR+Granada (NOT ATV Midlands), Thur 8:00-9:00pm
Starring: Eleanor Summerfield, Leslie Phillips

1.42 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: YOUTH AT THE HELM
12Jul56 AR+Granada (NOT ATV Midlands), Thur 8:00-9:00pm
A farcical comedy Written by Hubert Griffith
Starring: Robin Bailey, Rona Anderson


1.43 [--] 19Jul56 - no Times Archive

1.44 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: MARTINE
26Jul56 AR+Granada (NOT ATV Midlands), Thur 8:00-9:00pm
Written by Jean-Jacques Bernard

1.45 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: The OUTSIDER [BFI] (submitted to imdb 8-5-7)
02Aug56 Thursday

1.46 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: EVER SINCE PARADISE (BFI)
09Aug56 Thursday
Written by J.B Priestley

1.47 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: CASE DISMISSED
16Aug56 AR+Granada (NOT ATV Midlands), Thur 8:00-9:00pm
Starring: Joan Miller, Edward Chapman

1.48 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE SPEED KID
23Aug56 AR+Granada (NOT ATV Midlands), Thur 8:00-9:00pm
Written by Falkland Cury and John Andersen
Starring: James Kenney

1.49 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: Double Bill
- A TICKET TO ROME: 8:00pm (30 min) Written by Patrick Clifford
- THE BET: 8:30pm (30 min) Written by Miles Malleson: Starring Laurence Harvey
30Aug56 ITV Thur 8:00-9:00pm (A-R + Granada/ NOT ATV)

[--] "Night was Our Friend": 30Aug56 ATV Thur 8:00-9:00pm
Starring: Elizabeth Sellars, Ronald Howard, Michael Gough

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