CTVA UK - "ITV Television Playhouse" (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 60 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)

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ITV Network Fridays (later Thursdays)

5.1 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: OUR BEST FOR HARRY
4Sep59 ITV Fri 9:00-10:00pm


5.2 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +THE SILK PURSE (BFI) (60 min)
11Sep59 ITV Fri 9:00 pm
Granada Production
Written by Clive Exton
Directed by Henry Kaplan
Designed by Paul Bernard
Starring:
Donald Pleasance as Robert Robertson
Gillian Lind as Doris Robertson
With:
Sylvia Kay as Ann Marshall
Peter Marshall as Peter Mashall
(Details in The Viewer)

5.3 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE TROUBLE RAISER
18Sep59 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Written by Stanley Miller
Starring: Lee Montague, Katherine Kath

5.4 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: CLUTTERBUCK
25Sep59 ITV Fri 9:30-10:30pm
Starring: Constance Cummings

5.5 THE LEAN YEARS 2Oct59

5.6 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE BLOOD FIGHT (60 min)[BFI] [verified -The Viewer]
09Oct59 ITV Fri 9:15-10:15pm
Granada Television Production
A New Television Play by Alexander Baron
Cast Includes:
Mike Sullivan ....... 1st Wrestler
Alf Robinson ........ 2nd Wrestler
Campbell Singer ..... Barney Grogan
Derren Nesbitt ...... Tod Blake
Clare Austin ........ Wyn
Ronald Hatton ....... Tommy
Harry Baird ......... Happy Martin
Elaine Delmar ....... Tildy
Robert Adams ........ Mr. Jackson
Happy, a West Indian boy, living in London, and Tod, a Cockney have both given up All-In Wrestling for safer jobs.
But now they need money badly. Happy wants to give his wife a proper home, and Tod is in love with a girl who has
expensive tastes. In the end they are forced back into the ring and matched against each other.

5.7 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +SOMEONE WE KNOW (60 min)
16Oct59 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
Associated-Rediffusion production
(full details in The Viewer)

5.8 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A CARD FROM ALISON
23Oct59 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: Barbara Couper

5.9 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: MOVEMENT OF TROOPS
30Oct59 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
(no cast details)

5.10 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +TICKET FOR TOMORROW (60 min) [ITN Source]
06Nov59 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
Granada Production
Written by Eilzabeth Baker / Adapter - GERALD SAVORY
Directed by John Knight
starring
June Thorburn ........... Maggie Massey
[ITN Source - error - they list this as PLAY OF THE WEEK]

5.11 [--] OGGIE (BFI) (13/11/1959)
13Nov59

5.12 [--] OUR MISS HAMMOND ITV 20Nov59 - no details

5.13 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +THE MANOR OF NORTHSTEAD
27Nov59 ITV Fri 9:35pm
starring
A.E. Matthews
Marie Lohr
Charles Heslop
(full details in TV Times - Shirley Bassey cover

5.14 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE [ITN]
4Dec59 ITV Fri
Granada Production
Writer - PAUL VINCENT CARROLL
Adapter - THOMAS CLARKE
Director - STUART LATHAM
Cast:
DENIS O'DEA - the Canon
PATRICK TROUGHTON - O'Flingsley
OLIVE McFARLAND - Brigid
Synopsis:
Brigid is a young, imaginative and simple-hearted Irish peasant girl.
The two people she loves most are her employer, the Canon, and O'Flingsley,
the village schoolmaster. But a bitter feud develops between the two men
and when this reaches its climax the person who suffers most is Brigid.

5.15 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + The ADVOCATE (BFI) (11/12/1959)
11Dec59 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
DirectorHODSON, Christopher
Production CompanyRediffusion
ScriptGREENAWAY, Peter van
Settings byCLEMENTS, John
Starring:
Janko StrelitzKASKET, Harold
Kolya RagoschicsMORRIS, Mary
Boy StudentBUCKLEY, Keith
Girl StudentBOOTH, Carol
KovacsKYDD, Sam
WaiterCHITTY, Erik
Pavel SterlitzHARDWICKE, Edward
Mrs. GravasFRANKLIN, Gretchen
Anton KadrosINGRAM, William
Minister of JusticeCHANDOS, John
The OfficerTORRE, Raul de la
Assistant SecretaryLLOYD, Noel
GuardVAUGHAN, Peter
SoldierWEBB, Esmond
JudgeLOVE, Kenneth
JudgeLIGHTFOOT, Fletcher
JudgeMELVILLE, Arthur
Public ProsecutorCARGILL, Patrick
Secret PoliceSIMMONS, Stan
Secret PoliceBIRD, Charles
Synopsis:
Drama: A treason trial set in a small European country and the drunken advocate
chosen to represented the already convicted prisoner. [BFI]


5.16 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE CHRISTMAS CARD
18Dec59 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
^Starring: Joan Hickson


[--] 25Dec59 - pre-empted for Christmas Day programing


5.17 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +THE SMALL SERVANT
1Jan60 ITV Fri
Cast:
Ian Bannen ......... Dick Swiveller

5.18 THE MAN WHO COULD FIND THINGS 8Jan60


5.19 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES
15Jan60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Written by Tad Mosel
Starring: Irene Worth, William Sylvester, J.G. Devlin, Jill Bennett


5.20 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +INCIDENT (BFI)
22Jan60 ITV
Associated-Rediffusion production

5.21 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + The BUSH AND THE TREE (BFI)
29Jan60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Granada Television Production
Written by John O'Toole
Director ORMEROD, James
Author of the Original Work O'TOOLE, John
DesignerLASS, Darrell
Starring: John Cazabon
Clerk to the Council CAZABON, John
Molly Squires KEOGH, Doreen
Sandra Squires DUDLEY, Lesley
1st Man CROASDALE, William
2nd Man HAYES, Alick
Alf Liddell O'SHEA, Milo
Tom Cardwick COLLINGWOOD, Peter
Clarice Liddell DAYE, Gabrielle
Councillor Jephson JONES, Claude
Councillor Bell SEATON, Arthur
Councillor Winsdean WYMAR, William
Mr O'Riordan GODFREY, Fred
Mr Brownlow SUTCLIFFE, Geoffrey
Chairman BROUGH, Arthur
Councillor Jones TANDY, Victor
Councillor Andwell CRAWSHAW, Frank

Synopsis
Local politics, the bustle of local public life and a wry look at marriage and not taking
one's partner and situation for granted. A touching look at the ordinary side of life. [BFI]


5.22 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE ENGLISH CAPTAIN
5Feb60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Written by Stanley Miller
Starring: Roland Curram

5.23 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +A HOLIDAY ABROAD (60 min)
12Feb60 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
ATV Production by H.M. Tennent
(full details in TV Times)

5.24 THE SONG OF LOUISE IN THE MORNING 19Feb60

5.25 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: FIDDLER'S FOUR [ITN]
26Feb60 ITV Fri
Granada Television Production
Writer : HAROLD BRIGHOUSE
Director : JOHN KNIGHT


5.26 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + BREAKAWAY (60 min)
4Mar60 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
Associated-Rediffusion production
(full details in The Viewer)



5.27 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A STOP ON THE WAY
11Mar60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Written by G.C. Brown


5.28 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +AT HOME (BFI) (18/03/1960)

5.29 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + ACT OF TERROR (BFI) (25/03/1960)

5.30 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: ONCE A CROOK
1Apr60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: John Slater


5.31 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +MISSING FROM HOME
8Apr60 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
ATV Production by H.M. Tennent
Play for Television by Rosemary Timperley
Adapted from the Story "An Idyll"
Directed by Toby Robertson
starring:
Hugh Burden ........... Leonard Wheedler ("George")
Jessica Dunning ....... Jacqueline Merriman
Richard Pearson ....... Supt. Marlowe
Wendy Turner .......... Nell Merriman
with:
Diana Beaumont ........ Mrs. Perrott
Willoughby Gray ....... Clive Merriman
James Maxwell ......... Fred Cathcart
also:
Phyllida Law .......... Julia Cathcart
Therese McMurray ...... Sally Cathcart
Mike Hall ............. Sergeant Tenby
Stephanie Bidmead ..... Wendy
June Brown ............ Freda
John Grayson .......... Man at Window
Nell Merriman disappears from home and the police organise a
large-scale search. Anxiety for her safety mounts, but the one
person who is completely happy and undisturbed by events is Nell.


5.32 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +EACH WIND THAT BLOWS (60 min)
15Apr60 ITV Fri 9:35 pm (Good Friday)
Associated-Rediffusion production
(full details in The Viewer)

5.33 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THINK OF THE DAY
22Apr60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: Wilfrid Lawson


5.34 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +BRIDGE OF SIGHS
29Apr60 ITV Friday 9:50 pm (NOT Thur)
Anglia Television Production
starring (pictured on cover of TV Times)
Desmond Walter-Ellis
Sydney Tafler

5.35 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE BIG NIGHT
6May60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: Robert Stephens

5.36 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: A MOMENT IN THE SUN
13May60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: Griffith Jones

5.37 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL [ITN] (TV Times Cover)
20May60 ITV Fri 9:35 pm
Granada Television Production
Director: CLIFF OWEN
Writer: ELIZABETH BAKER
Adapter: GERALD SAVORY
Cast:
Pauline Yates .......... Angela Robinson
Hugh Sinclair .......... Walter Vintage
Dinsdale Landen ........ Horace
Synopsis:
Tells the story of Angela Robinson secretary to Walter Vintage, an up and
coming MP. Miss Robinson finds herself engaged to Vintage's young son Horace
- but what she doesn't know is that the engagement was engineered because
she had stumbled across the Vintage family's guilty secret. [ITN]


5.38 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE OSTRICH
27May60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm (except ITV Scottish)
Starring: Leslie Dwyer, Neil McCallum

[--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE OAK BILLET
27May60 ITV Scottish Fri 9:35-10:35pm


5.39 THE UNQUIET SPIRIT 3Jun60

5.40 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: + MARGARET MOVES ON (BFI) (10/06/1960) Friday


5.41 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: PLACE OF MY OWN [ITN]
17Jun60 ITV Fri
Granada Television Production
Director: James Ormerod
Cast:
William Hartnell - Tom Reynolds
Robert Shaw - Ken Rudge
Bryan Pringle - Larry White
Paul Farrell
Dudley Sutton
Synopsis:
Four labourers working on a half-built house, which is a small, uninteresting
and rather drab project, are pre-occupied with their dreams and ambitions.
But Ken their foreman, an unpopular man, is determined to make them see that
their dreams will never be fulfilled. He sets out to shatter their dreams,
one by one. [ITN]

5.42 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: THE MOMENT OF MILO
24Jun60 ITV Fri 9:35-10:35pm
Starring: Milo O'Shea

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changed from Fridays to Thursdays here - Summer 1960
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5.43 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +NIGHT RUN TO THE WEST (BFI)
30Jun60 ITV Thur 9:35 pm
ATV Production by H.M. Tennent
Play for Television by G.C. Brown
Based on the Story by H.E. Bates
Directed by Peter Potter
starring
Robert Shaw ......... ______ Williams
Jill Balcon .......Frances Broderick (tv TIMES error? says Jill MALCOLM)
Ernest Thesiger ..... ______ Broderick
with
Victor Platt
Dandy Michols
June Brown
Synopsis:
A lorry driver who breaks down and stops for help at an isolated house.
He becomes dangerously involved in the lives of a woman and her rich,
invalid husband.

5.44 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: AFTER THE PARTY
7JuLY60

(IMDB HAVE "THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE" 12July60 - Tuesday - a PLAY OF THE WEEK)

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Granada's ON TRIAL series takes over the Friday Slot (08Jul60-9Sep60)
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5.45 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: COUNTRY COUSINS (60 min) [ITN]
14July60  ITV Thur
Granada Television Production
Writer : HAROLD BRIGHOUSE
Adapter : DENNIS WEBB
Director : JAMES ORMEROD


5.46 [--] + ITV Television Playhouse: NIGHT SCHOOL (BFI) [IMDB]
21Jul60 ITV Thur


5.47 [--] THE BARBER OF STAMFORD HILL [BFI]: 28Jul60

5.48 [--] + ITV Television Playhouse: + THE MIRROR MAZE [IMDB]
04Aug60 ITV Thur

5.49 [--] ITV Television Playhouse: +THE QUEEN'S PEACE
11Aug60 ITV Thur
Granada Television

5.50 [--] + ITV Television Playhouse: +A YOUNG LADY OF PROPERTY [IMDB]
18Aug60 ITV Thur


5.51 [--] +ITV Television Playhouse: +THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS (60 min)
25Aug60 ITV Thur 9:36 pm
Associated TeleVision Production
(full details in "TV TImes")
 

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