CTVA UK - "Ivanhoe" (UK/Screen Gems/Sydney Box) (1958-59) starring Roger Moore

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - UK Historical Adventure series

Roger Moore Series:
Ivanhoe (UK) (1958)  - The Alaskans (WB)(1959-60)Maverick (1960-61)
The Saint (ITC)(1962-69)  -  The Persuaders! (ITC)(1971-72)
Ivanhoe (1958)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, D.W. McGregor, Alan Keeling
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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IVANHOE
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Sydney Box presentation
Screen Gems Film Presentation, Television Subsidiary Columbia Pictures Corporation
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filmed at Beaconsfield Studios, England
Executive Producer Peter Rogers
Produced by Herbert Smith (early eps)(#3, #4)
Produced by Bernard Coote (#12, #23, #28)
based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott
UK Swashbuckling Adventure series 1958 39 episodes x 30 min bw film (Pilot episode in Colour)
starring
Roger Moore
as Sir Ivanhoe
also
Robert Brown as Gurth
John Pike as Bart
Bruce Seton as King Richard
Andrew Keir as Prince John
Music by Edwin Astley

"Ivanhoe" theme song:
"Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe to adventure, bold adventure, watch him go;
There's no power on earth can stop what he's begun;
With Bart and Gurth, he fights till he has won;
Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe ..."


Premise/Background:
This series, adapted from the writings of Sir Walter Scott, starred a young pre-"Alaskans/Maverick" Roger Moore
in the title role as Sir Wilfrid of Ivanhoe, son of Sir Cedric of Rotherwood. Set during the reign of King
Richard I (aka Richard the Lionhearted). The Crusades have ended in disaster for the English king, who is
believed dead--were that the case, Richard's brother, the ambitious and malevolent Prince John (Andrew Keir)
would become king, and strip the people of their rights and their land. Ivanhoe and his companions Bart (Andrew Pike)
and Gurth (Robert Brown--no, not the star of "Here Comes The Brides", but an older British actor), ex-slaves that
he freed from bondage to the sadistic and treacherous Sir Maurice of Melensford (Anthony Dawson--of "Dial M For Murder"
& "Dr. No"). The running plot of this series mostly concerns Prince John's various efforts to claim the British
Crown and Ivanhoe's counter-moves, and his attempts to secure justice for the populace despite John's illicit rule.
What makes this show hold up well,apart from lots of action, is the sheer amount of plot piled into each half-hour.

Production History:
A somewhat untidy production account, however, preceded the series. In December 1956, Moore signed a contract
with Columbia Pictures (Screen Gems was the studio's television subsidiary). Shooting started in early 1957;
at first, the interior scenes were shot at Elstree Studios. It was decided to move the location shooting to
California (to the Columbia Ranch) to film the series' exteriors (the winter in England at that time presented
a rather bleak landscape).
Supporting actor Robert Brown joined the cast while the company was filming in California. The unit then returned
to England and began shooting at Beaconsfield Studios. With the weather improving, the exteriors were filmed
in the fields around the Buckinghamshire studios. The series premiered on ITV (various regions) in January 1958
while filming continued to complete all 39 episodes through to June 1958. Although the pilot episode ('Freeing
the Serfs') was filmed in colour, the remainder of the series was shot in black & white.

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production no. below episode title

 [01] Ivanhoe: FREEING THE SERFS (pilot episode filmed in colour) (verified on film)
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 1 (US copyright date 5Jan58)
Screen Gems Ltd. Production
Filmed at ABC Studios, Elstree, England
Produced by Seymour Friedman/ Associate Producer Benedict Berenberg
Teleplay by Benedict Berenberg
Directed by David McDonald
Director of Photography: Staephen Dade
Starring: Roger Moore, with Robert Brown, John Pike
Featuring:
Anthony Dawson ...... Sir Maurice (recurring)
Norah Gorsen ........ Lady Rowena
With:
Henry Vidon ......... Sir Cedric (recurring)
Jack Lambert ........ Geoffrey
Andrew Keir ......... Prince John (recurring)
Robert Cawdron ...... Bailiff


[--] Ivanhoe: Unknown Episode (b&w) (verified on film)
A Sydney Box Presentation
Executive Producer Peter Rogers/ Produced by Bernard Coote
Story by Jane Hinton/ Teleplay by Geoffrey Orme
Directed by Lance Comfort
Director of Photography: John Struthers
Starring: Roger Moore, with Robert Brown (John Pike NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Andrew Keir ........ Prince John (recurring)
Martin Wyldeck ..... Sir William (recurring)
Patrick Holt ....... Sir Guilbert (recurring)
Alex Scott ......... Sir Rufus
Frank Shelley ...... Chester
Arthur Lawrence .... Friar Julmer
Helen Forest ....... Serving Girl
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Music Composed and Directed by Albert Elms
Song "Ivanhoe and Gurth" Words and Music by Benedict Berenberg

[02] Ivanhoe: THE GENTLE GIANT
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 2
23Mar58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Synopsis:
Ivanhoe, Gurth and Bart have travelled many miles to attend
the wedding of Ragan and Danella. But Ragan has been captured
and taken off to jail. Ivanhoe hears of his misfortune, and
resolves to help.

[03] Ivanhoe: SLAVE TRADERS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 3
12Jan58 US copyright date
Produced by Herbert Smith
Story by Lester Powell
Teleplay by Peter Powell and John Lemont
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown, John Pike,
Andrew Keir as Prince John
Guest Cast:
Martin Wyldeck ......... Sir William
Leigh Madison .......... Lady Agnes
John Stuart ............ Sir Thomas
Jane Welsh ............. Lady Margaret
Graham Stewart ......... Aylward
Peter Toquill .......... Captain
Charles Stanley ........ First Moor
(NOT in this episode Patrick Holt as Sir Guilbert -IMDB wrong)
Synopsis:
A number of young boys living in the neighborhood of Highvale Castle
disappear. Their parents are led to believe that evil spirits have
carried them off. In response to a hurried call from Sir Thomas of
Highvale, Ivanhoe accompanied by Gurth and Bart, rides to the castle.
(19Sep60 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 5:25pm)

[04] Ivanhoe: GERMAN KNIGHT
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 4
16Feb58 US copyright date
Produced by Herbert Smith
Written by Saul Levitt
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Terence Longdon ........... Sir Waldermar
Christopher Lee ........... Sir Otto from the Rhine
Martin Boddy .............. Mortimer
Steven Scott .............. Holger
Richard Martin ............ Ralph
Jennifer Jayne ............ Vatain
Charles Lamb .............. Old serving man
Synopsis:
Ivanhoe faces death to help a young serf find freedom
and realise his ambition to be a doctor.
(26Nov59 Granada UK, Thur 5:25 pm)

[05] Ivanhoe: RINALDO
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 5
2Mar58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Synopsis:
Sir Robert of Thornton, after refusing to pay Prince John's taxes
finds he is "framed" for the murder of a Royal bailiff
(7Nov60 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 5:25pm)

[06] Ivanhoe: WHIPPING BOY
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 6
2Feb58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Terence Longdon ............ Sir Waldermar

[07] Ivanhoe: THE WITNESS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 7
9Feb58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Patrick Holt ............... Sir Gilbert

[08] Ivanhoe: THE RANSOM
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 8
16Mar58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Patrick Holt ............. Sir Guilbert
Maurice Kaufmann ......... Sir Edmund

[09] Ivanhoe: WEDDING CAKE
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 9
19Jan58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
John Bailey ................. Sir Maurice

[10] Ivanhoe: LYMAN THE PIEMAN
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 10
29Mar58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Michael Ripper ............. Lyman
Synopsis:
Ivanhoe and Gurth meet Lyman, the pieman, and learn that he is
on his way to a hanging. Since only the Crown has a right to erect
a gallows, it is clear that someone is acting illegally, so
Ivanhoe goes to th rescue.
(24Jun62 Tyne-Tees UK, Sunday 5:15 pm)

[11] Ivanhoe: FACE TO FACE
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 11
23Feb58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Regular Support Cast:
Robert Brown.
Guest Cast:
Danny Green .............. Black Gordon
Synopsis:
Sir Maurice makes use of the resemblance between a strolling
player and Ivanhoe. The actor confesses to a robbery in the church,
and the people think Ivanhoe has betrayed them.
(26May62 on WISN-12, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Saturday at 1:30pm)

[12] Ivanhoe: BLACK BOAR
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 12
26Jan58 US copyright date
Produced by Bernard Coote
Written by Richard Fielder
Directed by Lance Comfort
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Betty McDowall ............. Martha
Edwin Richfield ............ Ned
Martin Wyldeck ............. Sir William
Tom Gill ................... Joseph
Peter Torquill ............. Ambrose
Peter Grieve ............... Sentry
Synopsis:
In order to save a life, Ivanhoe kills royal boar.
This leads him into endless trouble.
(25Feb58 A-R London UK, Tue 7:00 pm)

[13] Ivanhoe: FREELANCE
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 13
21Sep58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Roy Purcell ................. Simon

[14] Ivanhoe: THE MASKED BANDIT
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 14
7Sep58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
John Schlesinger ............ Jack Ludlow
Derek Waring ................ Sir Roger

[15] Ivanhoe: THE WEAVERS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 15
21Jun58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Reginald Beckwith ........ Abel

[16] Ivanhoe: THE MASONS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 16
28Sep58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Michael Ripper .............. Cronyn

[17] Ivanhoe: ARMS AND THE WOMAN
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 17
5Oct58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown

[18] Ivanhoe: THE CIRCUS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 18
28Dec58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown

[19] Ivanhoe: THE ESCAPE
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 19
9Mar58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Cope ............. Warren

[20] Ivanhoe: MURDER AT THE INN
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 20
12Apr58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Maurice Kaufmann .......... Sir William
Leigh Madison ............. Bess

[21] Ivanhoe: PRISONER IN THE TOWER
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 21
5Apr58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Jennifer Jayne ............. Lady Eleanor
Leonard Sachs .............. Lord Malvern

1.22 [--] Ivanhoe: THE CATTLE KILLERS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 22
19Oct58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Andrew Faulds .............. Sir Erwynn
Marla Landi ................ Lady Violette
Synopsis:
Lady Violette is en route to meet Sir Erwyn to plead the
innocence of her husband Sir Rafe, when she meets Ivanhoe
and enlists his aid.
(UK synd: 6Mar61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 5:25PM)

[23] Ivanhoe: BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 23
17Aug58 US copyright date
Produced by Bernard Coote
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
John Bailey ................ Baron Courcey
Peter Madden ............... Shepherd
Harold G. Robert ........... Innkeeper
Jerry Verno ................ Barney
John Cazabon ............... Village Elder
Kip Van Nash ............... Village Girl
Synopsis:
Gurth learns that Baron Courcey has seized his native village
to extend his hunting grounds, and has begun to demolish the
buildings. His sole hope of saving his friends is to find King
Richard's Charter.
(13Oct58 Granada UK, Monday 6:10pm)

[24] Ivanhoe: THE TREASURES OF CATHAY
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 24
10Aug58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown

[25] Ivanhoe: BROTHERS-IN-ARMS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 25
14Jun58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Rupert Davies ............ Brother Gareth
Guy Deghy ................ Brother Wynford

[26] Ivanhoe: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 26
24Aug58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Peter Dyneley .............. Baron Mauray
Leo Maguire ................ Laurence
Henry Vidon ................ Sir Cedric
John Fabian ................ Sir Randall
John Carson ................ Sir Morten
Synopsis:
Baron Mauray, Prince John's henchmen, discovers that King Arthur,
before throwing his sword "Excalibur" into the lake, said that one
day the weapon would belong to a King again. Feeling that possession
of this sword will help Prince John seize the throne, Baron Mauray
has a replica made.
(30Jan61 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 5:25 pm)

[27] Ivanhoe: THE KIDNAPPING
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 27
27Jul58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown

[28] Ivanhoe: THE WIDOW OF WOODCOTE (verified on film)
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 28
20Jul58 US copyright date
Produced by Bernard Coote
Directed by Don Chaffey (according to Tyne-Tees "The Viewer")
Directed by Arthur Crabtree (on film)
Written by Saul Levitt (on film)
Music Composed by Edwin Astley
Director of Photography Jimmy Harvey
Starring: Roger Moore, with: Robert Brown, John Pike
Guest Cast:
Peggy Marshall .......... Widow Marigold
Neal Arden .............. Garn
Meadows White ........... Landlord
Cyril Chamberlain ....... Man-at-Arms
Paul Eddington .......... Robber Chief
Synopsis:
Ivanhoe, suffering from wounds received at a tournament, is
unable to tackle a band of thiefs who steal trophies he won
while jousting. Gurth takes him to the cottage of one Widow
Marigold who permits him to recuperate there. As soon as Ivanhoe
recovers, he and Gurth take off to find the robbers - and discover
that the widow is not all that she would seem to be.
(16Jan61 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 5:25 pm)

[29] Ivanhoe: THE PRINCESS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 29
14Dec58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Delphi Lawrence .......... Princess Deirdrie
Rufus Cruikshank ......... Brian Boy O'Neil

[30] Ivanhoe: THE GENTLE JESTER
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 30
26Oct58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Paul Whitsun-Jones ......... Sir Maverick

 [31] Ivanhoe: COUNTERFEIT
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 31 (US copyright date 6Jul58)
Starring: Roger Moore (as Ivanhoe) , with Robert Brown (as Gurth)
Guest Cast:
John Bailey .............. Sir Clive
Synopsis:
An earl fights off a band of disguised soldiers. [TA]
(US synd:15Mar61 KGW-8, Portland, Oregon, Wed 6:30pm) [TA]

[32] Ivanhoe: SEARCH FOR GOLD
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 32
31Aug58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Noel Johnson ............... Sir Romer

[33] Ivanhoe: THE DEVIL'S DUNGEON
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 33
4Jan59 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
John Carson .............. Sir Robert
Harold Lang .............. Roger of Redford
John Bailey .............. Baron Courcey

[34] Ivanhoe: THREE DAYS TO WORCESTER
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 34
9Nov58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Adrienne Corri ............ Edith
Geoffrey Toone ............ Sir Maurice

[35] Ivanhoe: THE NIGHT RAIDERS
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 35
16Nov58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Joan Rice ................. Marcia

[36] Ivanhoe: THE RAVEN
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 36
23Nov58 US copyright date
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Arthur Crabtree
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Ralph Truman .............. Sir Murdock
Michael Bate .............. Will the Simple
Derek Sydney .............. Sergeant
Frederick Piper ........... Landlord
Sir Murdoch has captured Tynford Castle and killed its rightful
owner, Athol Tynford. But an old legend says the coming of a
raven will herald the downfall of Sir Murdoch.
(22Dec58 Granada UK, Mon 6:10 pm)

[37] Ivanhoe: THE FLEDGLING
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 37
21Dec58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
cast
John Bailey .............. Baron Courcey

[38] Ivanhoe: THE SWINDLER
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 38
7Dec58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
Jon Pertwee .............. Peter, the Peddler
Ballard Berkeley ......... Rand, the Goldsmith
Gurth is tricked into parting with his money in exchange for
"gold" ingots and so vows he will find the swindler - one Peter
the Pedlar.
(1May61 Tyne-Tees UK, Monday 5:25 pm)

[39] Ivanhoe: THE MONK
Screen Gems-Sydney Box prod. no. 39
30Nov58 US copyright date
Starring Roger Moore, with Robert Brown
Guest Cast:
John Carson .............. Sir Roderick
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ........ Father Benedict
Leonard Sachs ............ Sir Roger


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One of several children's swashbuckling adventure series
made around this time. These included:-
ITC (Lew Grade):
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marius Goring) 18 episodes 1954
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene) 143 episodes 1955-60
The Count of Monte Cristo (George Dolenz) 39 episodes 1956
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (William Russell) 30 episodes 1956-57
The Buccaneers (Robert Shaw as Capt. Dan Tempest) 39 episodes 1956-57
Sword of Freedom (Edmund Purdom) 39 episodes 1957
William Tell (Conrad Phillips) 39 episodes 1957
Sir Francis Drake (Terence Morgan) 26 episodes 1962
Other companies produced :-
The Adventures of Long John Silver (Robert Newton) 26 episodes 1955
The Gay Cavalier (Christian Marquand) 13 episodes 1956
Richard The Lionheart (Dermot Walsh) 39 episodes 1961

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