CTVA UK - "Theatre Royal/ Lilli Palmer Theatre" (1955-56) anthology series

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UK  Filmed Drama series  -  
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Harry Alan Towers productions
 
The Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1954-55) starring Marius Goring
 TV Playhouse (1955-56)  -  Lilli Palmer Theatre (1955-56) -   Fredric March Tales From Dickens (1958-59)

Martin Kane (1957-58)   Dial 999  (1958-59)
Theatre Royal (UK title)
Lilli Palmer Theatre (US title)
   
"Lilli Palmer presents The Quality Theatre" (US syndicated title)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Collins, UK,  Rina Fox, James Beer, D.W. McGregor

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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THEATRE ROYAL/ LILLI PALMER THEATRE
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Towers Of London Production (Harry Alan Towers)
for the
Incorporated Television Programme Co. Ltd (ITP)
Executive Producer   Harry Alan Towers 
  Edward (Ted)  Lloyd,  (12 episodes)
  Roger Proudlock, (5 episodes)
Dennis Vance, (6 episodes)
  Desmond Davis (1 episode)

UK Dramatic Anthology series 34 episodes x 30 min bw

US syndication 1955-56 (14 episodes shown in US)
UK release date Sunday 30 Oct 1955 on ATV London

Hosted by Lilli Palmer

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  First Broadcast on ATV London under the title of "Theatre Royal"

1.01 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: BARDELL VS. PICKWICK (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer by Harry Alan Towers
25-Sep-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Directed by Desmond Davis* (see note below)
Screenplay by Desmond Davis & George F. Kerr
Based on the 'Pickwick Papers' by Charles Dickens
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Roddy Hughes ........... Pickwick
Edna Morris ............ Mrs Bardell
Donald Wolfit .......... Sgt. Buzfuz
Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Winkle
Robert Lankasheer ...... Snodgrass
Campbell Gray .......... Tupman
Raymond Rollett ........ Dodson
Tony Sympson ........... Fogg
Graham Harper .......... Master Bardell
Frank Birch ............ Judge
George Benson .......... George Perker
Sam Kydd ............... Sam Weller
John Boddington ........ Snubbins
Stuart Latham .......... Groffin
Alec Finter ............ Clerk
Synopsis 1:
A humanitarian is sued for breach of promise in this courtroom scenario
adapted from Dickens' "Pickwick Papers."
Synopsis 2:
In a scene from Dickens' "Pickwick Papers" Mrs. Bardell sues Mr.
Pickwick for breach of promise.
Note: (This story was RE-FILMED or RE-EDITED for "Fredric March
presents Tales From Dickens"
circa 1959)
Note: The director Desmond Davis worked mostly in the theatre and live tv -
he died in 1959 and should not be confused with Desmond Davis, former
camera operator who became a director in 1964 and made movies and tv -
on tape and film [DWMcG]
Note:
(This episode was RE-FILMED or RE-EDITED for "Fredric March presents Tales From Dickens"
circa 1959)
(US synd: 14Nov56/ 08Jun58)

1.2 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE BROWN MAN'S SERVANT (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 2-Oct-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Dennis Vance
Directed by John Mitchell
Screenplay by Lionel Brown/ Story by W.W. Jacobs
Art Director, Frank White
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
David Kossoff ..... Alex Petroff
Eddie Byrne ....... the seaman
Oscar Quitak ...... Bob
Harry Ross ........ Joseph Harris
John A. Tinn ...... the Burmese
Dennis Shaw ....... wheeler
Dan Jackson ....... Lascar
Hilda Barry ....... Mrs Taylor
George Roderick ... policeman
**************** no synopsis ****************
(US synd: 19Oct56)

1.3 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE DOOR (filmed in the UK)
Towers of LondonProd. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 9-Oct-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced and Directed by Desmond Davis
Screenplay by Desmond Davis
From "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Art Director, Stanley Adams
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Sam Wanamaker ....... Denis
Renée Asherson ...... Blanche
Finlay Currie ....... The Sire de Maletroit
Antony Cullen ....... the priest
Synopsis:
Losing his way, a young man walks through a door and into a trap set
for someone else.
Synopsis 2:
A young man (Sam Wanamaker) falls into a trap set for someone else. [RF]
(Note: Desmond Davis, whose career in theatre and tv goes back
to the 1930's and who died in 1959, should not be confused
with Desmond Davis, former camera operator, who became a movie
and later tv director in the mid 1960's)

1.4 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE GREATER HEALER (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 16-Oct-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Dennis Vance
Directed by Leonard Brett
Assistant Director: Milo Lewis
Screenplay by Benn W. Levy
Editor, David Powell
Art Director, Frank White
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Pamela Brown ............ Kitty-later Lady Bodmin
Dora Bryan .............. Rosie-later Mrs Bunce
Geoffrey Sumner ......... Bertie-later Lord Bodmin
Hilda Barry ............. Daisy
Tony Sympson ............ Frank, the Butler
Synopsis:
All three people in a romantic triangle meet again after many years.
(US synd: 26Dec56)

1.5 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: MISTER BETTS RUNS AWAY (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 23-Oct-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced & Directed by Dennis Vance
Adaptation by Moultrie Kelsall/Story by Marie Fawcett
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Eric Portman ........... Mr. Betts
Mona Washbourne ........ Mrs. Turner
Alfie Bass ............. Mr. James
Gwen Lewis ............. Mrs Thomas
Roddy Hughes ........... Mr Thomas
Gordon Bell ............ policeman
Dennis Ringrowe ........ pianist
Gerald Lawson .......... taxi driver
Synopsis:
Eric Portman portrays a man terrified by a fortuneteller's predictions. [RF]
(US synd: 28Nov56)

1.6 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE MOSSBACH COLLECTION (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 30-Oct-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Screenplay by Giles Giles & Jon Manchip White/ From a Story by Stefan Zweig
Directed by Desmond Davis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Marius Goring .......... Reinhardt
Josephine Griffin ...... Anna Marie
David Horne ............ Herr Mossbach
Nora Gordon ............ Frau Mossbach
HAroild Kasket ......... Schmidt
Hugh Munro ............. waiter
Vi Stevens ............. shopkeeper
Synopsis:
A blind man (Marius Goring), needing money, decides to sell his art
collection---only to find that his wife has been liquidating it for years. [RF]

1.07 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE ORDERLY (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 6-Nov-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Directed by Don Chaffey
Screenplay by Anthony Steven / From a story by Guy de Maupassant
Art Director, George Provis [BFI]
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Wilmer ..... Colonel Lawrence
Robert Brown ........ Swain
Andree Melly ........ Alycia Lawrence
Richard Johnson ..... Capt. Seddon
Humphrey Morton ..... Adjutant
Simone Lovell ....... Servant Girl
*
Assistant Director: Douglas Hickox
Art Director: Frank White ? (see above)
Lighting Cameraman: Michael Brant
Production Manager: Ben Arbeid
Synopsis:
A colonel learns that his wife (Andree Melly) was driven to suicide by
a blackmailer. [RF]

1.8 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 13-Nov-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Written by Eliot Crawshay-Williams
Directed by Desmond Davis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Wilfrid Hyde-White .... James Smith/Mr Crosby
Flora Robson .......... Jane
Vanda Godsell ......... Mary
Raymond Rollett ....... Mr Stone
Synopsis:
A widow and her mother impersonate her husband in order to inherit his
money. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Two hopeful beneficiaries get an impersonator to stand in for the
deceased, who died before he could sign his will. [RF]

1.9 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE SUICIDE CLUB (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 20-Nov-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Screenplay by George F. Kerr/ Based on the Story by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Dennis Vance
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Derrick de Marney ...... Prince Florizel
Karel Stepanek ......... Colonel Geraldine
Carl Bernard ........... The President
Thomas Heathcoate ...... The Young Man
Henry Oscar ............ Malthus
Synopsis:
In 1900 in London there was a club where wealthy but desperate men who
had lost the will to live could gamble - not for gain but for
life. One night Prince Florizel drew the ace of spades.
Synopsis 2:
A prince (Derrick de Marney) comes up against card players who gamble
their lives. [RF]
(US synd: 12Dec56)

1.10 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE GAME AND THE ONLOOKER (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 27-Nov-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Screenplay by Ursula Tighe Hopkins
Directed by Dennis Vance
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Wendy Hiller ............ Ethel Waters
John Robinson ........... Jim Thurlow
Joyce Barbour ........... Lillian Hammond
Ian Felming ............. Mr Fountain, bank teller
Synopsis:
Shortly before her wedding, a woman begins to doubt her fiance's love. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A woman (Wendy Hiller) about to be married learns that her fiance wants
only her money. [RF]

1.11 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: DEATH TRAP (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 4-Dec-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Dennis Vance
Screenplay by John Kruse
Directed by Antony Kearey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
starring
Philip Friend .......... Johnny Walsh
Sydney Tafler .......... Harry Bryant
Lisa Daniely ........... Juana
Alexander Gauge ........ Leclerc
Alan Tilvern ........... American
Patrick Westwood ....... waiter
Ivor Dean .............. Stefanik
Harold Ayer ............ 1st customer
Rudolph Offenbach ...... German customer
Frederick Schrecker .... German customer
Philip Vickers ......... customer
Victoria Grayson ....... customer
Edward Vincent ......... customer
Synopsis:
A Tangier smuggler tries to elude a gangster who's plotting his death. [RF]

1.12 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE NO-MAN (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 11-Dec-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Dennis Vance
Screenplay by Giles Cooper
Directed by Leonard Brett
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
David Tomlinson ...... Tom Pettigo
Valerie Miller ....... Louella
Gene Anderson ........ Eileen
Roger Maxwell ........ Helliwell
Richard Pearson ...... Bilston
Peter Bull ........... Jasper
Anthony Sharp ........ Jerry
Synopsis:
A mild-mannered man is pushed around by everyone except a girl who
works with him and is determined to make a man of him. [RF]
(US synd: 22Jun58)

1.13 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE STOCKING (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 18-Dec-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Screenplay by Alan Tarrant & George F. Kerr
Based on the novel "The Stocking," by D.H. Lawrence
Directed by Don Chaffey
Production Manager, Ben Arbeid
Assistant Director, Douglas Hickox
Camera, Michael Brandt
Art Director, George Provis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest cast:
Maxwell Reed .......... Ted (husband)
Billie Whitelaw ....... Elsie (wife)
Peter Butterworth ..... Sam Adams
Gerald Lawson ......... postman
Hilda Fenemore ........ housekeeper
Owen Berry ............ card player
Ronald Wood ........... George
Synopsis:
A husband gets jealous when an older man sends expensive presents to
his wife on Valentine's Day. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A man becomes incensed when his wife receives gifts from her boss. [RF]
(US synd: 12Jan58 WABD Dumont New York City, Sun 7pm)

1.14 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: A PRESENT FROM BESSIE (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 25-Dec-1955 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Screenplay by Giles Cooper/ Based on a Story by Cyril Hare
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Griffith Jones .......... Timothy Grigson
Cecile Chevreau ......... Bessie Grigson
George Rose ............. James Grigson
Elizabeth Kentish ...... Hilda Grigson
Beatrice Varley ......... Mrs. Trent
Peter Williams .......... Roger Grigson
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...... Marjorie Grigson
Brain Worht ............. Peter Grigson
Synopsis:
A man who suspects his brother of blackmailing him kills his
brother---and then learns that the brother wasn't the extortionist. [RF]

1.15 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE TRIUMPHANT (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 1-Jan-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward Lloyd ? (Producer, Dennis Vance -BFI)
Screenplay by James Parish
Directed by Dennis Vance ? (Director, John Mitchell -BFI)
Art Director, Frank White
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Margaret Leighton ..... Marion (wife)
Eleanor Summerfield ... Elinor (friend)
David Coote ........... newsboy
Diana Beaumont ........ Cynthia
Olive Sloane .......... woman in bar
Synopsis 1
A woman struggles to return to freedom after she is acquitted of murder.
Synopsis 2:
A woman acquitted of murder must face her neighbors, who believe her
guilty. [RF]

1.16 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE STOLEN PEARL (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 8-Jan-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm (rpt 16Feb57 ATV London, Saturday)
Produced and Directed by Dennis Vance
Screenplay by George F. Kerr/ Story by John Kruse
Art Director, Frank White
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Bernard Lee ......... Candleblow Smith
Kim Parker .......... Singalese Girl
Stephen Boyd ........ Mike Gardener
Zia Mohyeddin ....... Batli Wallah
Marne Maitland ...... Ganga
Robert Cawdron ...... Peterson
Synopsis:
In the world of the deep-sea fishermen and pearl divers there is little
else but danger. For Mike Gardner and Candleblow Smith a stolen pearl
spells freedom from a life of hazard.
Synopsis 2:
A diver (Bernard Lee) who contracted for an illegal pearl hunt finds a
gem---but keeps it for himself. [RF]

1.17 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE COLONEL (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 15-Jan-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Written by ?
Directed by Don Chaffey
Art Director, George Provis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Andrew Cruikshank ....... The Colonel
Marjorie Stewart ........ Susan
Roderick Lovell ......... Major Stevens
Harold Young ............ Mackay
Stuart Graham ........... Brigadier Graham
Van Boolen .............. Sergeant Cook
David Rush .............. cook
Nigel Davenport ......... Adjutant Anstey
Victor Platt ............ R.S.M.
Robert Raikes ........... lieutenant
Synopsis:
The neglected wife of a rigid Army colonel (Andrew Cruikshank) is about
to sue for divorce, just when her husband loses his command.

1.18 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE BRIDE WORE AN OPAL RING (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 22-Jan-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Written by R.F. Delderfield
Directed by Don Chaffey
Art Director, George Provis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Ada Reeve .............. Mrs. Phelps
Phillip Ray ............ Henry Beckett
Brenda Hogan ........... Heather Beckett
William Franklyn ....... Ted Harvey
Damaris Hayman ......... Rose Manders
Joyce Barbour .......... Mrs. Beckett
Synopsis 1:
It's Heather's wedding day - the day which above all others, should
be a day of happiness and rejoicing. But for Heather it is a day of
doubts and fears - fears which she hardly admit even to herself.
Synopsis 2:
A girl and her family are involved in last minute preparations for her
wedding day. Her bridegroom-to-be is a stuffy person, that the girl is
marrying only because she has had a fight with the man she really
loves.
Synopsis 3:
A jilted boy friend tries to stall his ex-girl's marriage to another
man. [RF]
(US synd: 26Oct56)
(UK synd: 15Jun60 ITV Tyne-Tees UK, Wed 10:40 pm)

1.19 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE ASSASSIN (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 29-Jan-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Screenplay by Winston Clewes
Directed by Don Chaffey
Art Director, George Provis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
André Morell ............ Doctor
Willoughby Goddard ...... Sergeant Fischer
Brian Wilde ............. Judge
William Russell ......... boy
Julie Somers ............ girl
Eddie Malin ............. caretaker
Richard Marner .......... sergeant
Michael Ingrams ......... captain
Monica Marlow ........... Maggie
Betty Cardno
Synopsis:
A member of the Allied underground poses as a doctor to murder a Nazi
officer. [RF]
This episode of "Theatre Royal" was also shown as a theatrical short in 1956.
(US synd: 21Sep56)

1.20 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: JUST OFF PICCADILLY (UK title) (filmed in the UK)
(aka "Just off Braodway") (US title) [RF]
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 5-Feb-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Roger Proudlock
Written by James Parish
Directed by Don Chaffey
Art Director, George Provis
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Michael Gough ........... The Stranger
Pauline Jamieson ........ Marjorie
Kenneth McLeod .......... Robert
Douglas Hayes ........... barman
Eric Corrie ............. the boy
Shirley Watson .......... the girl
Fanny Carby ............. woman neighbour
Trevor Davis ............ man neighbour
Synopsis:
A young couple tries to break into show business. [RF]
Synopsis:
A fancy for the supernatural drives Marjorie (Pauline Jamieson) to a
haunted house. She expected to find ghosts---but not a long-lost lover. [RF]
Note: Piccadilly, in the West End of London is the centre of the
British theatre world - as Broadway is in New York.
(US synd: 18May58)

1.21 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE PORTRAIT (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 12-Feb-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Written by Ronald Duncan
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Ingeborg Wells .......... Lavinia Webb
Andrew Cruikshank ....... Harcourt Webb
Alan Tilvern ............ Colin
Harry Ross .............. Puget
David Tudor-Jones ....... Assistant
Synopsis 1:
This story concerns a neurotic, unsucessful painter living in
the South of France. He is living in the style of a successful
painter, having set up as such following a favourable press notice
on one of his paintings. But that was 15 years ago, and has done
no work of note since ...
Synopsis 2:
As the result of a favorable press criticism many years ago, an
unsuccessful artist considers himself an unrecognized genius. [RF]
(US synd: 2Nov56 / 13Oct59)
(UK synd: 23Mar60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Wed 11:15 pm)

1.22 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: OLD MAN OF THE AIR (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 19-Feb-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Screenplay by Berkely Mather
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Lionel Murton ......... Monaghan
Eddie Byrne ........... The Voice
Anne Castle ........... Sally
Michael Brooke ........ Junior
Robert Cawdron ........ lst guard
Michael Collins ....... 2nd guard
John Phillips ......... Plainclothes Officer
Vivian Matalon ........ Small American
Synopsis:
One of two crime partners becomes invisible after an accidental blast
at an atomic-energy plant. [RF]

1.23 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE CASE OF DR. CRIPPEN (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 19-Feb-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced & Directed by Dennis Vance
Assistant Director, Robert Lynn
Screenplay by James Parish
Lighting by Arthur Graham
Production Designer, Frank White
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
For "We The Accused" series: Eric Portman
Guest Cast:
Eric Portman .......... Dr. Crippen
Margot Grahame ........ Belle Elmore
Priscilla Morgan ...... Ethel le Neve
Phillip Leaver ........ Bruce Miller
Philip Lennard ........ Inspector Dew
Tom Chatto ............ Sgt. Mitchell
Peter Assinder ........ Captain Kendall
Anne Pichon ........... 1st woman
Bunny Brooke .......... 2nd woman
Basil Henson .......... Prosecuting Counsel
David De Keyser ....... Defending counsel
Ian Fleing ............ Governor
Jimmy Thompson ........ Man
Synopsis:
Eric Portman plays a mad chemist who kills his wife, then eludes
capture by heading out to sea. [RF]

[--] 26-Feb-1956 - no details

1.24 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: NIGHT CALL (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 4-Mar-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
UK airdate: 13-Mar-1957 ATV Midlands, Wed 7:00pm
Directed by Quentin Lawrence
Guest Cast:
Ursula Howells
Patrick Barr
Brian Wilde
************ no synopsis available ***************

1.25 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE LADY AND THE THIEF (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 11-Mar-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced and Written by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Joyce Heron ......... Lady Orrin
Conrad Phillips ..... Chauffeur
Brian Oulton ........ Barrister
Damaris Hayman ...... The Daughter
Arthur Lawrence ..... Inspector
Harold Young ........ Jeweller
Gisela Birke ........ Elsa
Synopsis 1:
Outwardly the life of Lady Orrin seems normal, but she has a secret
which no one would suspect. But truth will out - and soon she finds
herself in serious trouble ...
Synopsis 2:
A highly respected lady breaks into and robs a jewelry store.
Note: Joyce Heron also starred in the UK ABC series "The Robinson Family"
(UK synd: 14Mar58 ITV Scottish TV, Fri 10:0pm)
(US synd rerun: 30Mar58 "Quality Playhouse")

1.26 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: DEATH UNDER A CITY (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 18-Mar-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm (to be verified)
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Directed by Don Chaffey
story and/or screenplay by John Kruse
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast;
Emrys Jones .............. Hypnotist
Michael Ripper ........... Fox
Synopsis 1:
An ex-convict is hypnotized into revealing the location of stolen cash.
Synopsis 2:
A hypnotist is engaged to hypnotise a convict just discharged from
prison. [RF]
Synopdsis 3:
An insurance-company investigator forces a convict into disclosing the hiding
place of some stolen money.[J. Beer]
(US Synd: 12Oct56)
(US synd: 14Dec57 "Quality Playhouse")
(US Synd: 16Jun60 KLZ-7 Denver, CO, Thur 10:30 p.m. MDT)

1.27 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE WEAKNESS OF FRAU BORKHARDT (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 25-Mar-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Mary Clare
**************** no synopsis ****************
(US synd: 5Oct56)

1.28 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE LOVE BIRDS (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 1-Apr-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Written by ?
Directed by Quentin Lawrence
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Jean Kent .............. Ada Weston
Leonard Sachs .......... Albert Weston
Michael Goodliffe ...... Freddy
Fred Kitchen ........... Supt. Brignell
Jack May ............... Det. Sgt. Rogers
Elizabeth Kentish ...... Margie
Synopsis:
An unfaithful wife (Jean Kent), her neglectful husband and her
boyfriend get embroiled in murder. [RF]

1.29 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: ON ANY ONE DAY (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 8-Apr-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Directed by Quentin Lawrence
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Wendy Hiller
Ralph Michael
Rupert Davies
Synopsis:
The matron of a hospital learns that her former sweetheart has been
critically injured. [RF]
(US synd: 13Sep59)

1.30 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: DEAD OR ALIVE (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 15-Apr-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Written by Philip Mann
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Ron Randell ............. Max Godfrey
Ralph Michael ........... Paul Charlton
Patricia Driscoll ....... Irene Charlton
Lloyd Lamble ............ Inspector Drew
John Miller ............. Reverend Mr. Belling
Synopsis:
An embezzler kidnaps his partner, then leads police to suspect that he
killed him. [RF]

1.31 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE GLOVES (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 22-Apr-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Adapted for television by Alan Tarrant/ Story by Thomas Singleton
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Dennis Price ............ Bob Herrick
Betty McDowall .......... Charmaine Winters
Edmund Willard .......... Klupmeyer
Richard Turner .......... Mr. Ring
Paula Byrne ............. Carol Herrick
Everley Gregg ........... Mabel Howerth
Alastair Hunter ......... Jock
Synopsis:
A journalist (Dennis Price) covering the story of a man executed for
murder believes he's destined to commit a similar crime. [RF]

1.32 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: THE ENDS OF JUSTICE (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 29-Apr-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Screenplay by Warren Jenkins/ Story by G. Fielden Hughes
Directed by Warren Jenkins
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Griffiths ...... Jim
Felix Aylmer ........... Archdeacon
Dorothy Gordon ......... Nora Roberts
Robert Raglan .......... Inspector Stratton
Patrick Troughton ...... Tailor
Barbara Lott ........... Gladys
Frank Sieaman .......... Sgt. Blades
John Paul .............. Constable
Russell Waters ......... P.C.Weathers
Ivor Dean .............. Photographer
Philip Lennard ......... Doctor
Glyn Houston ........... Reporter
Ian Fleming ............ Judge
Synopsis:
A killer (Kenneth Griffiths) can dodge the police---but he can't get
away from his victim's ghost. [RF]

1.33 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: FORECAST UNSETTLED (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 6-May-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Screenplay by Alan Tarrant/ From a story by B.J. Pendlebury
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Donald Houston ........ George
William Franklyn ...... Donald
Fred Kitchen .......... Director
Brenda Hogan .......... Jennifer
Alfred Burke .......... John
Leslie Handford ....... Richardson
Vi Stevens ............ Gypsy
Roddy Hughes .......... Doctor
Alan White ............ RAF Sergeant
Tod Slaughter ......... Robinson Wills
Terence Alexander ..... Flying Control officer
Bill Shine ............ Bill
Synopsis 1:
A woman is warned by a fortune teller of an impending tragedy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Sure of an impending tragedy, an occultist begs her pilot husband to
give up flying. [RF]
(US synd: 15Sep59)

1.34 [--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: EPISODE IN PARIS (filmed in the UK)
Towers of London Prod. for ITP/ Executive Producer, Harry Alan Towers
UK airdate: 13-May-1956 ATV London, Sun 9.00pm
Produced by Edward (Ted) Lloyd
Screenplay by Maurice Edelman
Directed by Don Chaffey
*
Hosted by Lilli Palmer
Guest Cast:
Marius Goring .......... Carter
Ursula Howells ......... Mary
Rupert White ........... Stevens
Brian Wilde ............ George Colb
Stratford Johns ........ Andrew
Roy Hepworth ........... Frenchman
Synopsis 1:
A frustrated housewife is almost instantly enthralled by the romantic
figure of Major Edward Carter. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A bored housewife goes on a fling in Paris---then learns her neglected
daughter is ill.
(US synd: 31Aug58 "Quality Theater" )
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[--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: Unknown title
(filmed in the USA)
starring
Scott Brady
Joy Page
Ted de Corsia
Synopsis:
An ex-convict claims he was framed for murder and plans his revenge on
the DA's office. [RF]

[--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: Unknown title
(filmed in the USA)
starring
Rose Marie
Rosemarie Warren
Peggy Ryan
Ray McDonald
Synopsis:
A dance couple's first big chance to break into show business is muffed
by the girl's interfering sister. [RF]

[--] Lilli Palmer Theatre: Unknown title
(filmed in the USA)
starring
Charles Coburn
Arthur Franz
Synopsis:
Charles Coburn as a country doctor who takes on a young medical-school
graduate as an apprentice. [RF]

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[--] DOWN FROM THE STARS
(possibly a US production from another series ???????)
(this could be an alternate title for one of the above)
cast
Diana Lynn
Lamont Johnson
A small-town girl comes to New York and rents an apartment
formerly occupied by an astronomer. Her life becomes hectic
when his friends, unaware that he has left, disturb her at
all hours of the night.

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