CTVA UK - "Overseas Press Club - Exclusive!" (1957) UK filmed anthology series

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Overseas Press Club - Exlusive!
(anthology series)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Collins

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB - EXCLUSIVE!
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Ardleigh Films production
Made at Associated-British Picture Corporation Elstree Studios, England
Distributed by Associated British-Pathé
Executive Producer Bernard Luber (ep 4 verifed)
Produced by David MacDonald
Associate Producer Maurice M.Suess (ep 4 verified)
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Assistant Director Jeremy Summers

UK Reporter Drama Anthology series 1957   13 episodes x 30 min bw

Premise
The "Overseas Press Club" is a club in London for the world's top-ranking
newpaper reporters. Each week one of these men tells a true story that he
has come upon in the course of his work.

Music by Edwin Astley

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Air dates mainly ABC Midlands/North UK &r ATV London UK, Saturdays/Sundays.

[01] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE MAN WHO CHANGED FACES
15Jun57 ABC North/Midlands
01Feb62 Tyne-Tees UK, Thur 10:45 pm
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Guest Cast:
Kieron Moore ........... Major Hoffman/ Lars Hansen
Andre Morell ........... Sven
Jon Farrell ............ Bob Considine
Martine Alexis ......... Gerta
Nigel Stock ............ Olaf
Gerard Heinz ........... Dr. Borodin
Gerald Anderson ........ Colonel Simpson
Christie Humphrey ...... Norweigian mother
Llewellyn Rees ......... Chief Censor
Reporter Bob Considine tells his story of a man who assumed
the physical, mental and moral characteristics of a famous Nazi
officer to aid the Allies - and of the resulting effect on his
personal life.

[02] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE GENERAL'S WAR WITH SCOTLAND
22Jun57 ABC North/Midlands UK
25Jan59 Tyne-Tees UK, Sun 7:30 pm
Written by Maurice Dekobra
Directed by David Macdonald
Guest Cast:
Eric Pohlmann ......... General Yin Chang
Dorothy Alison ........ Miss MacPherson
Ewan Robert ........... Mr. Frazer
John Laurie ........... The Rev. Ingram
A woman missionary defies a brutal Chinese general.

[03] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE MONK OF CHIMAY
29Jun57 ABC North/Midlands UK
Directed by Edward Sutherland
In October 1944, a young British fighter pilot baled out and fell
through the roof of an old monastery in Belgium, giving a foreign
correspondent a vital clue to a mystery that had puzzled the
world.

[04] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! FATHER TIGER (verified on video)
(1957)
6Jul57 ABC North/Midlands UK
Screenplay by Leigh Vance
Story by Frederic Sondern
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Starring:
Peter Arne .............. Father Maggiore
Harry Landis ............ Mario
with:
Richard O'Sullivan ...... Thomaso
Mark Mileham ............ Tony
Alaric Cotter ........... Luigi
Gawn Grainger ........... Guiseppi
Wilfred Downing ......... Alberto
Philip Vickers .......... Frederic Sondern, foreign correspondent
John Ruddock ............ Headmaster
Maureen Beck ............ Iris
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Story Editors ........... Guy Morgan & Gene Feldman
Production Manager ...... Al Marcus
Art Director ............ Albert Witherick
Photographed by ......... Ken Talbot
Film Editor.............. Pete Pitt
Casting ................. G.B. Walker
Assistant Director ...... Jeremy Summers
Camera Operator ......... Val Stewart
Continuity .............. June Randall
Dubbing Editor .......... Janet Davidson
Sound Supervisor ........ Harold King
Sound ................... Norman Loggs
Make-up ................. Syd Turner
The story of Father Maggiore of Naples - "Father Tiger", who
removed his priestly garb and became a member of a dangerous
street gang to win the boys over to a bettter way of life.
The orphaned boys would hunt in packs, terrorising the streets of
Naples after the war. Story as told by foreign correspondent Frederci
Sondern, Jr.

[05] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! MY FAVOURITE KIDNAPPER
13Jul57 ABC North/Midlands UK
Directed by Edward Sutherland

[06] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE BILLION FRANC MYSTERY
20Jul57 ABC North/Midlands UK
Directed by David Macdonald

[07] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! SANTA CLAUS IN A JEEP
20Jul57 ATV London UK, Sat 7.30pm
27Jul57 ABC North/Midlands UK, Sat
Produced by David MacDonald
Written by Hal Lehrmann
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Guest Cast:
Ralph Bellamy .......... Colonel Andy Morgan
Robert Arden ........... Hal Lehrmann
Martin Benson .......... Dimitrios
Alec Mango ............. Major Nikos
Gillian Owen ........... Helena
George Eugeniou ........ Petros
Wensley Pithey ......... Father Tsouderos
Alan Tilvern ........... Konstantin
David Spenser .......... Nicholas
Selma van Diaz ......... Peasant Woman
Hal Lehrmann, a roving special correspondent in Europe
and the middle east, tells of an offical from UNRRA (The United
Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) in Greece
who wages a long war, not with guns, but with socks, seeds,
cigarettes and candy bars.

[08] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE MILLIONTH FRENCHMAN
27Jul57 ATV London UK
3Aug57 ABC North/Midlands UK
8Mar59 Tyne-Tees UK, Sunday 7:30 pm
22Mar62 Tyne-Tees UK, Thurs 10:55 pm (rpt)
Screenplay by William Templeton
Story by Larry Blochman
Directed by Edward Sutherland
A national welcome is organised for the millionth Frenchman
to be repatriated after the war, but the choice of Sgt Renaud, a
most reluctant hero, nearly results in a fiasco.

[09] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE GEORGE POLK STORY
03Aug57 ATV London UK, Sat 7.30pm
10Aug57 ABC North/Midlands UK
Produced by David MacDonald
Written by Helen Zotos
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Guest Cast:
Faith Domergue ........ Helen Zotos
Eric Pohlmann ......... Major Macridis
Peter Wyngarde ........ Andrea Bakolas
Larry Cross ........... George Polk
Helen Misener ......... Madame Bakolas
Lloyd Lamble .......... Jeff Pritchard
Julian Sherier ........ Captain
Helen Zotos, Associated Press correspondent in Greece, tells
the story of the murder on Salonika on May 8, 1948, of an
American newscaster George Polk, while on his way to a secret
interview with the Greek Communist leader, General Markos.

[10] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE LITTLEST SERGEANT
17Aug57
Directed by David Macdonald

[11] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! THE UNKNOWN MAN
18Aug57
Directed by Edward Sutherland
The story of how a Polish journalist, Boleslaw Wierzbianski,
succeeded in bringing the Lord Chief Justice of England, the
Prime Minister of England, the British Government and two British
destroyers to the rescue of an unknown prisoner held on a Polish
vessel on the River Thames over August Bank Holiday weekend in the
year 1954.

[12] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! TATIANA, THE CZAR'S DAUGHTER
24Aug57
29Mar59 Tyne-Tees UK, Sun 7:30 pm
Directed by Edward Sutherland
Starring
Phyllis Calvert
Paul Carpenter
Was Sister Katerina really the Grand Duchess Tatiana, second
daughter of Czar Nicholas II, survivor of the Ekaterinburg
Massacre and heir of the Romanov fortune?

[13] Overseas Press Club - Exclusive! TWO AGAINST THE KREMLIN
(final episode)
7Sep57
12Apr59 Tyne-Tees UK, Sun 7:30 pm
Directed by Edward Sutherland
When Eddy Gilmore, a foreign correspondent flew back to Moscow
in 1946, it took him seven years to get his Russian ballerina
wife and two children out of the Soviet Union, and back to the
USA with him.

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