CTVA UK "Scales of Justice"  (Merton Park Studios)(1962-67) host Edgar Lustgarten

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Scales of Justice
 Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
from information supplied by
Phil Kendrick
Linda Perkins <http://www.mycollections.me.uk/>   
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SCALES OF JUSTICE
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Anglo-Amalgamated Presentation (Nat Cohen & Stuart Levy)
Filmed at Merton Park Studios, South West London
and on location
Produced by Jack Greenwood
written by James Eastwood (except #13)

UK Crime series 1962-67    13 episodes x 30 min nominal bw/colour
hosted by
Edgar Lustgarten

Featurette programmers.
Originally theatrical second features in the 1960's
later shown on British Television ITV in the early 70's.

This series followed the same studios success in the 1950's
with their 'Scotland Yard' series also Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten.

'Scales of Justice' theme music played by The Tornados

The Scales of Justice - The Tornados

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 [01] Scales of Justice: THE GUILTY PARTY (32 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Nov 1962 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Lionel Harris
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast:
Derek Francis
Jack Gwillim
Anthony Jacobs
Jean Lodge
Zena Marshall
Wensley Pithey
Synopsis:
Edward Sinclair and his wife Thelma live surrounded by wealth and luxury.
But Sinclair is weighed down heavily by debts.

[02] Scales of Justice: A WOMAN'S PRIVILEGE (29 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Nov 1962 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Anthony Bushell
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast:
Bernard Archard
Ernest Clark
Noel Hood
Ann Lynn
Patrick Wymark
Synopsis:
On a cruise to cheer herself up after a broken romance, Shirley Fawsett
meets Joe Ashton. The result is a court case where she sues him for
breach of promise.

[03] Scales of Justice: MOMENT OF DECISION (30 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Dec 1962 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
Directed by John Knight
Screenplay by James Eastwood
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
Starring: (3 leading stars verified on poster)
Ray Barratt ............ Burt West
Pat Healy .............. Mary West
Marjie Lawrence ........ Sally Mason
*
Rest of Cast:
Viola Keats ............ Mrs. Davies
Tim Hudson ............. Dudley Cheshire
Norman Claridge ........ Judge
Michael Aspel .......... Newscaster
Lisa Madron ............ Helga Schumaker
Michael Sarne .......... German Boyfriend
Synopsis:
A nursemaid loses the baby in her charge.

[04] Scales of Justice: POSITION OF TRUST (32 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Sep 1963 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Lionel Harris
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Peter Barkworth
Geoffrey Chater
Imogen Hassall
Cyril Luckham
Michael Nightingale
Derrick Sherwin
Edward Atienza
Synopsis:
The wild son of a powerful industrialist plans an illicit weekend away
from his fiancee with a pretty French girl called Yvonne. The weekend
begins promisingly but on the first morning a man barges into their
hotel bedroom in Brighton. He announces that he is a private detective
- acting for Yvonne's husband.

[05] Scales of Justice: THE UNDESIRABLE NEIGHBOUR (29 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Sep 1963 UK theatrical release date

The Undesirable Neighbour  (2 min extract)
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Gordon Hales
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Vanda Godsell
Bridget Armstrong
Anthony Newlands
Howard Pays
Dorinda Stevens
Ronald Hatton
Synopsis:
When a young married couple move into a new home the wife is popular
with the local men and starts the gossips buzzing.

[06] Scales of Justice: THE INVISIBLE ASSET (31 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Oct 1963 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Norman Harrison
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Annette Carell
Philip Latham
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Kenneth J. Warren
John Wentworth
Gabriella Licudi
Stanley Morgan (Actor/Author)
* Stanley Morgan appeared in many Merton Park productions in the 1960's
http://www.stanleymorgan.co.uk

Synopsis:
In a city restaurant the owner blackmails his most influential customers
by using a hidden microphone on a special table.

[07] Scales of Justice: PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL (30 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Feb 1965 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Geoffrey Nethercott
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Robert Cartland
Howard Lang
Harry Littlewood
Ellen McIntosh
Billy Milton
Geoffrey Toone
Synopsis:
Found in the briefcase of the man in Room 755, who fell, or was pushed,
from a seventh storey window, is a red file, marked "Top Secret".

[08] Scales of Justice: THE HIDDEN FACE (28 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Feb 1965 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Patrick Dromgoole
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Richard Butler
Jill Dixon
Vernon Dobtcheff
Christine Finn
Gretchen Franklin
Robert James
Alec Macintosh
Synopsis:
Jane Penshurst writes a book attacking MP Milsom. When Milsom
shoots himself, his son, William, seeks revenge.

[09] Scales of Justice: THE MATERIAL WITNESS (30 min) (bw)
Merton Park Studios
Dec 1965 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Geoffrey Nethercott
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
John Horsley
Harry Locke
Reginald Marsh
Sally Nesbitt
Noel Trevarthan
Hector Ross
Synopsis:
A young man is the personal assistant to a company executive who has
little time for him.

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"Scales of Justice" goes into Colour
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[10] Scales of Justice: COMPANY OF FOOLS (33 min) (In colour)
Merton Park Studios
Sept 1966 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Peter Duffell
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Barrie Ingham
Jacqueline Jones
Maurice Kaufmann
Barry Keegan
Garfield Morgan
Frank Williams
Synopsis:
Five strangers from varied walks of life come together to investigate
the life of a man who has caused them all serious financial losses and to
exact their own private revenge.

[11] Scales of Justice: THE HAUNTED MAN (26 min)  (In colour)
Merton Park Studios
Sept 1966 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
directed by Stanley Willis
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Keith Barron
Alexandra Bastedo
Isobel Black
James Ellis
Tenniel Evans
John Gabriel
Synopsis:
Actor Bill Kenton, injured trying to prevent a raid on a shop, returns to
his career, to find that he cannot remember his lines. Forced to leave the
theatre, he becomes a man obsessed with finding the thieves.

[12] Scales of Justice: INFAMOUS CONDUCT (30 min)  (In colour)
Merton Park Studios
Oct 1966 UK theatrical release date
11Aug73 Granada UK
Produced by Jack Greenwood
Screenplay by James Eastwood
Directed by Richard Martin
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Dermot Walsh .......... Anthony Searle
Bridget Armstrong ..... Janet Davis
Ewen Solon ............ Richard Warner
Richard Warner ........ Prosecuting Counsel
Terry Wale ............ Riki
Nancy Nevinson ........ Maggie Searle
Norman Scace .......... Defending Counsel
Synopsis:
Noted surgeon Anthony Searle is struck off the medical register
following accusations of misconduct with a woman patient. Deserted
by his wife, and seeking solitude by the coast, Searle meets Janet
Davis, an attractive young painter with whom he becomes involved.
But Janet's cousin is a man embroiled in gang warfare. Through
him, Searle meets Dixon, a bank robber on the run. Dixon wants a
"face job". And Searle is his man ...

[13] Scales of Justice: PAYMENT IN KIND (30 min) (In colour)
Merton Park Studios
March 1967 UK theatrical release date
Produced by Jack Greenwood
written by John Roddick
Directed by Peter Duffell
Hosted by Edgar Lustgarten
cast
Maxine Audley
Brian Haines
Justine Lord
Derrick Sherwin
Gwen Cherrell
Henry McGee
Synopsis:
The dedicated wife of a struggling businessman falls behind on the hire
purchase payments and the debt collector suggests "payment in kind".
 
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