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Hosted by John Newland  (filmed in England)
 Season 3b (ABC)(early 1961)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


###### Alcoa presents One Step Beyond ########
############## season 3b early 1961 ##############
 ################ the UK episodes ##################

   Production moves to

    Associated-British Elstree Studios, London, England for the final 13 episodes

 

3.22 [83] One Step Beyond: THE STRANGER (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2986

28Feb61 ABC Tue

27Dec61 Tyne Tees UK, Wed 8:55 pm (during ITV  actors strike)

Produced by Peter Marriott

Written by Larry Marcus

Directed by John Newland

Music by Harry Lubin

Introduced by: John Newland

Guest Cast:

Peter Dyneley .......... Hadley

Bill Nagy .............. Jerome S. Cole

Patrick MacAlliney ..... Warden

Graham Stark ........... Peter

Ken Wayne .............. Day Guard

Larry Cross ............ Guard

Robert Percival ........ Doctor

Harold Kasket .......... Man Teacher

Mark Baker ............. Barber

Synopsis 1:

Eleven days after a city is ruined by an earthquake, three people dying from starvation

and the body of a dead American are found beneath the ruins. The dead man had sustained

the others and given them hope during their long incarceration, but the fingerprint files

prove that he died in prison some time ago.

Synopsis 2:
An earthquake destroys a town in Asia Minor, and an American named
Hadley helps search for those trapped under the rubble.
(Syndicated re-run: 2Feb66 on WPIX-11, NYC, Wednesday 11:30pm)  [TA]

 

3.23 [84] One Step Beyond: JUSTICE (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2988

07Mar61 ABC Tue

Guest Cast:

Meredith Edwards ........ Wyndham Roberts

Clifford Evans .......... Constable Josh Jones

Martin Benson ........... Minister Evans

Pauline Jameson ....... Mrs. Roberts

Barbara Mullen ........ Mrs. Jones

Ewan Roberts ........ Superintendent Rees

Helen Sessions ....... Mrs. Owen

Jack Melford ........ Mr. Owen

Synopsis 1:

A man confesses to a murder and supplies absolute evidence of his guilt,

but people from his church swear he was asleep in his pew at the time the crime was committed. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Wyndham Roberts, a respected member of the community, sits in his pew at the

Sunday morning church service. At the same time, outside a deserted factory in

another part of town, a man who calls himself Wyndham Roberts approaches

Police Constable Jones and confesses to the murder of a small child. [RF]

 

3.24 [85] One Step Beyond: THE FACE (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2987

14Mar61 ABC Tue

21Feb62 ITV UK Wed 9:15pm
Directed by John Newland
Story Supervisor, Martin Benson
Dramatized by Derry Quinn
Hosted by John Newland
Written by Merwyn Gerard

Guest cast:

Sean Kelly .................... Stephen Bolt

Penelope Horner ............... Rosemary Hogan

John Brown .................... Mark Bolt

Gareth Tandy ........... Stephen (age 12)

Robin Summer  ............. Stephen (age 6)

with [DM]

Victor Platt ............. Isaiah
Robert Cawdron ........... Hogan
John Scott ............... Sergeant
Erik Chitty .............. Tattoo Artist
Andrew Faulds ............ Norriss
Robert Delgado ........... Second Officer
Derek Sydney ............. Spanish Officer
Michael Peake ............ Spanish Bo'sun
Leon Cortez .............. Harper
Paula Byrne .............. Sara

Synopsis 1:

A YOUNG BOY EXPERIENCES DREAMS IN THE FORM OF CONTINUOUS NIGHTMARES,

ON HOW HE'S GOING TO DIE. [SC]

Synopsis 2:

A man sets out to find the person who he repeatedly dreams will murder him.

Synopsis 3:
Since childhood, Stephen Bolt's dreams have been haunted by a man
intent on destroying him. The recurring ordeal has left him a
nervous, sick young man, deprived of his father's respect

and rejected by the girl he loves.
(Syndicated re-run: 3Feb66 on WPIX-11, NYC, Thursday 11:30pm) [TA}

(UK "TV TIMES" magazine 21Feb62 ITV UK Wed 9:15pm) [DM]

 

3.25 [86] One Step Beyond: THE ROOM UPSTAIRS (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2985

21Mar61 ABC Tue airdate

31Jan62 ITV UK, Wed 9:15 pm (during ITV  actors strike)

Guest Cast:

Lois Maxwell ........... Esther Hollis

David Knight ........... Will Hollis

Jane Hylton ............ Joan Morrison

Anthony Oliver ......... Hudson

Gilda Emmanueli ........ Child

Carl Bernard ........... Doctor

David Markham ...... Man

Synopsis:

Esther and Will Hollis, from the USA rent a large house in London.

Esther thinks that she is going mad as she hears the voice of a child calling for help

in one of the upstairs rooms and goes to find a crying in pain. Even as she stares in

horror her surroundings change into a sewing room. [RF]

 

3.26 [87] One Step Beyond: SIGNAL RECEIVED (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2802

04Apr61 ABC Tue

03Jan62 ITV, UK, Wed 9:15 pm (during ITV  actors strike)

Produced by Peter Marriott

Written by Derry Quinn

(according to Tyne-Tees UK, "The Viewer" magazine)

Written by Collier Young [SC]

Directed by John Newland

Music by Harry Lubin

Guest Cast:

Mark Eden ................ Johnny Watson

Terry Palmer ............. George Breed

Richard Gale ............. Robin Hughes

with:

Viola Keats .............. Mrs. Breed

Patrick McLoughlin ....... Official

Patrick Jordan ........... Petty Officer

Anne Riddler ............. First Girl

Sally Layng .............. Second Girl

Garrard Green ["Viewer"] or BERNARD GREEN [SC]  ... Civilian

Jennifer Daniel .......... Sheilah

John Downing ............. Pilot Officer

Susan Richards ........... Heather seller

Mark Burns ............... Soldier

Charles Lamb ............. Mr. Breen

SYNOPSIS:

Three sailors, belonging to "H.M.S. Hood",

Robin Hughes, George Breed, and Johnny Watson

ON SHORE LEAVE HAVE THE SAME PREMONITIONS OF THE SINKING

OF THEIR SHIP, THEY RECEIVE WEIRD SIGNALS FORETELLING THE DISASTER. [SC/DM]

 

3.27 [88] One Step Beyond: THE CONFESSION (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2989

11Apr61 ABC US

13Dec61 ITV UK, Wed 8:55 pm (during ITV actors strike)

Produced by Peter Marriott

Written by Larry Marcus

Directed by John Newland

Guest Cast:

Donald Pleasence ...... Herbert Laurence

Adrienne Corri ........ Sarah

Robert Raglan ......... Policeman

Raymond Rollett ....... K.C.

Eileen Way ............ Mrs. Evans

Carmel McSharry ....... Martha

Jack Newmark .......... Locksmith

Douglas Ives .......... Potter

Gerald James .......... Wilson

Julian Orchard ........ Tailor

Brenda Dunrich ........ Charwoman

Synopsis 1:

Harvey Lawrence, an old man on a soapbox at Hyde Park Corner, has been

telling the story of his guilt for a long time now, but no one ever

listens. What is it that drives him to confession?        

Synopsis 2:

A prosecutor is haunted when he allows a man to die to

die for the murder of a woman he knows to be alive.

Synopsis 3:
Herbert Laurence, a successful English lawyer, finds a
key that unlocks memories of an old case in which he was forced

to choose between justice and success.
(Syndicated re-run: 4Feb66 on WPIX-11, NYC, Friday 11:30pm) [TA]

 

3.28 [89] One Step Beyond: THE AVENGERS (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2978

25Apr61

Guest Cast:

Andre Morell ........... General

Lisa Gastoni ........... Marianne

Stanley Van Beers ...... Priest

Carl Jaffe ............. Doctor

Richard Leech .......... Orderly

Steve Plytas ........... Gardener

Robert Crewdson ........ Musician

Jan Conrad ............. Musician

Carl Duering ........... Musician

Charles Russell ........ Musician

Walter Gotell ....... Sergeant

Synopsis:

A general's party celebrating a similar one held by an ancient

tyrant stirs up the spirits of that previous get together. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A Nazi general, in charge of the Chateau de la Marre district of France,

plans a special party for some French peasants in his area - before sending

them to labor camps. It's the general's wish to duplicate precisely a

celebration held in the Chateau a century and a half ago. [RF]

 

3.29 [90] One Step Beyond: THE PRISONER (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2804

02May61 ABC Tue

Guest Cast:

Anton Diffring ......... Wilhelm Hessler

Annette Carell ......... Frieda Hessler

Catherine Feller ....... Ruth Goldman

Faith Brook ............ Nurse Lentz

Gerard Heinz ........... Doctor

Sandor Eles ............ Samuel

Synopsis:

A woman kills a German soldier in retribution for Nazi atrocities,

but when the doctor finds the soldier's body, he insists that the

man has been dead for six years.  [RF]

 

3.30 [91] One Step Beyond: BLOOD FLOWER

(country of origin not known - NOT UK possibly USA?)

prod no. 2977

16May1961 ABC Tue

Guest cast:

Larry Gates ............. Gavin Carroll

Eugene Iglesias ......... Simon Alcazan

Marya Stevens ........... Senorita Cavallera

David Garcia ............ Alfredo

Penny Santon ............ Senora Madera

Renata Vanni ...... Mrs. Fuentes

Dick Crockett

 

3.31 [92] One Step Beyond: THE SORCERER (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2805

23May61 ABC Tue

One Step Beyond - The Sorcerer - (1/3)

One Step Beyond - The Sorcerer - (2/3)

One Step Beyond - The Sorcerer - (3/3)

Written by Derry Quinn

Directed by John Newland

Guest Cast:

Christopher Lee ......... Wilhelm Reitlinger

Martin Benson ........... Klaus Karnak

Gabrielli Licudi ........ Elsa Bruck 

Joseph Furst ............ Judge

Frederick Jaeger ........ Johann

George Pravda ........... Psychiatrist

Peter Swanwick .......... Landlord

Alfred Burke ..... Scholl

with

Richard Shaw, Edwin Richfield

Synopsis:

A GERMAN OFFICER WANTS TO PUT TELEPHONE POLES ON A GYPSY'S LAND DURING

WORLD WAR I. THE GYPSY PUTS HIM UNDER A SPELL AND HE SHOOTS HIS

UNFAITHFUL FRAULEIN IN THE ALTERED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS. [SC]

 

3.32 [93] One Step Beyond: THE VILLA (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2806

06Jun61 ABC Tue

Guest Cast:

Elizabeth Sellers ..... Mary Low

Michael Crawford ...... Tony Hudson

Geoffrey Toone ........ Jim Low

Marla Landi ........... Stella

David Horne ........... Richard Hudson

Kenneth Cope .......... Lionel

Gertan Klauber ........ Porter

Robert Rietty ......... Bertollini

Ronald Lewis

Synopsis 1:

A woman envisions someone trapped in an elevator, and she

and her husband investigate the villa where it is located.

Synopsis 2:

For an after-dinner "experiment", medical student Tony Hudson hypnotizes Mary Low,

 the wife of a friend. The situation soon loses its entertainment value when Mary becomes

hysterical from what she sees and hears while in the trance. [RF]

 

[--] rerun from Stars Over Hollywood  -  MIDNIGHT  (film location USA)
13Jun61 ABC
Story by Rik Vollaerts
Directed by Axel Gruenberg and Jack Hively
starring:
Herb Patterson ..... Ralph Terrence
Gloria Saunders .... Lillith
Frank Hilliard
John Kennedy
Synopsis:
Every midnight when Big Ben strikes, an aspiring writer finds himself visited by

a seductive and willful femme fatale who persuades him to turn to a life of crime.

 After his guilty conscience gets the better of him, he comes up with a creative

solution to rid himself of his seductress. [JBE]
Note: Originally aired on Stars Over Hollywood 08Nov50.

 

3.33 [94] One Step Beyond: THE TIGER (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2803

20Jun61 ABC US

written by Ian Stuart Black

directed by John Newland

Guest cast:

Pamela Brown .......... Miss Plum

Pauline Challenor ..... Pamela

Elspeth March ......... Mrs. Murphy

Patsy Smart ........... Ethel

Edward Underdown ...... Mr. Hayes

Brian Parker ........Constable

Michael Collins ....... Inspector

Synopsis 1:

A governess discovers that her charge is planning to dispose

of her in a most unusual way.

Synopsis 2:
Miss Plum, a stern governess, takes over the care of nine-year-old Pamela and

Mrs. Murphy, the housekeeper and Pamela's only confidante, is summarily dismissed.

The little girl stages a tantrum, and Miss Plum punishes her by destroying her toy tiger. [TA]

 

3.34 [95] One Step Beyond: NIGHTMARE (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2807

27Jun61 ABC Tue

(re-run 10Dec62 A-R London UK, Mon 10:10pm)

Produced by Peter Marriott

Dramatised by Martin Benson

Guest Cast:

Peter Wyngarde ......... Paul Roland

Mary Peach ............. Jill Barrington

Ambrosine Philipotts ... Lady Diana

Ferdy Mayne ............ Geoffrey Heathcote

Richard Caldicot ....... Stapleton

Jean Cadell ............ Meg

Patrick Holt ........... Doctor

Synopsis:

Artist Paul Roland keeps painting the face of a woman whom

he has never met. Shortly before his marriage he stumbles on

the cause of his obsession  [TA]

 

3.35 [96] One Step Beyond: EYE WITNESS (filmed in the UK)

prod no. 2808

04Jul61 ABC Tue

Written by Derry Quinn

Guest Cast:

John Meillon .......... Henry Soames

Rose Alba ....... Nora

Anton Rodgers ....... Mark

Robin Hughes .......... Jake

J.G. Devlin ........... Leo

John Phillips ...... Frank

Howard Knight ....... Danny

Robert Ayres ...... Richards

with

Gordon Sterne, Patricia English

Synopsis:

A reporter writes an eyewitness account of an explosion

that occured 15,000 miles away. [RF]

 

###### Alcoa presents One Step Beyond ########
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