.....But if it makes you feel any better, I read the following telecasts survive (Part 1)

by Thor-Delta | created - 28 Sep 2012 | updated - 27 May 2014 | Public

If my favourite ninja saw these TV broadcasts, how would he react?

The following is a list of BBC one-offs of the 1950s that I read still exist. Of course, there may be others. Almost certainly there are others. What are they? Please let me know.

Also listed are five of the six surviving episodes of "World Theatre". Erm, yay?

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1. Othello (1955 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Gordon Heath, Rosemary Harris, Paul Rogers, Edmund Willard

Votes: 13

2. The Romantic Young Lady (1955 TV Movie)

90 min | Romance

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Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Sylvia Syms, John Breslin, Eric Lander, Roger Gage

3. A Phoenix Too Frequent (1955 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: George Cole, Jessie Evans, Noelle Middleton

4. The Vale of Shadows (1955 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Laurence Payne, Philip Stainton, Jeanette Sterke, Ellen Pollock

5. Richard of Bordeaux (1955 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History

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Director: Victor Menzies | Stars: Philip Guard, Bryan Kendrick, Peter Cushing, Jeanette Sterke

6. The Alien Sky (1956 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Gordon Bell, Robert Brown, Sheila Burrell, Maureen Connell

7. Kitty Clive (1956 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Peter Augustine, Jill Balcon, Faith Brook, Denise Hurst

8. A Man from the Sun (1956 TV Movie)

Drama

7.1
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Director: John Elliot | Stars: Errol John, Cy Grant, Colin Douglas, Sarah Morgan

Votes: 7

9. The Watch Tower (1956 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, Family

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Stars: Nigel Anthony, Christine Russell, Margaret Barton, Barry Letts

10. The Tamer Tamed (1956 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

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A sequel to The Taming of the Shrew which depicts how Katharina and Petruchio have fared after a year of marriage.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Bruno Barnabe, Judy Campbell, Michael Dear, Aubrey Dexter

11. Lord Emsworth and the Little Friend (1956 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Stars: John Miller, Joan Sanderson, Brenda Dean, Margaret McCourt

12. Without Love (1956 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

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Stars: Clare Austin, Alfred Burke, Hilda Fenemore, Sheldon Lawrence

13. The World Our Stage (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Music

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Variety show to celebrate 21 years of BBC television.

Directors: Francis Essex, Barry Learoyd, Selwyn Roderick, John Street, John Vernon | Stars: Trevor Howard, Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins, Shirley Eaton

14. You're a Long Time Dead (1958 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: John Harrison | Stars: Alfred Burke, Billie Whitelaw, Richard Pearson, Jennifer Wright

15. Cinderella (1958 TV Movie)

65 min | Drama, Family, Musical

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Stars: June Thorburn, John Fabian, Peter Sallis, Joan Benham

16. The Withered Look of Summer (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Patricia Heneghan, Kevin Stoney, June Vivian, Gordon Whiting

17. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Fantasy

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Historical Biography about Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil. Intended for Schools.

Director: Ronald Eyre | Stars: Richard Bebb, John Breslin, Emrys Leyshon, James Maxwell

18. The Truth About Pyecraft (1959 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Hugh Burden, John Sharp, Ruth Holden

19. The Proposal (1959 TV Movie)

31 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Will the arguing stop long enough for Lomov's proposal of marriage to be sealed with a kiss?

Stars: David Bird, Harry Moore, Anne Robson

Votes: 9

20. The Torrents of Spring (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Sandra Dorne, Charles Houston, Harry H. Corbett, Penelope Horner

21. The House in Paris (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Stars: Pamela Brown, Vivienne Bennett, Trader Faulkner, Clare Austin

22. The Rough and Ready Lot (1959 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Director: Caspar Wrede | Stars: Jack MacGowran, Patrick Allen, Rupert Davies, Alan Dobie

23. Who, Me? (1959 TV Movie)

53 min | Crime, Drama

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Three Liverpudlian crooks are questioned by the police following a robbery.

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: Norman Mayer, Norman Taylor, Humphrey Heathcote, John Drake

24. Antigone (1959 TV Movie)

75 min

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Stars: Dorothy Tutin, Basil Sydney, Noel Willman, David McCallum

25. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Volpone (1959)

105 min | Drama

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Volpone pretends to be dying as a way of tricking various enemies.

Stars: Donald Wolfit, John Wynyard, Aubrey Woods, John Southworth

An episode of "World Theatre".

26. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Mother Courage and Her Children (1959)

105 min | Drama

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During the Thirty Years' War, Mother Courage suffers many tribulations and tragedies.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Flora Robson, Richard Shaw, Olive McFarland, Timothy Bateson

An episode of "World Theatre"

27. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: The School for Scandal (1959)

105 min | Drama

7.0
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Stars: Joan Plowright, Felix Aylmer, Fanny Rowe, Redmond Phillips

Votes: 5

An episode of "World Theatre"

28. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Henry IV (1959)

90 min | Drama

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A madman insists he is the Italian king of centuries previously, Enrico IV. But is he really mad?

Stars: Paul Scofield, Margaretta Scott, Joy Parker, Derek Godfrey

An episode of "World Theatre"

29. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Julius Caesar (1959)

105 min | Drama

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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Raymond Adamson, Ralph Ball, Neville Becker, Wilfrid Brambell

An episode of "World Theatre"

30. Medico (1959 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

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Director: David Rose | Stars: Meredith Edwards, Edward Cast, Trevor Martin, Geoffrey Matthews