Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.
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 Charlie Webb / ... (10 episodes, 1953-1961)
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 Anne Gaines / ... (9 episodes, 1954-1960)
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 Arthur Bannister / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1963)
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 Eva Dulaney / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1962)
Joseph Sweeney ...
 Priest / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 Charlie Anders / ... (7 episodes, 1954-1960)
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 Alec GRaham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 Cissie Hampshire / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 Lucy Chalmers / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
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 Kathy / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Enoch McCabe / ... (6 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Doc Randolph / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)
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 Jeremy Penlove / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
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 Jim Walton / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
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 Felicia / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 D'Arnault-Olivier / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1958)
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 Dorothy Hilton / ... (5 episodes, 1953-1961)
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 Bartender / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Allie Gulliver / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1962)
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 Betty Coogan / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1961)
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 Edith Sealey / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1959)
Lori March ...
 Billy / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1958)
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 Al / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1957)
Alexander Clark ...
 Bernard / ... (5 episodes, 1955-1960)
Truman Smith ...
 Ed Ritchie / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1963)
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 John West / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1962)
John McGovern ...
 Henry Powers / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1961)
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 Sister St. Anne / ... (5 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Ed / ... (5 episodes, 1959-1962)
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 Edna Huntington / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1963)
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 Lord Harton / ... (5 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

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"Bang the Drum Slowly"
11 November 1998 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This is absolutely the best video I've ever seen! The acting is amazing - both Paul Newman and Albert Salmi were masters of their craft, even back then. This was done in play form, and the transition from one scene to another was very smooth. The story was paced just right. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys quality entertainment.


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