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Season: 1
Year: 1973 | 1974


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Captain Rogers

1 September 1973
The respectable owner of a quiet inn in 18th century England is blackmailed by a grubby stranger, who knows he is secretly the notorious pirate Captain Rogers.

Orson Welles ... Himself (host)

Donald Pleasence ... Cawser
Joseph O'Conor ... Mullet
Janet Key ... Joan Mullet
Willoughby Goddard ... Sir Thomas
Kevin Stoney ... Surgeon Day
Donald Gee ... George
Daphne Heard ... Deborah Crabbe
Alan Bennion ... Parson
Maggie Fitzgerald ... Phoebe
Colin Skeaping ... Williams

Season 1, Episode 2: The Leather Funnel

8 September 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Christopher Lee ... Arnaud

Simon Ward ... Stephen Barrow

Jane Seymour ... Veronique d' Aubray
Andre Van Gyseghem ... Judge
Ralph Arliss ... Priest

Season 1, Episode 3: A Terribly Strange Bed

15 September 1973
Charles Faulkner, a young American gambler in Paris, should have left the casino after striking it lucky. Why the devil did he accept to sleep in the casino's guest bed? This was to be the most horrible night he had ever lived.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Edward Albert ... The young gambler
Rupert Davies ... Lemerie

Colin Baker ... George Barclay
Hugo De Vernier ... The first croupier
John Lagey ... The bouncer
Gennie Nevinson ... Suzanne
John Slavid ... The second croupier

Season 1, Episode 4: La Grande Breteche

22 September 1973
A Spanish officer, captured by the French during the Peninsular War, is imprisoned at the country house of an elderly aristocrat with a bored young wife - whose lover he becomes, with deadly consequences.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Peter Cushing ... Count Gerard De Merret

Susannah York ... Countess Josephine

Morag Hood ... Rosalie

Michael Elphick ... Gorenflot

Pauline Delaney ... Madame Lerpas (as Pauline Delany)
Michael Golden ... Lerpas
Marc Zuber ... Don Feredia

Tony Rohr ... Jean

Season 1, Episode 5: The Dinner Party

29 September 1973
Blake is a brilliant accountant, but does he deserve a promotion to the board of directors? It all depends on the suitability of his wife. His bosses attend a small dinner party given by the Blakes to check her out.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Joan Collins ... Jane Blake

Anton Rodgers ... Edmund Blake
Anthony Sharp ... J.J. McGill

Season 1, Episode 6: Money to Burn

6 October 1973
A French girl in London finds herself in the awkward position of owing money to a Soho crime boss. But when she pays him off, he contemptuously sets fire to the money. Why?

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Victor Buono ... Sam Adelbert
Olga Georges-Picot ... Louise Frosne
Isabel Dean ... Christine Kaye
Glyn Owen ... Det. Inspector Cumberland
Bruce Lidington ... Francesco
Paul Antrim ... Paul

Season 1, Episode 7: In the Confessional

13 October 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

José Ferrer ... Old Harry

Milo O'Shea ... Father Crumlish

Shane Rimmer ... Police Sergeant Warren

Phil Davis ... Johnny Sheeham (as Philip Davis)

Julie Dawn Cole ... Vera May Barton

Season 1, Episode 8: Unseen Alibi

20 October 1973


Dean Stockwell ... Jerry

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 9: Battle of Wits

27 October 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Ian Bannen ... Gregory Dean
Brewster Mason ... Richard Lumsden

Season 1, Episode 10: A Point of Law

3 November 1973
A lawyer cannot stop a middle-aged spinster from making a fool of herself with a young fortune-hunter, but he can stop the fellow from getting his hands on her money.

Alec McCowen ... James Addishaw

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Season 1, Episode 11: The Monkey's Paw

10 November 1973
An old army sergeant, back in England after long service in India, shows some old friends a strange possession he's acquired - a monkey's paw which can make wishes come true.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Cyril Cusack ... Mr. White
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. White
Patrick Magee ... Sergeant Morris

Michael Kitchen ... Herbert White
Robert James ... Mr. Granger

Season 1, Episode 12: The Ingenious Reporter

17 November 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

David Birney ... Harry Langley
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Magistrate
James Maxwell ... Duperrey
Ronald Radd ... Leduc
Peter Madden ... Judge
Pam St. Clement ... First Woman
Eamonn Boyce ... First Man
Mia Nadasi ... Henriette (as Mia Nardi)

Anthony Ainley ... Lafarge
John Cater ... Martell
James Mellor ... Bucheron
Neil Wilson ... Concierge

Season 1, Episode 13: Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl

24 November 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Carol Lynley ... Elizabeth Ann Zachary

Francesca Annis ... Nicole Zachary

John Le Mesurier ... Sidney Goldsmith
Anne Stallybrass ... Janet Belcito

Stephan Chase ... Paul Zachary

Jack Shepherd ... David Belcito
Jon Laurimore ... Detective Inspector Roberts
Liam Taggart ... Police Sergeant

Season 1, Episode 14: For Sale - Silence

1 December 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Jack Cassidy ... Pennington
Ed Devereaux ... Hamilton Briggs
Rona Newton-John ... The Woman
Linda Liles ... Hotel Receptionist
Harold Goodwin ... Hotel Porter
Margaret Burton ... Secretary

Season 1, Episode 15: The Inspiration of Mr. Budd

8 December 1973
How did Mr. Budd become a top-class West End hairdresser after such humble origins in a suburban barbershop? Well, one day, a stranger came in for a shave and a haircut.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Hugh Griffith ... The Man

Donal Donnelly ... Mr. Budd

Glynn Edwards ... Detective Inspector
André Maranne ... French Inspector
Neville Barber ... A Pilot
Robert La Bassiere ... American Policeman
Carlos Douglas ... Spanish Policeman
Guy Deghy ... German Policeman
Gino Melvazzi ... Italian Policeman
Jenny Harrington ... Princess Brunelli

Season 1, Episode 16: An Affair of Honour

15 December 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Harry Andrews ... Gen. Sanderson
Jeremy Clyde ... Maj. Frank Bruce

Michael Gambon ... Maj. Rolfe
Stephen Sheppard ... Maj. Richard Fanshaw
Jenny Hanley ... Nina Fanshaw

Heronimo Sehmi ... Scarface -Indian Spy

Season 1, Episode 17: Farewell to the Faulkners

22 December 1973


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host
Keith Baxter ... Philip Faulkner
Pat Heywood ... Martha Hales
Jane Baxter ... Harriet Faulkner

James Grout ... Sgt. Fred Mullins
Kenneth Gilbert ... Private Detective
John Ringham ... Police Inspector
Mike Lewin ... Constable

Season 1, Episode 18: The Power of Fear

29 December 1973
A handyman, finding that a number of middle-aged housewives require him for rather more than his professional services, turns to blackmail.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Shirley Knight ... Margot Brenner

Don Murray ... Jack Stanley
Sarah Marshall ... Rhoda Forbes
Ann Bomann ... Anne Warren

Season 1, Episode 19: Where There Is a Will

5 January 1974


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Richard Johnson ... Bruce Sexton

Hannah Gordon ... Phyllida Marjoram
Bill Maynard ... Detective Superintendent Marker
Sheila Raynor ... Theresa Prentice
Robert Cartland ... Detective Superintendent Latham (as Bob Cartland)
Meadows White ... Bowler
Norman Shelley ... Colonel Delamere

Season 1, Episode 20: A Time to Remember

12 January 1974
Zigorin, a top Russian spy, has defected to the West. But is he really Zigorin or an impostor?

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Patrick Macnee ... Charles Foster

Charles Gray ... Mikail Zigorin

Patrick Barr ... General Fox
Alan Browning ... Banning

David Sterne ... Webb
Nell Curran ... Joan

Sharon Maughan ... Carol
Gary Harris ... Hoskins

Season 1, Episode 21: Ice Storm

19 January 1974


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Claire Bloom ... Sheila Pennell
Thorley Walters ... Beecham

Robert Beatty ... Trench
Brian Wilde ... Mackay
Donald Eccles ... Barrington

Barry Jackson ... Gurney
George Malpas ... Richards

Season 1, Episode 22: Come Into My Parlour

26 January 1974


Anne Jackson ... Vivienne

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Dana Wynter ... Marcia

Season 1, Episode 23: Compliments of the Season

3 February 1974
A penniless man tries to claim a reward from a millionaire at Christmas, and finds it's not as easy as he thought it would be.

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Eli Wallach ... Fuzzy
Hildegard Neil ... The Lady

Ed Bishop ... The Millionaire
Preston Lockwood ... The Butler
Ann Queensberry ... Nanny
Billy Hamon ... Peters

Philip Jackson ... Carson
Michael Brennan ... Publican
Freddie Lees ... Smith
Andy Bradford ... A Man (as Andrew Bradford)

Season 1, Episode 24: Under Suspicion

10 February 1974


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Janice Rule ... Madame Freya
Kenneth Haigh ... Jorge Vega

Dinsdale Landen ... Simon Degarmo
Julie Crosthwaite ... Sefiora Zerlina

Season 1, Episode 25: Trial for Murder

17 February 1974
During a murder trial in 19th-century England, one of the jurors begins to have mysterious hallucinations - has he seen a ghost?

Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Ian Holm ... Charles Stubbs

Jennie Linden ... Alice Stubbs
Keith Buckley ... Higgins
Wallas Eaton ... Judge
John Savident ... Sir Richard Muir Q.C.
Hugh Dickson ... Vachell Q.C.
Tony Bateman ... Clerk of the Court

Barry Stanton ... Warder
William Moore ... Masters
Lindsay Ingram ... Maria Perkins
Edwin Finn ... The Ghost of Venables

Season 1, Episode 26: The Furnished Room

24 February 1974


Orson Welles ... Himself - Host

Clarence Williams III ... John Cambridge
Irene Worth ... Mrs. Purdy
Sally Travers ... Mrs. McCool
Joan Ann Maynard ... Louise

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