Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 78 users  
Reviews: write review | 1 critic

"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 91 titles
created 06 May 2012
 
a list of 292 titles
created 30 Mar 2013
 
a list of 145 titles
created 31 Jan 2014
 
a list of 667 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Armchair Theatre" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

Armchair Theatre (1956–1974) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Armchair Theatre.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



16   15   14   13   10   9   … See all »
1974   1973   1972   1971   … See all »
4 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Armchair Thriller (1978–1981)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Suspense and mystery-themed anthology series.

Stars: Frank Duncan, Maria Aitken, Zena Walker
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan, Glynis Johns
Let's Make Up (1954)
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young actress must decide which of two lovers will be her husband. She daydreams about each one to help her decide.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar
Callan (1967–1972)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. Everyone else knows she is now shacked up with married bus driver Bert and a ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Littlewood
Stars: James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Roy Kinnear
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, Robert Brown, Brian Rix
Armchair Mystery Theatre (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

First episode of new series called "Armchair Mystery Theatre", set in a Cornish fishing village, peopled with sinister local rustic types. A "Wicker Man" atmosphere to the story, without ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ian Hendry, Thomas Heathcote
ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy
ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Dinsdale Landen
Women in Love (TV Movie 1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Six short plays based around the theme of women in love.

Directors: Julian Amyes, Joan Kemp-Welch, and 4 more credits »
Stars: George Sanders, George Bishop, Sean Connery
Tightrope (1959–1960)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Mike Conners played an unnamed police undercover agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia
Play for Today (1970–1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Play for Today is a British television anthology drama series. It was produced by the BBC and it was transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. During this period, more than 300 different ... See full summary »

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Emanuel Rigaretti / ... (13 episodes, 1957-1968)
...
 Agnes Mawson in / ... (11 episodes, 1956-1971)
Neil McCallum ...
 Alfred Allmers / ... (11 episodes, 1957-1961)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
 Charles Kellogg / ... (10 episodes, 1958-1966)
Madge Ryan ...
 Eleanor / ... (9 episodes, 1958-1970)
Ronald Lewis ...
 Alec Waterman / ... (9 episodes, 1956-1970)
Ann Lynn ...
 Annie / ... (8 episodes, 1958-1970)
...
 Arthur Gladwell / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1967)
Donald Churchill ...
 Frank / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1973)
Harry Hutchinson ...
 Canon McCann / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1971)
...
 Angela / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
John Robinson ...
 Charles Benson in 'Black Laughter' / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1965)
J.G. Devlin ...
 Da Greevey / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1974)
Paul Curran ...
 Adam Shields / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1963)
James Dyrenforth ...
 Dr. Blake / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gwen Watford ...
 Bertha Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1968)
...
 Anna / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1972)
Colin Blakely ...
 AS. Walter Edge / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1972)
Stratford Johns ...
 Air traffic controller / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Margaret Anderson ...
 Jennifer / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1972)
Katharine Blake ...
 Carla Melini / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1973)
Donald Morley ...
 Meecham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
...
 Art / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
Douglas Blackwell ...
 Bill / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1969)
Michael Robbins ...
 Dave / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1969)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Bill Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1968)
Clifford Evans ...
 Captain Brevitt / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1965)
Peter Butterworth ...
 Albert Potter / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1962)
Leslie Sands ...
 Buckeridge / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1974)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Edie Tidy / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1970)
Alfred Burke ...
 Gland / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1969)
Dandy Nichols ...
 Marjorie / ... (6 episodes, 1961-1973)
Paul Stassino ...
 Fortunato / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1966)
Hilda Barry ...
 Elsie / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1973)
Edward Cast ...
 Edgar Jenkins / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1967)
...
 Felix / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
Kynaston Reeves ...
 Duke of Applecross / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1964)
John Miller ...
 Butler / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1967)
Richard Pasco ...
 Archie / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1968)
Ruth Dunning ...
 Dora / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1969)
Rupert Davies ...
 Det. Insp. / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1966)
Basil Dignam ...
 Alan Campbell / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1964)
Patience Collier ...
 Elizabeth Piper / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1961)
Steve Plytas ...
 Catalion / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Stanley Meadows ...
 Dr. Norman Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1968)
Mark Baker ...
 Al Pickwick / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Henry Oscar ...
 Arthur Russell / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Mary Peach ...
 Asta / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1959)
Reginald Smith ...
 Charles Emery / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1962)
Sheila Allen ...
 Andrea / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1961)
Patricia Heneghan ...
 Mrs. Tomkins / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Pauline Yates ...
 Betty / ... (6 episodes, 1964-1970)
Edit

Storyline

"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

partially lost tv series | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 July 1956 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (457 plays)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some episodes of this series are reported to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Armchair Thriller (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Others jeffandbrig
VHS or DVD lepke522-1
I want to get a copy of The Others jeffandbrig
The Story Teller (1969) MrsJ1
The Loving Lesson (1971) martintsmith
Armchair Theatre's 1961 adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Grey cands78
Discuss Armchair Theatre (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?