"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.
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Series cast summary:
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Emanuel Rigaretti / ... (13 episodes, 1957-1968)
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 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)
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 Alec Waterman / ... (9 episodes, 1956-1970)
Ann Lynn ...
 Annie / ... (8 episodes, 1958-1970)
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 Arthur Gladwell / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1967)
Donald Churchill ...
 Frank / ... (8 episodes, 1961-1973)
Harry Hutchinson ...
 Canon McCann / ... (8 episodes, 1957-1971)
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 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)
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 Adam Shields / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1963)
Margaret Anderson ...
 Jennifer / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1972)
James Dyrenforth ...
 Dr. Blake / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gwen Watford ...
 Bertha Morris / ... (7 episodes, 1958-1968)
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 Anna / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1972)
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 AS. Walter Edge / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1972)
Stratford Johns ...
 Air traffic controller / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
Katharine Blake ...
 Carla Melini / ... (7 episodes, 1959-1973)
Donald Morley ...
 Meecham / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
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 Art / ... (7 episodes, 1956-1967)
Douglas Blackwell ...
 Bill / ... (7 episodes, 1957-1969)
Michael Robbins ...
 Dave / ... (7 episodes, 1960-1969)
Peter Butterworth ...
 Albert Potter / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1962)
Alfred Lynch ...
 Bill Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1968)
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 Captain Brevitt / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1965)
Leslie Sands ...
 Buckeridge / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1974)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Edie Tidy / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1970)
Lloyd Lamble ...
 Dr. Pritchard / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1965)
Alfred Burke ...
 Gland / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1969)
Dandy Nichols ...
 Marjorie / ... (6 episodes, 1961-1973)
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 Fortunato / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1966)
Hilda Barry ...
 Elsie / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1973)
Edward Cast ...
 Edgar Jenkins / ... (6 episodes, 1956-1967)
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 Felix / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
Mona Bruce ...
 Lady Royce / ... (6 episodes, 1964-1970)
Stanley Meadows ...
 Dr. Norman Jones / ... (6 episodes, 1960-1968)
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)
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 ...
 Miss Olive / ... (6 episodes, 1958-1959)
Billy Cornelius ...
 Landlord / ... (6 episodes, 1962-1968)
Pauline Yates ...
 Betty / ... (6 episodes, 1964-1970)
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"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.

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