An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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Director: Anatole Litvak
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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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A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter.

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Series cast summary:
Alfred Burke ...
 Captain Bitterger / ... 13 episodes, 1956-1964
Derek Francis ...
 Barry Clarke / ... 13 episodes, 1959-1967
Laurence Hardy ...
 Bishop of Buenos Aires / ... 12 episodes, 1956-1965
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 Garry Essendine / ... 11 episodes, 1955-1967
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
 Bishop Proudie / ... 11 episodes, 1955-1961
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 Absolon / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1966
Ralph Michael ...
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 Aunt Isabel / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1967
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 Clive Clarke / ... 10 episodes, 1959-1967
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 Colonel Shepherd / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1967
Joan Newell ...
 Georgette, a countrywoman / ... 10 episodes, 1957-1964
Patrick Wymark ...
 Alfred / ... 10 episodes, 1962-1967
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 Attwater / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1964
Viola Keats ...
 Angustias / ... 10 episodes, 1958-1965
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 Captain Carvallo / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1967
Jill Bennett ...
 Masha / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1965
Basil Dignam ...
 Arthur Stilton / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1962
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 Cardinal of Budapest / ... 9 episodes, 1955-1966
Tony Quinn ...
 Dooley / ... 9 episodes, 1957-1964
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Madeleine Christie ...
 Almoner / ... 9 episodes, 1957-1973
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 Bancroft / ... 9 episodes, 1958-1965
Richard Pearson ...
 Ernest / ... 8 episodes, 1959-1966
Pamela Brown ...
 Anna Petrovna / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1964
Ursula Howells ...
 Eva Ardsley / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1967
Zena Walker ...
 Agnes / ... 8 episodes, 1955-1965
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 Demoyte / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1965
Tenniel Evans ...
 Arthur Robinson / ... 8 episodes, 1960-1966
Basil Henson ...
 Denis Lester / ... 8 episodes, 1958-1967
Wensley Pithey ...
 Arnold Cutforth / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1967
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 Dr. James Cresswell / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1966
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 Elizabeth Wiedman / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1967
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 Charles Stewart Parnell / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1966
Noel Hood ...
 Jane Williams / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1965
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 Admiral Horatio Nelson / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1966
Margery Mason ...
 Grace Bradshaw / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
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 Guy Pascoe / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1965
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 Lord Dilling / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1964
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 Elena / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
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 Chiaretti / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1963
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 Ben Hubbard / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
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 Alvin Hanker / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1965
Frederick Piper ...
 Carl Bolton / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1963
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 Arthur Mounteney / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1966
William Mervyn ...
 Dr. Stanhope / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1964
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 Assunta / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
Victor Platt ...
 Charlie Wilson / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1967
John Tate ...
 Bludgeon / ... 7 episodes, 1961-1966
Jack Austin ...
 Club porter / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
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 Dr. Gilbert Canning / ... 7 episodes, 1963-1967
Marian Spencer ...
 Charlotte Bartlett / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1967
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 Connie Mercer / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1966
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 Countess von Stainz / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1964
Edward Higgins ...
 Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1965
George Ghent ...
 BTC Police Sergeant / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
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 Alexei / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1966
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 Hannah Kennion / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1965
Esther Lawrence ...
Jack Woolgar ...
 Arthur Simcock / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1967
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Lee Montague ...
Tom Criddle ...
 Billing / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1967
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 Arthur Forrest / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1964
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 Elizabeth Hollis / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1963
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 Dandridge / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1966
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 Gabriel Perry / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1965
Mary Hinton ...
 Countess Rostova / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1963
Kenneth Griffith ...
 Alain, a countryman / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
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 Eleanor Lavish / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1966
Campbell Singer ...
 Capt. Ridgway / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Noel Dyson ...
Lloyd Pearson ...
 Dr. Lloyd / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1965
Thomas Heathcote ...
 Barrage / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Tony Bateman ...
 Edward / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1965
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 Dixie Evens / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
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 Cardinal of Milan / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Paul Daneman ...
 Geoff / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
William Fox ...
 Headmaster / ... 6 episodes, 1955-1967
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 Alan Mills / ... 6 episodes, 1955-1966
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 Jack Wilson / ... 6 episodes, 1963-1967
Alan MacNaughtan ...
 Captain Bean / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1967
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Jennifer Wilson ...
 April / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
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 Ernest O'Shea / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1966
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 Charles Condomine / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1964
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 Alan Susman / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
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 Charles Castle / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
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 Dido Morgan / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
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 Beatrice / ... 6 episodes, 1963-1965
Edgar Wreford ...
 Baron Rochnitz / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1961
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 Count von Foehn / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
Michael Wynne ...
 2nd Soldier / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Hugh Latimer ...
 A Mysterious Wayfarer / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Jennifer Daniel ...
 Daphne / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
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 Ben Kent / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1960
Kevin Brennan ...
 Berkeley Ogden MP / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1967
Jane Eccles ...
 Lady Saltburn / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1964
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 Babakina / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
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 Armidal / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1967
Clive Marshall ...
 1st Boy / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1967
Geoffrey Goldsmith ...
 Commercial traveller / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1960
Paul Williamson ...
 Francis Arabin / ... 6 episodes, 1961-1966
Ronald Mayer ...
 Clerk of arraigns / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1967
Pauline Devaney ...
 Hazel Conway / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1966
Philip Anthony ...
 Soldier / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1964
Harry Davis ...
 2nd Marcher / ... 6 episodes, 1964-1967
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

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Of four hundred thirty-eight productions, three hundred eighty-three are thought to have been lost or wiped in the 1970s, although some occasionally resurface in archives. See more »

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