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Season: 1
Year: 1963 | 1964


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Strain

22 September 1963
A taut and violent story of a gang of Liverpool criminals whose power struggle is observed by a wily detective. Standout performances from a cast of television stalwarts, as well as screenwriter Alun Owen's tough dialog and the realistic setting, won praise from the critics.
Harvey Ashby ... Reporter

Ray Barrett ... Frank Angelo
Michael Coles ... Dave
John Junkin ... Ned

Jack MacGowran ... Kelly
Neil McCarthy ... Tom

T.P. McKenna ... Jack Christie
Carmen Munroe ... Girl
Glyn Owen ... Joe Cavanagh

Peter Vaughan ... Mr. Michael

Season 1, Episode 2: The Road

29 September 1963
A scientist and a philosopher investigate a haunted wood in eighteenth century Britain.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Initiation

6 October 1963

Derek Godfrey ... Charlie
Derek Carpenter ... Jim
Mary Chester ... Freda
Edward Kelsey ... Paddy
Edward Evans ... Mr. Mullins
Steve Plytas ... Smiler
Jon Rollason ... Bruce
Shirley Cain ... Denise
Geoffrey Lewis ... Mr. Eden
Josephine Tewson ... Mrs. Tullet

Season 1, Episode 4: Guilty

13 October 1963

Anthony Bate ... Keith
William Dexter ... Detective Superintendent
Karol Hagar ... Wendy
Kenneth Keeling ... Paul Johnson
Norma Parnell ... Gillian
Mervyn Pascoe ... Detective Sergeant
Ray Roberts ... PC Harrison
Marigold Sharman ... Miss Lambert

Michael Sheard ... Finch
Jean Trend ... Joan Palmer

Season 1, Episode 5: Funny Noises with Their Mouths

20 October 1963

Season 1, Episode 6: The Youngest Profession

27 October 1963

Anthony Bate ... Holmes
John Carson ... Paul Drury
Henry Davies ... Photographer
Marius Goring ... Grieve Wishart
Richard Hamer ... Photographer
Lyn James ... Alice Potter (as Marilyn James)
Eric Jones ... Pratt
Emrys Leyshon ... Trevor Rees
Alison Morris ... Holmes's secretary

Derek Partridge ... Jimmy Green

John Paul ... David Potter
Judy Robinson ... Secretary
Malcolm Russell ... McKinnon
Robert Sansom ... Holroyd
Frank Shelley ... Edwards
Margaret Ward ... Marion Webster

Season 1, Episode 7: Veronica

3 November 1963


Billie Whitelaw ... Veronica
June Archer ... Ann

Derek Blomfield ... Frank Danton
Patsy Byrne ... Linda
David Davenport ... TV interviewer
John Gabriel ... Jim Lane
Joan Heath ... Matron
Winifred Hill ... Richard's mother
Gillian Hume ... Helen
Emrys Jones ... Richard Mason
Bridget McConnell ... Mary (as Bridget McConnel)
Thomas Murphy ... Peter
Stella Tanner ... Valerie
Kenneth Thornett ... George Hill

Season 1, Episode 8: Do Me No Favours

10 November 1963

Johnny Briggs ... Ray
Lois Daine ... Barbara
Hazel Hughes ... Violet Starrett

Arnold Ridley ... Frank Starrett
Arthur Ridley ... Priest
Patricia Pacy ... Customer
Harry Shacklock ... Customer
Arthur Hewlett ... Bank manager
A.J. Brown ... Judge
Robert S. Young ... Clerk of court (as Robert Young)
John Moore ... Cashier
Ken Jones ... Man in bank
Harry Littlewood ... Keeper
Winifred Hill ... Mourner
Maxwell Foster ... Mourner
Stanley Platts ... Mourner

Season 1, Episode 9: The Dawn

17 November 1963

Mona Bruce ... Dorothy van den Hoorn

Earl Cameron ... Jerome
Gerald Case ... Passenger
Marian Diamond ... Simone de Mateos
Lelia Goldoni ... Salena Bienville
Christa Graaf ... Girl
Peter Jesson ... Subaltern
Errol John ... Wayne Coty
Joseph Layode ... Orator
Irene Prador ... Mrs. de Mateos
Hatti Riemer ... Woman
Kevin Stoney ... Erik van den Hoorn

Season 1, Episode 10: The Way with Reggie

24 November 1963


Michael Caine ... Reggie Downes
Angela Douglas ... Jenny Downes
Dudley Foster ... John Farley
Jean Alexander ... Mary Farley
Frank Jarvis ... Bill
Peter Ellis ... Des
Frank Coda ... Tom
Peter Porteous ... Jimmy
Jack Bligh ... Freddie
Dorothy Frere ... Vera
Robin Ford ... Len
Gladys Henson ... Edie

Season 1, Episode 11: Sticks

1 December 1963

Michael Ripper ... Chief gunner

Jerome Willis ... Captain
Leonard Cracknell ... Dave
Peter Jeffrey ... First Lieutenant
Philip Martin ... Snowy
Rodney Bewes ... Pots
William Marlowe ... Brad
Tim Pearce ... Ben
Anton Darby ... Roger
Arthur Skinner ... Spud
Paul Harris ... Lt. Bates
Robert Vahey ... Horse
Walter Sparrow ... Coxswain
Karen Clare ... The girl
Gilbert Wynne ... Townie

Season 1, Episode 12: Menace

8 December 1963


Paul Carr ... Terry
Patience Collier ... Sophie
Joanna Dunham ... Harriet
Colin Hale ... Jack
Philip Howard ... Waiter

John Hurt ... Garry
Harry Landis ... Maxie
Ernie Merritt ... Stan
Patsy Smart ... Daphne

Season 1, Episode 13: A Local Boy

15 December 1963

Diane Clare ... Prudence
Edward Colliver ... Albert
Clifford Evans ... Evan Lloyd
Jack Hedley ... David
Allan McClelland ... Gerran-Jones
Gwyneth Owen ... Mrs. Williams
Ieuan Rhys Williams ... Mr. Morgan

Season 1, Episode 14: It's All Lovely

22 December 1963

Tony Tanner ... Charlie
Sally Smith ... Janet

Leonard Rossiter ... Sammy Love
Dilys Laye ... Barbara
Duncan Macrae ... Jamie

Season 1, Episode 15: The One Night of the Year

29 December 1963

Kenneth Cope ... Johnny

Warren Mitchell ... Uncle Nick
Leonard Monaghan ... Andreas

Wendy Richard ... Carol

Season 1, Episode 16: Day of the Drongo

4 January 1964


John Meillon ... Bluey
Madge Ryan ... Mercy Greely
Derek Francis ... Goldie Fairchild
Monica Maughan ... Rita
Ed Devereaux ... Digger Davis

Season 1, Episode 17: Stray Cats and Empty Bottles

11 January 1964

Season 1, Episode 18: All Things Bright and Beautiful

18 January 1964

Lois Daine ... Deanna
J.G. Devlin ... Jakie
Thora Hird ... Queenie

John Hurt ... Desmond
Hilary Mason ... Baloo
Jack Smethurst ... Charles

Peter Vaughan ... Albert

Season 1, Episode 19: Maggie

25 January 1964


Joss Ackland ... Norman
Jonathan Cecil
Scott Forbes ... Mack
Joan Hickson ... Maggie's mother

Vanessa Redgrave ... Maggie

Mollie Sugden ... Mrs. Phillips

Season 1, Episode 20: The Bedmakers

1 February 1964

Edward Chapman ... Herbert Adams
Christine Collins ... Vera
Jeremy Conway ... Roy
George Devine ... Bill Summers
Hal Dyer ... Peggy
Noel Dyson ... Gracie
Lynn Furlong ... Con (as Lynne Furlong)
Paula Jacobs ... Joan

Jeremy Kemp ... Ralph Adams
Harry Littlewood ... Ted
Mary Merrall ... Agnes Summers
June Murphy ... Ivy
Glenn Slowther ... Boy
Simon Taylor ... Doug

Season 1, Episode 21: Land of My Dreams

8 February 1964

Fay Compton ... Alice Walmer
J.G. Devlin ... Lynch

Michael Hordern ... Arthur Walmer
Clare Kelly ... Margaret Walmer

Season 1, Episode 22: The Scapegoat

15 February 1964


Kenneth More ... Major Colum Fitzgerald
Lyndon Brook ... Capt. Robert Peterson
Frances White ... Gillie Moffatt
Patrick Newell ... Cpl. George Moffatt

Season 1, Episode 23: The Rock Pool

22 February 1964

Madge Ryan ... Rosanne Dexter
Michael Gwynn ... Francis Dexter
Jennifer Wilson ... Emily Dexter
Stella Tanner ... Mrs. Weston

Season 1, Episode 24: Laughter from the Whitehall: Trial and Error

29 February 1964

Season 1, Episode 25: The Happy Ones

7 March 1964

John Gregson ... Roger Metcalfe

Elizabeth Sellars ... Laura Metcalfe

Donald Sinden ... Stephen Russell
Martita Hunt ... Madame Nodier

Nigel Stock ... Bewsher
Cyril Luckham ... Lord Huberton
Noel Johnson ... Lord Chancellor
Kristopher Kum ... Waiter

Season 1, Episode 26: My One True Love

14 March 1964


Milo O'Shea ... Benjy Spillane
Eileen Crowe ... Mrs. Spillane
Maureen Toal ... Angela Hogan

Season 1, Episode 27: Ted's Cathedral

21 March 1964

Angela Douglas ... Edna
Dudley Foster ... Anderson
Bert Palmer ... Joe
Bryan Pringle ... Stan

Alan Rothwell ... Ted
Pauline Yates ... Mrs. Venables

Season 1, Episode 28: Goodbye, Gloria, Goodbye

28 March 1964


Annette Crosbie ... Ada Churnley
William Douglas ... Mr. Cross
Clifford Parrish ... Clive Bunt
Mavis Villiers ... Gloria Bunt
Edward Dentith ... Arthur Hopgood

Season 1, Episode 29: The Second Wall

11 April 1964

James Maxwell ... Karl Muller
Jeanne Moody ... Ilse Muller
Heinz Bernard ... Herr Oppenheimer
Stephanie Bidmead ... Frieda Scmidt
Paul Hansard ... Alfred Scmidt
Michael Ripper ... Sgt. Wolfgang Junckers
Garfield Morgan ... Herr Gruber
Gerald Harper ... Klaus

Season 1, Episode 30: How Many Angels

18 April 1964

Jill Bennett ... Libby Beeston
John Cowley ... Raymond Fletcher
Noel Hood ... Maud Crawford (as Noël Hood)
Hilary Mason ... Anne Leach
James Maxwell ... Rev. Richard Beeston
Anthony Newlands ... William Longhurst
Charlotte Selwyn ... Mary Phillips
Eileen Way ... Mrs. Phillips

Season 1, Episode 31: Hunt the Man

25 April 1964

Geoffrey Bayldon ... Max
Ann Castle ... Sheila
Anthony Bate ... James
Alan Rowe ... Larry
Richard Bebb ... Brandon
Arnold Bell ... Fawcett
Richard Burrell ... Studio manager
Noel Coleman ... Arnold
Elizabeth Counsell ... Ingrid
David Dalton ... Fencer
John DeVaut ... Valet
Michael Earl ... Barman
Joan Geary ... Margaret
Christa Graaf ... Girl in club
Elizabeth Howarth ... Secretary
Duncan Livingstone ... Fencer
Ian McKay ... Fencer
Rowena Torrance ... Doris
Russell Waters ... The Other Man

Season 1, Episode 32: Captain Rubian

2 May 1964


Ronald Fraser ... Captain Rubian

Donal Donnelly ... Rica

Graham Crowden ... Edmundo
Edward Atienza ... The General
Yvonne Bonnamy ... Lady at the Reception
Peter Ellis ... First Officer
Roy Godfrey ... Captain Valdo
John G. Heller ... Colonel Celutti
Haydn Jones ... Minister of Taxes and Public Statues
James Maguire ... A Corporal
Declan Mulholland ... A Sergeant
Roy Patrick ... Pilos
Vivian Pickles ... Micaela
Terence Rigby ... Second Officer
Brian Smith ... Josef
Bruce Wightman ... A Sergeant-Major
Peter Williams ... Colonel Asta
Geoffrey Wincott ... Colonel Bambrio

Season 1, Episode 33: The Improbable Mr. Claybill

9 May 1964


Robert Stephens ... Arnold Claybill
Susan Hampshire ... Jenny

Clive Dunn ... Silas Nosworthy
Alison Leggatt ... Esther Wendleby

Joss Ackland ... Will Dent
John Sharp ... Henry
David Stoll ... Vicar
Roy Marsden ... Matthew
David Jacobs ... Narrator (voice)

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