.....But if it makes you feel any better, I read the following telecasts survive (Part 1)

by Thor-Delta | created - 28 Sep 2012 | updated - 27 May 2014 | Public

If my favourite ninja saw these TV broadcasts, how would he react?

The following is a list of BBC one-offs of the 1950s that I read still exist. Of course, there may be others. Almost certainly there are others. What are they? Please let me know.

Also listed are five of the six surviving episodes of "World Theatre". Erm, yay?

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1. Othello (1955 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Romance

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Gordon Heath, Rosemary Harris, Paul Rogers, Edmund Willard

Votes: 14

10. The Tamer Tamed (1956 TV Movie)

45 min | Drama

A sequel to The Taming of the Shrew which depicts how Katharina and Petruchio have fared after a year of marriage.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Bruno Barnabe, Judy Campbell, Michael Dear, Aubrey Dexter

13. The World Our Stage (1957 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Music

Variety show to celebrate 21 years of BBC television.

Directors: Francis Essex, Barry Learoyd, Selwyn Roderick, John Street, John Vernon | Stars: Trevor Howard, Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins, Shirley Eaton

17. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Fantasy

Historical Biography about Doctor Faustus who sells his soul to the devil. Intended for Schools.

Director: Ronald Eyre | Stars: Richard Bebb, John Breslin, Emrys Leyshon, James Maxwell

19. The Proposal (1959 TV Movie)

31 min | Comedy, Romance

Will the arguing stop long enough for Lomov's proposal of marriage to be sealed with a kiss?

Stars: David Bird, Harry Moore, Anne Robson

Votes: 9

23. Who, Me? (1959 TV Movie)

53 min | Crime, Drama

Three Liverpudlian crooks are questioned by the police following a robbery.

Director: Gilchrist Calder | Stars: Norman Mayer, Norman Taylor, Humphrey Heathcote, John Drake

25. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Volpone (1959)

105 min | Drama

Volpone pretends to be dying as a way of tricking various enemies.

Stars: Donald Wolfit, John Wynyard, Aubrey Woods, John Southworth

An episode of "World Theatre".

26. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Mother Courage and Her Children (1959)

105 min | Drama

During the Thirty Years' War, Mother Courage suffers many tribulations and tragedies.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Flora Robson, Richard Shaw, Olive McFarland, Timothy Bateson

An episode of "World Theatre"

An episode of "World Theatre"

28. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Henry IV (1959)

90 min | Drama

A madman insists he is the Italian king of centuries previously, Enrico IV. But is he really mad?

Stars: Paul Scofield, Margaretta Scott, Joy Parker, Derek Godfrey

An episode of "World Theatre"

29. World Theatre (1959– )
Episode: Julius Caesar (1959)

105 min | Drama

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Raymond Adamson, Ralph Ball, Neville Becker, Wilfrid Brambell

An episode of "World Theatre"