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Armchair Theatre 

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This show was 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
Billie Whitelaw ...  Agnes Mawson in / ... 11 episodes, 1956-1971
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ...  Alfred Allmers / ... 11 episodes, 1957-1961
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ...  Agent / ... 11 episodes, 1958-1966
Madge Ryan ...  'Nana' Weston / ... 9 episodes, 1958-1970
Ronald Lewis ...  Alec Waterman / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1970
Ann Lynn ...  Annie / ... 8 episodes, 1958-1970
Paul Curran ...  Adam Shields / ... 8 episodes, 1958-1963
Donald Pleasence ...  Arthur Gladwell / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1967
Donald Churchill ...  Frank / ... 8 episodes, 1961-1973
Katharine Blake Katharine Blake ...  Anne / ... 8 episodes, 1959-1973
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ...  Canon McCann / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1971
Michael Robbins ...  2nd Labourer / ... 8 episodes, 1960-1969
Adrienne Corri ...  Angela / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1967
Susannah York ...  Anna / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1972
John Robinson John Robinson ...  Charles Benson in 'Black Laughter' / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1965
J.G. Devlin ...  Da Greevey / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1974
Margaret Anderson Margaret Anderson ...  Jennifer / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1972
James Dyrenforth ...  Dr. Blake / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1961
Gwen Watford ...  Bertha Morris / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1968
Colin Blakely ...  AS. Walter Edge / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1972
Stratford Johns ...  Air Traffic Controller / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1959
Peter Bowles ...  Dermot Llewelyn / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1967
Hilda Barry Hilda Barry ...  Elsie / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1973
Douglas Blackwell Douglas Blackwell ...  Bill / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1969
Donald Morley ...  Albert Segal / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1967
Donald Houston ...  Art / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1967
John Miller John Miller ...  Butler / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
Ruth Dunning ...  Dora / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1969
Rupert Davies ...  Banham / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1966
Henry Oscar ...  Arthur Russell / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1964
Reginald Smith Reginald Smith ...  Charles Emery / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1962
Peter Butterworth ...  Albert Potter / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1962
Alfred Lynch ...  Bill Jones / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1968
Clifford Evans ...  Captain Brevitt / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1965
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ...  'Grannie' Clarke / ... 6 episodes, 1964-1970
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ...  Baron Sterne / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1969
Ronald Lacey ...  Arthur / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1968
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ...  Buckeridge / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1974
Ronald Fraser ...  Alec / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1973
Dandy Nichols ...  Marjorie / ... 6 episodes, 1961-1973
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin ...  Edie Tidy / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1970
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ...  Duke of Applecross / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Lloyd Lamble ...  Dr. Pritchard / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1965
Norman Rossington ...  Blake / ... 6 episodes, 1961-1971
Paul Stassino ...  Fortunato / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Basil Dignam ...  Alan Campbell / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Edward Cast Edward Cast ...  Edgar Jenkins / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1967
Aubrey Morris ...  Arthur / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1963
Stanley Meadows ...  Dr. Norman Jones / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1968
Richard Pasco ...  Archie / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1968
Pauline Yates Pauline Yates ...  Betty / ... 6 episodes, 1964-1970
Patience Collier ...  Elizabeth Piper / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1961
Steve Plytas Steve Plytas ...  Catalion / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
Mark Baker Mark Baker ...  Al Pickwick / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
Richard Coleman Richard Coleman ...  Col. Orsett / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1968
Mary Peach ...  Asta / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1959
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ...  Andrea / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
Patricia Heneghan Patricia Heneghan ...  Jessie Dean / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1959
Billy Cornelius Billy Cornelius ...  Landlord / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1968
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This show was 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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Soundtracks

September Ballad
(uncredited)
Written by Fabrice Bessy (as Garry Bellington)
Performed by Jean-Claude Petit Et Son Orchestre
[First Thames series theme tune]
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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A very underrated anthology
6 February 2020 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I am French, and this series was never released in France. And I am surprised that no user, even from UK, has commented it yet. I know it is not aired in Great Britain anymore but that doesn't explain this. There are many episodes and only a few had been recently released on DVD sets. There are some which are not worth watching, unless you need sleeping pills, but there is a batch very very good, even better than some movie theater movies, such as the terrific WHERE I LIVE episode, directed by Ted Kotcheff, twenty years before he gave us FIRST BLOOD. A very poignant story of a couple whose the daughter doesn't want her father to live with them anymore and asks her brother - who also lives in a couple - if he can. It appears that neither of them wants to take care of the old man. A real must see, very poignant. I commented it. I guess it's here a top of the list of this huge anthology Tv show.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Armchair Theatre See more »

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Runtime:

| (457 plays)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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