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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre 

Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.
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Series cast summary:
George Hilsdon George Hilsdon ...  Police Constable / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1965
Bernard Lee ...  Superintendent Meredith / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1964
Stanley Morgan ...  Det. Sgt. Anson / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1962
Tony Wall Tony Wall ...  Constable Huntly / ... 5 episodes, 1961-1965
Bernard Archard ...  Det. Inspector Verity / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1964
John Carson ...  Insp. Jackson / ... 4 episodes, 1962-1964
Allan Cuthbertson ...  Chief Supt. Symington / ... 4 episodes, 1960-1965
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ...  Davison / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1962
Victor Platt Victor Platt ...  Constable Jackson / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1965
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ...  Det. Sgt. Wentworth / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1963
Marianne Stone ...  Alicia Preston / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1965
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ...  3rd Reporter / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1964
Guy Standeven ...  Casino Patron / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1963
Maxine Audley ...  Liz Teasdale / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
Jacqueline Ellis ...  Elsa Marlowe / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Paul Daneman Paul Daneman ...  Frank Griffiths / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1962
Nadja Regin ...  Mrs. Reynolds / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Moira Redmond ...  Diana Marsh / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1962
Michael Coles ...  'Pin' Norman / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
Anthony Newlands ...  Leo Hagen / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1962
Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel ...  Barbara Blair / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1963
Derek Francis Derek Francis ...  Arthur Tilsley / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
Richard Warner ...  Mark Speller / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Philip Locke ...  Dave Hughes / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ...  Dr. Maurice Tarn / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
Derrick Sherwin Derrick Sherwin ...  Alan / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1963
Richard Vernon ...  John Crewe / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1963
Brian Haines Brian Haines ...  Felix Carstairs / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Jack Rodney Jack Rodney ...  Gregory / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1965
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ...  Charles Pinder / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1965
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ...  Det. Sgt. Rigby / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1964
John Miller John Miller ...  Lord Clandon / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Billy Milton ...  Chandler / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Yvonne Buckingham Yvonne Buckingham ...  Gwen / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1962
Howard Pays Howard Pays ...  Charles Ramskill / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1961
Anthony Bailey Anthony Bailey ...  Chauffeur / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Victor Charrington Victor Charrington ...  Barman / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1964
Norma Parnell Norma Parnell ...  Day Nurse / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1963
David Browning David Browning ...  Casey / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1965
Arch Taylor Arch Taylor ...  1st Removal Man / ... 3 episodes, 1961-1962
Anthony Bate ...  Police Constable / ... 3 episodes, 1960-1964
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ...  Cast member / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1964
Michael Gough ...  Donald Edwards / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Maurice Denham Maurice Denham ...  Sir Harold Crossley / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
Harry H. Corbett Harry H. Corbett ...  Inspector Bruce / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Lee Montague Lee Montague ...  Larry Hart / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Patrick Barr ...  Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1963
Zena Marshall ...  Carola / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
Jack Watling ...  Frank Leamington / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
John Thaw ...  Alan Roper / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Nigel Davenport ...  Dino Steffano / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Michael Goodliffe ...  Det. Supt. Hallett / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Geoffrey Keen ...  Robert Lindley / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1963
John Van Eyssen John Van Eyssen ...  John Mandle / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
John Meillon ...  Johnnie Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Mark Eden ...  Oliver Marchant / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ...  Peter Dexter / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Justine Lord Justine Lord ...  Anne Longman / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Finlay Currie ...  Alec Campbell / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
Paul Stassino ...  Danny Thorne / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
Delphi Lawrence Delphi Lawrence ...  Nina Stewart / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Kenneth Cope ...  Derek Maitland / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Ray Barrett ...  Henry Fraser / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Patrick Magee ...  Ben Black / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
William Russell ...  Mike Cochrane / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Basil Henson Basil Henson ...  Cedric Gallen / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Ewan Roberts ...  Deighton / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ...  Det. Sgt. Stillman / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ...  Brennan / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Noel Trevarthen ...  Blake / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Nigel Green ...  Lew Daney / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Ellen McIntosh Ellen McIntosh ...  Jane Meldrum / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
Barry Linehan ...  Det. Sergeant Rigby / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Patricia Mort Patricia Mort ...  Elisabeth Gray / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Gerald Andersen Gerald Andersen ...  Lloyd / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ...  Det. Insp. Simons / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Jerold Wells ...  Inspector Parkes / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Russell Waters Russell Waters ...  Clerk of the Court / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Jacqueline Jones ...  Marie Labonne / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Ernest Clark ...  Ashton / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke ...  Charles Wagner / ... 2 episodes, 1963
John Bryans John Bryans ...  Arlott / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Murray Hayne Murray Hayne ...  Alex Nichols / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Jack Watson ...  Inspector Bolam / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Alex Scott ...  John Brodie / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1963
Richard Bird ...  Fox / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Ian Curry Ian Curry ...  Haldane / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Wilfrid Brambell Wilfrid Brambell ...  Lock-Keeper / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1961
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ...  Bank Manager / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Grace Arnold ...  Housekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Ken Wayne ...  Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ...  Spencer / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ...  Brenda / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Philip Latham ...  Dr. Trent / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
William Abney William Abney ...  Jock MacKay / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Norman Scace Norman Scace ...  Dr. Ambrose / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Gladys Henson Gladys Henson ...  Housekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ...  Bill Cross / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Harold Goodwin ...  Floyd / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Keith Smith Keith Smith ...  Porter / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Harry Locke ...  Amis / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
John Horsley ...  Pathologist / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
Luanshya Greer Luanshya Greer ...  Guest at Party / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Derek Partridge ...  Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Patricia Burke ...  Norma Brent / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1965
Edward de Souza ...  1st Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
Larry Taylor ...  Garritty / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
John Moore John Moore ...  House Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1964
John Kidd ...  Mr. Hardwick / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1964
Barrie Ingham ...  Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Edward Dentith ...  Prison officer / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
William Dysart William Dysart ...  Det. Sgt. Good / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Larry Martyn ...  Clive Parker / ... 2 episodes, 1961
June Murphy June Murphy ...  First Waitress / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ...  1st Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Kenneth Benda ...  Bryce / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Michael Robbins Michael Robbins ...  Sergeant Harris / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Frank Forsyth ...  Commissionaire / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1965
William Gaunt ...  Det. Sergeant Reeve / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Kenneth Fortescue Kenneth Fortescue ...  First Tennis Player / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1962
Donald Tandy Donald Tandy ...  Conyers / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Oliver MacGreevy Oliver MacGreevy ...  Cafe Owner / ... 2 episodes, 1963
Julie Shearing Julie Shearing ...  Flower Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Eric Dodson ...  Dr. Wolfson / ... 2 episodes, 1962
David Lander David Lander ...  Burton / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1965
Adrian Oker Adrian Oker ...  Waiter / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Joyce Hemson Joyce Hemson ...  1st Woman / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1964
Vincent Harding ...  'Q' Car Driver / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Charlie Bird Charlie Bird ...  Barman Penguin Club / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1965
Kenneth Midwood Kenneth Midwood ...  Second Police Officer / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1961
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ...  Charwoman / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1962
Monti DeLyle Monti DeLyle ...  2nd Croupier / ... 2 episodes, 1962
Astor Sklair Astor Sklair ...  Cafe Proprietor / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1963
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Mystery crime stories with sometimes different cops and many now famous faces.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Edgar Wallace See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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3 June 2009 | by Bernard-DunneSee all my reviews

It was never a show! or a TV series! it was a cinema film series which was then sold to America as a TV series, and now everybody (for some reason) lists it as a TV series rather than a series of films!! But it was first released to British cinemas by Anglo-Amalgamated as second features between 1962-7, sometimes as a companion to the 'Carry-on' films. Most of the films are very enjoyable, as well as seeing actors like Steptoe & Son's Harry H. Corbett doing something totally different!, in his doing a straight role as a police inspector rather than his usual comedy or seeing Londoner Sir Michael Caine in 'Solo For Sparrow' (1962), with an Irish accent!! What else is new? These were over 30 features made for the 'Edgar Wallace' film series but then (for American TV) it was filled up to 50, so how many are true Edgar Wallace??? Writers like Richard Harris and Roger Marshall have said that none of the films were based on Edgar Wallace stories, but were all original in the same way as the colour series of 'The Saint' with Roger Moore that wasn't based on any Leslie Charteris' stories. It's also good to watch to see future stars at the start of their careers in small roles e.g. Wanda Ventham as a waitress in 'Solo For Sparrow' (1962), future 'Eastenders' and 'Carry On' star Barbara Windsor, as well as Kenneth Cope from 'Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)' and Barbara Shelly in 'Deathtrap' (1962) with Kenneth Cope again in 'Change Partners' (1965). Great to watch.


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