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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Series cast summary:
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ...  Captain Bitterger / ... 13 episodes, 1956-1964
Derek Francis Derek Francis ...  Barry Clarke / ... 13 episodes, 1959-1967
Laurence Hardy Laurence Hardy ...  Bishop of Buenos Aires / ... 12 episodes, 1956-1965
Peter Wyngarde ...  Garry Essendine / ... 11 episodes, 1955-1967
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ...  Bishop Proudie / ... 11 episodes, 1955-1961
Michael Hordern ...  Absolon / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1966
Ralph Michael Ralph Michael ...  Anton / ... 10 episodes, 1958-1967
Nora Nicholson ...  Aunt Isabel / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1967
Arthur Hewlett ...  Clive Clarke / ... 10 episodes, 1959-1967
Clive Morton ...  Colonel Shepherd / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1967
Joan Newell Joan Newell ...  Georgette, a countrywoman / ... 10 episodes, 1957-1964
Patrick Wymark ...  Alfred / ... 10 episodes, 1962-1967
Douglas Wilmer ...  Attwater / ... 10 episodes, 1956-1964
Viola Keats Viola Keats ...  Angustias / ... 10 episodes, 1958-1965
Laurence Payne ...  Captain Carvallo / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1967
Jill Bennett ...  Masha / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1965
Basil Dignam ...  Arthur Stilton / ... 9 episodes, 1956-1962
John Bailey ...  Cardinal of Budapest / ... 9 episodes, 1955-1966
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ...  Dooley / ... 9 episodes, 1957-1964
John Phillips ...  Anthony Folland / ... 9 episodes, 1957-1965
Madeleine Christie Madeleine Christie ...  Almoner / ... 9 episodes, 1957-1973
Alan Gifford ...  Bancroft / ... 9 episodes, 1958-1965
Richard Pearson ...  Ernest / ... 8 episodes, 1959-1966
Pamela Brown Pamela Brown ...  Anna Petrovna / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1964
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ...  Eva Ardsley / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1967
Zena Walker Zena Walker ...  Agnes / ... 8 episodes, 1955-1965
Charles Carson ...  Demoyte / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1965
Tenniel Evans ...  Arthur Robinson / ... 8 episodes, 1960-1966
Basil Henson Basil Henson ...  Denis Lester / ... 8 episodes, 1958-1967
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ...  Arnold Cutforth / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1967
Richard Vernon ...  Dr. James Cresswell / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1966
Gwen Watford ...  Elizabeth Wiedman / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1967
Michael Goodliffe ...  Charles Stewart Parnell / ... 8 episodes, 1957-1966
Noel Hood Noel Hood ...  Jane Williams / ... 8 episodes, 1956-1965
Michael Bryant ...  Admiral Horatio Nelson / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1966
Margery Mason Margery Mason ...  Grace Bradshaw / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
Denholm Elliott ...  Guy Pascoe / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1965
Dennis Price ...  Lord Dilling / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1964
Nigel Davenport ...  Dandridge / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1966
Helen Cherry ...  Elena / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
Anthony Newlands ...  Chiaretti / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1963
William Sylvester ...  Ben Hubbard / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
Donal Donnelly ...  Alvin Hanker / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1965
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ...  Carl Bolton / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1963
Cyril Luckham ...  Arthur Mounteney / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1966
William Mervyn William Mervyn ...  Dr. Stanhope / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1964
Anne Blake ...  Assunta / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1967
Victor Platt Victor Platt ...  Charlie Wilson / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1967
John Tate John Tate ...  Bludgeon / ... 7 episodes, 1961-1966
Jack Austin Jack Austin ...  Club porter / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
Griffith Jones ...  Charles / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1964
John Wood ...  Dr. Gilbert Canning / ... 7 episodes, 1963-1967
Marian Spencer Marian Spencer ...  Charlotte Bartlett / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1967
Georgina Cookson ...  Connie Mercer / ... 7 episodes, 1958-1966
Joan Hickson ...  Countess von Stainz / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1964
Edward Higgins Edward Higgins ...  Fleming / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1965
George Ghent George Ghent ...  BTC Police Sergeant / ... 7 episodes, 1962-1967
Oliver Johnston ...  Alexei / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1966
Mary Merrall ...  Hannah Kennion / ... 7 episodes, 1956-1965
Esther Lawrence Esther Lawrence ...  Ada / ... 7 episodes, 1957-1963
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ...  Arthur Simcock / ... 7 episodes, 1959-1967
Frazer Hines ...  Andy / ... 7 episodes, 1960-1967
Lee Montague Lee Montague ...  Joe / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1966
Tom Criddle Tom Criddle ...  Billing / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1967
Noel Howlett ...  Arthur Forrest / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1964
Isabel Dean ...  Elizabeth Hollis / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1963
Henry Oscar ...  Gabriel Perry / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1965
Mary Hinton Mary Hinton ...  Countess Rostova / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1963
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ...  Alain, a countryman / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
Joan Benham ...  Eleanor Lavish / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1966
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ...  Capt. Ridgway / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Noel Dyson ...  Ann / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Lloyd Pearson Lloyd Pearson ...  Dr. Lloyd / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1965
Thomas Heathcote Thomas Heathcote ...  Barrage / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Tony Bateman Tony Bateman ...  Edward / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1965
Phyllis Calvert ...  Harriet Temple / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Maggie Smith ...  Dixie Evens / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
John Welsh ...  Cardinal of Milan / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Paul Daneman Paul Daneman ...  Geoff / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
William Fox William Fox ...  Headmaster / ... 6 episodes, 1955-1967
Brian Smith ...  Alan Mills / ... 6 episodes, 1955-1966
Norman Bird ...  Bell / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1967
Ewan Hooper ...  Jack Wilson / ... 6 episodes, 1963-1967
Alan MacNaughtan ...  Captain Bean / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1967
Bryan Pringle ...  Ajax / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1967
Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson ...  April / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
William Lucas ...  Ernest O'Shea / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1966
David Langton ...  Alan Susman / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1966
Patrick McGoohan ...  Charles Castle / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1961
Judi Dench ...  Dido Morgan / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Ann Bell ...  Beatrice / ... 6 episodes, 1963-1965
Edgar Wreford Edgar Wreford ...  Baron Rochnitz / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1961
George Pravda ...  Count von Foehn / ... 6 episodes, 1956-1963
Michael Wynne Michael Wynne ...  2nd Soldier / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ...  A Mysterious Wayfarer / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1964
Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel ...  Daphne / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Keith Baxter ...  Ben Kent / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1960
Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan ...  Berkeley Ogden MP / ... 6 episodes, 1960-1967
Jane Eccles Jane Eccles ...  Lady Saltburn / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1964
Helen Christie ...  Babakina / ... 6 episodes, 1959-1966
Michael Coles ...  Armidal / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1967
Clive Marshall Clive Marshall ...  1st Boy / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1967
Geoffrey Goldsmith Geoffrey Goldsmith ...  Commercial traveller / ... 6 episodes, 1958-1960
Paul Williamson Paul Williamson ...  Francis Arabin / ... 6 episodes, 1961-1966
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  Clerk of arraigns / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1967
Pauline Devaney Pauline Devaney ...  Hazel Conway / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1966
Philip Anthony Philip Anthony ...  Soldier / ... 6 episodes, 1962-1964
Harry Davis 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1955 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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