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Hotel Imperial (ITV 1958-1960, Vic Oliver, Brian Oulton)

Sitcom detailing the exploits of the staff and guests of London Hotel, the Imperial as seen from the point of view of the Hotel Orchestra’s conductor Monsieur Victor.

In each episode Monsieur Victor recounted a tale to a journalist who is “ghost writing” his autobiography.

Regular staff at the hotel included the manager, Mr Hay, the assistant manager, Mr Griffiths and the head receptionist, Mr Pettigrew.

Lots of well known faces popped up as guests at the hotel including the likes of June Laverick, Elisabeth Welch, Richard Goolden, Bonar Colleano, Diana Decker, Evelyn Kaye, Donald Pleasence, Raymond Francis, Francis Matthews, John Barron, Bill Owen, Jean Kent and Betty Marsden.

production details
UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 24×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 March 1958 – 25 March 1960 black and white

Writer: Alan Melville / Executive Producer: Michael Westmore (Season 2)

cast
Vic Oliver as Monsieur Victor
Brian Oulton as Mr Hay
Tom Gill as Mr Pettigrew
Leslie Heritage as Mr Griffiths
Joan Benham as Kate Brett (series 2)
Eddie Malin as Henry (series 2)





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