London Belongs To Me was a period drama serial set in a nineteen thirties London boarding house where the residents band together to help a young man who is accused of murdering his girlfriend.
Norman Collins was a popular J.B. Priestley-esque novelist of the 1940’s and this source material had also been made into an excellent 1948 movie that starred Richard Attenborough and Alastair Sim.
Interestingly the TV Times of the week of the shows debut featured an “episode minus one” – a prequel covering events leading up to the first episode. This was also written by Collins.
UK / ITV – Thames / 7×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 6 September – 18 October 1977
Writer: Hugh Leonard / Novel: Norman Collins / Producer: Paul Knight / Costume Design: Jill Silverside / Music: London Pride by Noel Coward arranged by Denis King / Directors: Raymond Menmuir, Bill Hays
DEREK FARR as Mr Josser
JULIA McCARTHY as Mrs Josser
TREVOR EVE as Bill
PATRICIA HAYES as Connie Coke
PETER JEFFREY as Mr Squales
FIONA GRAY as Doris Josser
MADGE RYAN as Mrs Vizzard
JOHN SHARP as Mr Puddy
TERENCE BUDD as Percy Boon
JANE CARR as Doreen Smyth
MARK EDEN as Jack Rufus
JOHN BARRARD as Mr Chinkwell
MARGARET COURTENAY as Mrs Jan Byl