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Television Playhouse (ITV 1955-1964)

Television Playhouse

An umbrella title for a long running anthology series of plays. The productions came from various of the ITV stations and covered all types of genres.

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UK / ITV Network / 310x50minute episodes / 22 October 1955 – 6 October 1964

SEASON ONE 2 May 1956 – 28 December 1961
1. THE GOLDEN FLEECE (2 May 56)
2. THE BLOOD IS STRONG (3 May 56)
3. MORNING DEPARTURE (10 May 56)
4. ASHES IN THE WIND (17 May 56)
5. THE BOYS IN BROWN (24 May 56)
6. MRS INSPECTOR JONES (31 May 56)
7. THE PAY OFF (27 Aug 56)
8. THE MAN IN THE DOCK (20 Sep 56)
9. CHANCE MEETING (27 Sep 56)
10. THE INVADERS (4 Oct 56)
11. MEN AGAINST THE SUN (11 Oct 56)
12. NIGHT WAS OUR FRIEND (11 Oct 56)
13. THE AMERICAN (18 Oct 56)
14. THE MAN (25 Oct 56)
15. H.M.S. DRAKE WILL PROCEED (1 Nov 56)
16. LADIES IN ERMINE (15 Nov 56)
17. THE GRAND TOUR (22 Nov 56)
18. THE YOUNG AND THE GUILTY (29 Nov 56)
19. THE LION’S SHARE (6 Dec 56)
20. ALL CORRECT SIR (13 Dec 56)
21. THE BRIDGE (20 Dec 56)
22. SNOWBALL (27 Dec 56)
23. THE BIRD WATCHER (27 Dec 56)
24. NEVER LOOK BACK (3 Jan 57)
25. MARY ROSE (10 Jan 57)
26. THE GREAT ADVENTURE (17 Jan 57)
27. NO HERO (24 Jan 57)
28. GUEST IN THE HOUSE (31 Jan 57)
29. THE MAGPIES (7 Feb 57)
30. THE AFFAIR AT ASSINO (14 Feb 57)
31. THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER (21 Feb 57)
32. THE SAND CASTLE (28 Feb 57)
33. MILLION-DOLLAR SMILE (7 Mar 57)
34. THE BIGGEST THIEF IN TOWN 914 Mar 57)
35. THE SILVER MASK (21 Mar 57)
36. EVENING IN HOCHSBERG (4 Apr 57)
37. THE CROWN OF THE ROAD (11 Apr 57)
38. THE QUEEN’S HUSBAND (18 Apr 57)
39. THE KING’S BOUNTY (2 May 57)
40. DARK SUMMER (9 May 57)
41. TWO DUCKS ON A POND (16 May 57)
42. SALOON BAR (23 May 57)
43. NAUGHTY MR PUNCH (30 May 57)
44. CAT AND MOUSE (4 Jun 57)
45. WHO KILLED KOVALI? (13 Jun 57)
46. THE FATHER (27 Jun 57)
47. AND SO TO BED (4 Jul 57)
48. THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (11 Jul 57)
49. THE CONFIDENCE MAN (18 Jul 57)
50. DESERT PATROL (25 Jul 57)
51. ON APPROVAL (1 Aug 57)
52. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS (8 Aug 57)
53. MY HEART’S IN THE HIGHLANDS (15 Aug 57)
54. DEADLINE (22 Aug 57)
55. ANNA CHRISTIE (29 Aug 57)
56. POISON UNSUSPECT (5 Sep 57)
57. THE RESPECTABLE PROSTITUTE (12 Sep 57)
58. SIX STAYED THE NIGHT (27 Sep 57)
59. THE LONG WAIT (4 Oct 57)
60. THUNDER ON SYCAMORE STREET (11 Oct 57)
61. THE WINDS OF LOVE (18 Oct 57)
62. MEN WITHOUT SHADOWS (25 Oct 57)
63. THE ROOF GARDEN (1 Nov 57)
64. THE STARING MATCH (8 Nov 57)
65. ONE OF US (15 Nov 57)
66. THE GATHERING DUSK (22 Nov 57)
67. NOT PROVEN (29 Nov 57)
68. PICK-UP GIRL (6 Dec 57)
69. LOVE HER TO DEATH (13 Dec 57)
70. INVITATION TO A VOYAGE (20 Dec 57)
71. LOOK IN ANY WINDOW (24 Jan 58)
72. CRY SILENCE (31 Jan 58)
73. TEST OF TRUTH (7 Feb 58)
74. SO CLOSE TO THE ROOF (14 Feb 58)
75. LACE ON HER PETTICOAT (21 Feb 58)
76. THE MACROPULOS SECRET (7 Mar 58)
77. DO AS I DO (14 Mar 58)
78. FLOWERS FOR THE QUEEN (21 Mar 58)
79. DON’T LISTEN LADIES (28 Mar 58)
80. 2,000 MINUS 60 (4 Apr 58)
81. THE CRADLE SONG (11 Apr 58)
82. THE FOURPOSTER (18 Apr 58)
83. NOW BARABBAS (5 Apr 58)
84. YOU CAN’T HAVE EVERYTHING (2 May 58)
85. BLOOD ON WHOSE HOUSE? (9 May 58)
86. DARK PASTURES (16 May 58)
87. THE PONYMAN (23 May 58)
88. POET’S CORNER (30 May 58)
89. THE TOUCH OF FEAR (6 Jun 58)
90. TWO DOZEN RED ROSES (13 Jun 58)
91. THE BROWNING VERSION (20 Jun 58)
92. THIRD PARTY RISK (27 Jun 58)
93. THE VISIT TO PARADISE BUILDINGS (4 Jul 58)
94. MISS EM (11 Jul 58)
95. CORNELIUS (18 Jul 58)
96. TONY DRAWS A HORSE (25 Jul 58)
97. DEATH HANGS ON A WORD (1 Aug 58)
98. FATE AND MISTER BROWNE (8 Aug 58)
99. HIGH TENSION (15 Aug 58)
100. BADGER’S GREEN (22 Aug 58)
101. BLOOD ON THE SNOW (29 Aug 58)
102. DOCTOR JO (5 Sep 58)
103. REST IN VIOLENCE (12 Sep 58)
104. ANNABELLA (19 Sep 58)
105. HONOUR BRIGHT (26 Sep 58)
106. CHAOS IS COME (3 Oct 58)
107. THE VOYAGERS (10 Oct 58)
108. PARISIENNE (17 Oct 58)
109. BEFORE THE PARTY (24 Oct 58)
110. STRICTLY FOR THE SPARROWS (31 Oct 58)
111. BREAKDOWN (7 Nov 58)
112. VARIOUS HEAVENS (14 Nov 58)
113. CLOSE QUARTERS (21 Nov 58)
114. SPECIAL OCCASIONS (28 Nov 58)
115. A SENSE OF JUSTICE (5 Dec 58)
116. THE HEAT OF THE EVENING (12 Dec 58)
117. WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE? (19 Dec 58)
118. A VILLAGE WOOING (2 Jan 59)
119. THE GIFT (9 Jan 59)
120. PRIVATE LIVES 16 Jan 59)
121. A GUARDSMAN’S CUP OF TEA (23 Jan 59)
122. NO FIXED ABODE (30 Jan 59)
123. ROCK-A-BYE BARNIE (6 Feb 59)
124. THE PARAGUAYAN HARP (13 Feb 59)
125. BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN (20 Feb 59)
126. A MEMORY OF TWO MONDAYS (27 Feb 59)
127. THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (6 Mar 59)
128. SUNDAY OUT OF SEASON (13 Mar 59)
129. NOTES FOR A LOVE SONG (20 Mar 59)
130. TO KEEP OUR WAY OF LIFE (27 Mar 59)
131. ALL GOD’S CHILLUN GOT WINGS (3 Apr 59)
132. ODD MAN IN (10 Apr 59)
133. THE JUKEBOX (17 Apr 59)
134. A BIT OF HAPPINESS (24 Apr 59)
135. THE BREAKING POINT (1 May 59)
136. A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT (8 May 59)
137. BELLWEATHER NINE (15 May 59)
138. PROMENADE (22 May 59)
139. BROKEN JOURNEY (29 May 59)
140. THE HAVEN (5 Jun 59)
141. A KIND OF FREEDOM (12 Jun 59)
142. SUMMER PAVILION (26 Jun 59)
143. THE WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY (3 Jul 59)
144. MR BROWNE COMES HOME (10 Jul 59)
145. LONGITUDE 49 (17 Jul 59)
146. THE EXTRA GRAVE (24 Jul 59)
147. THE CYMBALS AT YOUR DOOR (31 Jul 59)
148. MY SIDE OF THE STORY (7 Aug 59)
149. THE QUEEN’S CORPORAL (14 Apr 59)
150. THE MIDNIGHT FAMILY (21 Aug 59)
151. ONE A PENNY, TWO A PENNY (28 Aug 59)
152. OUR BEST FOR HARRY (4 Sep 59)
153. THE SILK PURSE (11 Sep 59)
154. THE TROUBLE RAISER (18 Sep 59)
155. CLUTTERBUCK (25 Sep 59)
156. THE LEAN YEARS (2 Oct 59)
157. THE BLOOD FIGHT (9 Oct 59)
158. SOMEONE WE KNOW (16 Oct 59)
159. A CARD FROM ALISON (23 Oct 59)
160. MOVEMENT OF TROOPS (30 Oct 59)
161. TICKET FOR TOMORROW (6 Nov 59)
162. OGGIE (13 Nov 59)
163. OUR MISS HAMMOND (20 Nov 59)
164. THE MANOR OF NORTHSTEAD (27 Nov 59)
165. SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE (4 Dec 59)
166. THE ADVOCATE (11 Dec 59)
167. THE CHRISTMAS CARD (18 Dec 59)
168. THE SMALL SERVANT (1 Jan 60)
169. THE MAN WHO COULD FIND THINGS (8 Jan 60)
170. OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES (15 Jan 60)
171. INCIDENT (22 Jan 60)
172. THE BUSH AND THE TREE (29 Jan 60)
173. THE ENGLISH CAPTAIN (5 Feb 60)
174. A HOLIDAY ABROAD (12 Feb 60)
175. THE SONG OF LOUISE IN THE MORNING (19 Feb 60)
176. FIDDLERS FOUR (26 Feb 60)
177. BREAKAWAY (4 Mar 60)
178. A STOP ON THE WAY (11 Mar 60)
179. AT HOME (18 Mar 60)
180. ACT OF TERROR (25 Mar 60)
181. ONCE A CROOK (1 Apr 60)
182. MISSING FROM HOME (8 Apr 60)
183. EACH WIND THAT BLOWS (15 Apr 60)
184. THINK OF THE DAY (22 Apr 60)
185. BRIDGE OF SIGHS (29 Apr 60)
186. THE BIG NIGHT (6 May 60)
187. A MOMENT IN THE SUN (13 May 60)
188. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL (20 May 60)
189. THE OSTRICH (27 May 60)
190. THE UNQUIET SPIRIT (3 Jun 60)
191. MARGARET MOVES ON (10 Jun 60)
192. A PLACE OF MY OWN (17 Jun 60)
193. THE MOMENT OF MILO (24 Jun 60)
194. NIGHT RUN TO THE WEST (30 Jun 60)
195. AFTER THE PARTY (7 Jul 60)
196. COUNTRY COUSINS (14 Jul 60)
197. NIGHT SCHOOL (21 Jul 60)
198. THE BARBER OF STAMFORD HILL (28 Jul 60)
199. THE MIRROR MAZE (4 Aug 60)
200. THE QUEEN’S PEACE (11 Aug 60)
201. A YOUNG LADY OF PROPERTY (18 Aug 60)
202. THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS (25 Aug 60)
203. THE PROBLEM OF GIRL-FRIENDS (1 Sep 60)
204. THE HARSH WORLD (8 Sep 60)
205. THE NEW MAN (15 Sep 60)
206. TOMORROW (29 Sep 60)
207. PENELOPE (6 Oct 60)
208. MURDER STAMP (13 Oct 60)
209. CHANGING VALUES (20 Oct 60)
210. REPRISE (27 Oct 60)
211. INDEPENDENT MEANS (3 Nov 60)
212. OWEN STEPHENS…? (10 Nov 60)
213. THE ESSAY PRIZE (17 Nov 60)
214. THE END OF THE TETHER (24 Nov 60)
215. THE HONEYMOONERS (1 Dec 60)
216. MR KRANE (8 Dec 60)
217. POOR SIDNEY (15 Dec 60)
218. THE TWO WISE VIRGINS OF HOVE (22 Dec 60)
219. THE BOY NEXT DOOR (29 Dec 60)
220. NOT MANY MANSIONS (5 Jan 61)
221. THE ZOO STORY (12 Jan 61)
222. THE DEBT COLLECTOR (19 Jan 61)
223. NANNIE (26 Jan 61)
224. WITNESS – THE NIGHT (2 Feb 61)
225. THE SAVAGES (9 Feb 61)
226. HI DIDDLE DIDDLE (16 Feb 61)
227. BEN SPRAY (23 Feb 61)
228. THE SERPENT’S TOOTH (2 Mar 61)
229. THE SUMMER’S PRIDE (9 Mar 61)
230. THE BALANCE OF HER MIND (16 Mar 61)
231. THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD (23 Mar 61)
232. A BLOW TO THE HEAD (30 Mar 61)
233. PRIVATE POTTER (6 Apr 61)
234. THE SKINT BOYS (13 Apr 61)
235. MARKING TIME (20 Apr 61)
236. THE DEMANDS OF LOVE (27 Apr 61)
237. A DIABOLICAL LIBERTY (4 May 61)
238. THE COLLECTION (11 May 61)
239. THE RECEPTION (18 May 61)
240. JOHNNY DARK (25 May 61)
241. THE PORTRAIT (1 Jun 61)
242. DEATH BY CHOICE (8 Jun 61)
243. A WALK ON THE WATER (15 Jun 61)
244. THE ISLAND (22 Jun 61)
245. BOUIE DE SUIF (29 Jun 61)
246. THE DIFFERENT DRUM (6 Jul 61)
247. PARIS AROUND THE CORNER (13 Jul 61)
248. THE BAD ONE (27 Jul 61)
249. THE DUMB WAITER (10 Aug 61)
250. I, HAVING DREAMT, AWAKE (17 Aug 61)
251. FLY BY NIGHT (24 Aug 61)
252. ONCE MORE MY LOVE (31 Aug 61)
253. THE SQUARE (7 Sep 61)
254. THE MISSING LINKS (14 Sep 61)
255. TAKE A FELLOW LIKE ME (21 Sep 61)
256. MR COLE AND THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (28 Sep 61)
257. THE ROOM (5 Oct 61)
258. GOD AND TONY LOCKWOOD (12 Oct 61)
259. THE JACKPOT QUESTION (19 Oct 61)
260. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (26 Oct 61)
261. THE GOLD HUNTER (2 Nov 61)
262. FLIGHT 447 DELAYED (9 Nov 61)
263. THE GENTLE SHADE (16 Nov 61)
264. JEANETTE (23 Nov 61)
265. A RESOUNDING TINKLE (30 Nov 61)
266. WINNER TAKES THE LADY (28 Dec 61)

Television Playhouse

A Builder By Trade

SEASON TWO 21 September 1962 – 13 June 1963
1. PEACE WITH TERROR (21 Sep 62)
2. THE JOKERS (28 Sep 62)
3. A CHOICE OF WEAPONS (5 Oct 62)
4. LINDA CAME TODAY (12 Oct 62)
5. A FREE WEEKEND (26 Oct 62)
6. UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD (2 Nov 62)
7. NUNCLE (9 Nov 62)
8. THE MORNING AFTER (16 Nov 62)
9. THE ROAD TO ANYWHERE (23 Nov 62)
10. WHEN SILVER DRINKS (30 Nov 62)
11. THE PINKNESS OF IT ALL (7 Dec 62)
12. NO CAUSE FOR ALARM (14 Dec 62)
13. FIDDLERS ALL (21 Dec 62)
14. THE INTERVIEW (28 Dec 62)
15. THE ORDEAL OF DOCTOR SHANNON (4 Jan 63)
16. THE CAGE (11 Jan 63)
17. ADAM’S APPLE (18 Jan 63)
18. THE PALETO CONFESSION (25 Jan 63)
19. EAST OF CHRISTMAS (1 Feb 63)
20. THERE’S NO ROOM FOR YOU HERE FOR A START (8 Feb 63)
21. A BUILDER BY TRADE (15 Feb 63)
22. THE WEDDING DRESS (22 Feb 63)
23. HERO WITH A PAST (1 Mar 63)
24. EXITS AND ENTRANCES (8 Mar 63)
25. THERE COULD BE A KNIGHTHOOD IN IT (15 Mar 63)
26. BEN AGAIN (22 Mar 63)
27. ALONG CAME A SPIDER (29 Mar 63)
28. TOO OLD FOR DONKEYS (4 Apr 63)
29. THE TWO-SEATER BACHELOR DAYS (11 Apr 63)
30. A COSY LITTLE ARRANGEMENT (18 Apr 63)
31. THE READING ROOM (25 Apr 63)
32. RETURN TO THE REGIMENT (2 May 63)
33. BEACHHEAD (9 May 63)
34. 31 BACKYARDS (16 May 63)
35. THE OUTCASTS (23 May 63)
36. THE HARD CASE (6 Jun 63)
37. A SICKENING THUD (13 Jun 63)

Television Playhouse

Peace With Terror.

SEASON THREE 8 August – 12 September 1963
1. THE FRUIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL (8 Aug 63)
2. THE LADS (15 Aug 63)
3. IN CONFIDENCE (22 Aug 63)
4. COLLECT YOUR HAND BAGGAGE (29 Aug 63)
5. THE NIGHT OF THE RECKONING (5 Sep 63)
6. TO BURY CAESAR (12 Sep 63)

SEASON FOUR 6 October 1964
1. IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (6 Oct 64)

There are a few anomalies not included in the above list. Dangerous Cargo (broadcast 28 March 1957) and Torment (28 February 1958) were actually feature films just broadcast under the Television Playhouse banner. Heir For A Shoestring (broadcast 7 December 1961) and The Prizewinner (14 December 1962) were actually Canadian TV productions again broadcast under the Television Playhouse banner.





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