The UK TV Drama Guide
All dramas starting with the letter A. This is part one and takes you from Abide With Me to The Advocates.
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THE ADVENTURES OF MR PASTRY
ATV / 1X30m-e / 1958 21 June – Sat 6.00pm
Comedy. Mr Pastry takes acting lessons from a charlatan posing as an acting teacher.
With:- RICHARD HEARNE as Mr Pastry / BUSTER KEATON as Professor / PEGGY MOUNT as Landlady
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
ITC-Sapphire / 143x30m-e / 1956-60 /Black and White
Executive Producer:Hannah Weinstein/ Music:Dick James
Period action adventure series. Exploits of Robin Hood and his merry men as they try to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Throughout the shows run various of the characters were played by several actors, in fact Paul Eddington pops up a number of times in different roles.
With:- Richard Greene as Robin Hood / Alexander Gauge as Friar Tuck / Alan Wheatley as The Sheriff of Nottingham / Archie Duncan as Little John(1) / Rufus Cruickshank as Little John(2) / Bernadette O’Farrell as Maid Marion(1) / Patricia Driscoll as Maid Marion(2) / Paul Eddington as Will Scarlett(1) / Ronald Howard as Will Scarlett(2)/ Hubert Gregg as Prince John(1) / Brian Haines as Prince John (2) / Donald Pleasance as Prince John(3) / Peter Asher as Prince Arthur (1) / Richard O’Sullivan as Prince Arthur(2) / Jonathan Bailey as Prince Arthur(3)
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Granada / 12 x 60m-e / 1x120m-e / 1984
Creator:John Hawkesworth / Producer:Michael Cox, June Wyndham Davies / Theme Composer:Patrick Gowers
Period crime drama series. Cases of the great Victorian detective. This series heralded a new realistic era for Holmes. See also The Return of…, The Casebook of…, and The Memoirs of…
With:- JEREMY BRETT as Sherlock Holmes / DAVID BURKE as Doctor Watson / ROSALIE WILLIAMS as Mrs Hudson / COLIN JEAVONS as Inspector Lestrade / CHARLES GRAY as Mycroft Holmes
THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT
ITC/Sapphire / 30x30m-e / 1956-57 bw
Exp:Hannah Weinstein / Composer:Edwin Astley / Producer:Sidney Cole, Dallas Bower, Bernard Knowles,
Period action adventure series. Stories of Sir Lancelot and other knight of the Round Table.
With:- WILLIAM RUSSELL as Sir Lancelot Du Lac / JANE HYLTON as Queen Guinevere / BRUCE SEATON as King Arthur / CYRIL SMITH as Merlin / ROBERT SCOGGINS as Brian
THE ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL; See The Scarlet Pimpernel
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
BBC / x30m-e / Mid 1960’s
Novel: Mark Twain
Period drama serial. In the late 19th century young scallywag Tom Sawyer gets mixed up in adventure with his best friend Huck Finn.
With:- FRED SMITH as Tom / MIKE STROHTEIDE as Huck / BETTY HARDY as Aunt Polly
THE ADVENTURES OF WILLIAM TELL
ITC / 39x30m-e / 1958-59 bw
Creator:Leslie Arliss / Composer:Harold Durrell / Producer:Leslie Arliss, Ralph Smart
Period action adventure series. In 14th Century Austria William Tell finds himself tangling with the evil Gessler.
With:-CONRAD PHILLIPS as William Tell / JENNIFER JAYNE as Hedda Tell / WILLOUGHBY GODDARD as Gessler / RICHARD ROGERS as Walter Tell / NIGEL GREEN as Fertog
BBC / 1x105m-e / 1950 30 July bw
Writer:Terence Rattigan / Producer:Michael Barry
Period drama. The life story of Alexander The Great.
With:- ANDREW OSBORN as Alexander / GLADYS COOPER as Queen Mother of Persia / PATRICK TROUGHTON / TERENCE LONGDEN / MICHAEL HORDERN
BBC / 1x100m-e / 1961 12 June bw
Writer:Terence Rattigan / Producer:Rudolph Cartier
Period drama. A remake of the 1950 play.
With:- SEAN CONNERY as Alexander / MARGARETTA SCOTT as Queen Mother of Persia
Scottish TV / 6×60 minutes / 1992-93
Writer: Alma Cullen / Producer/Director: Peter Barber -Fleming
Two three part crime drama serials about The cases of a Scottish law firm.
with:- ISLA BLAIR / STELLA GONET / RACHEL WEISZ
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