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Boy in the Bush to The Broken Horseshoe – The UK TV Drama Guide

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The UK TV Drama Guide

All dramas starting with the letter AB. This is part seven and takes you from Boy in the Bush to The Broken Horseshoe.

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BOY IN THE BUSH

ABC-Portman / 2x120m-e / 1984 11-18 March

Writer: Hugh Whitmore / Novel: D.H. Lawrence and Mollie Skinner / Camera: Peter Hendry / Music: Bruce Smeaton / Costume: James Murray / Design: Quentin Hole, Brett Moore / Producers: Ian Walker, Geoffrey Daniels / Executive Producer: Ray Alchin / Director: Rob Stewart

Period drama serial. In the 1880’s English Jack Grant travels to Western Australia to work on a farm owned by relatives.

With:- KENNETH BRANAGH as Jack Grant / SIGRID THORNTON as Monica Ellis / STEPHEN BISLEY as Esau / JON BLAKE as Tom Ellis / CELIA DE BURGH as Mary / JOHN FRAWLEY as Mr George / PAUL SMITH as Lennie / BUNNEY BROOKE as Gran Ellis / ALFRED BELL as Dr Rackett / HOWARD BELL as Pa Ellis / FELICITY GORDON as Ma Ellis / DON REID as Mr Grant / LYNNE MURPHY as Mrs Grant / RICHARD MORGAN as Herbert / LOUIS BROWN as Ross / JAMES SUTTON as Alan

 

BOY IN THE SMOKE

BBC ‘The Wednesday Play’ / 1x / 1966 black and white

Writer: Patrick Galvin / Producer: Peter Luke / Director: William Slater

Drama. An newly arrived Irish Immigrant boy faces up to life in London.

Paddy…………………………………………. SEAN CAFFREY

Billy Carey ………………………………….. RAYMOND HUNT

 

BOYS IN BROWN

BBC / 1x105m-e / 1947 27 July black and white

Writer: Reginald Beckwith / Producer: Michael Barry

Drama. The problems of a group of young lads stuck in borstal.Made into a film in 1949.

With:- NIGEL STOCK / ANDRE MORRELL / MICHAEL RIPPER

 

BOYD QC

A-R / x60m-e / 1954-64 black and white

Writer: Jack Roffey / Producer: Caryl Doncaster

Crime drama series. Cases of tough no nonsense barrister Richard Boyd who generally won the cases he took on.

With:- MICHAEL DENISON as Richard Boyd QC / CHARLES LENO as Jack

 

THE BOY DOMINIC

Yorkshire TV / 12x30m-e / 1975

Executive Producer: Jess Yates / Script Editor: Joy Whitby / Producer: Terence Williams

Period drama series. In 1820 Captain Charles Bulman has adventures after being shipwrecked off the coast of Africa.

Captain Bulman…………………………… RICHARD TODD

Emma Bulman……………………………. HILDEGARD NEIL

Dominic Bulman…………………………. MURRAY DALE

Mr Jackson……………………………….. JULIAN GLOVER

Nick Bulman……………………………… MURRAY DALE

 

BOY MEETS GIRL

ABC / 1959-60 black and white

Producer: Jack Good

Music show. A sequel to Oh Boy with the same format presented by Marty Wilde. Adam Faith, Gene Vincent, Terry Dene and Joe Brown were among the acts regularly featured.

 

THE BOYS AND MRS B

BBC ‘Comedy Special’ / 1x30m-e / 1977 Tuesday 7.40pm

Writer: Ronald Wolfe, Ronald Chesney / Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

Comedy. Mrs B has trouble controlling the boys at the youth club she runs.

Mrs B………………………………………….. THORA HIRD

Councillor Cooper…………………………… RICHARD CALDICOTT

Joe Bates…………………………………….. JOHN TORDOFF

Mr Hobkirk…………………………………… GORDEN KAYE

The Stripper…………………………………. LUAN PETERS

Lenny…………………………………………. PETER CLEALL

Dodger……………………………………….. MICHAEL DEEKS

Pete………………………………………….. SEAN CLARKE

Mark…………………………………………. TONY ROBINSON

Tiny………………………………………….. JEFF STEVENSON

 

THE BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF

BBC / 6x70m-e / 1982 10 October – 7 November

Writer: Alan Bleasdale / Producer: Michael Wearing

Hard hitting drama serial which began life as a play called The Black Stuff(2 Jan 1980) with mostly the same credits as the serial. A group of scouse tarmac layers face the harsh realities of life on the dole in Thatcher’s Britain.

With:- MICHAEL ANGELIS as Chrissie Todd / BERNARD HILL as Yosser Hughes / TOM GEORGESON as Dixie Dean / PETER KERRIGAN as George Malone / ALAN IGBON as Loggo Logmond / JULIE WALTERS as Angie Todd / GARY BLEASDALE as Kevin Dean / JEAN BOHT as Miss Sutcliffe / JAMES ELLIS as The Wino

 

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH

BBC1/CV / 20x50m-e / 1991-92 Season One:25 Jan – 5 Apr 91 Season Two:12 May – 14 July 92

Creator: Douglas Livingstone / Producers: Verity Lambert, David Shanks

Crime comedy drama series. An ex pat Englishman living in Oz runs a private detective agency called Melbourne Confidential in partnership with a woman obsessed Aussie.

With:- TIM HEALY as Reg Toomer / CHRIS HAYWOOD as Dennis Tontine / MARK HADDIGAN as Leslie / NADINE GARNER as Arlene Toomer / PAT THOMSON as Doris Toomer / KRIS McQUADE as Delilah

 

BRADFORD RIOTS

Channel 4-Oxford Film and Television / 1x90m / 4 May 2006

Writer/Director: Neil Biswas / Producer: Nicolas Brown / Executive Producers: Mark Bentley, Kate Triggs, Nicolas Kent

Story of the racial tensions that led up to the Bradford Riots on 7 July 2001 and the events that followed as the rioters are systematically hunted down and arrested by the police. Told from the point of view of the members of one Asian family who get caught up in the situation. This was Neil Biswas’s second drama commission for Channel 4 (after Second Generation), The script was based on a year of intense first-hand research within Bradford’s Pakistani community. Biswas looks at this Muslim community from the inside to see how it lived and breathed before mass violence blew up its streets and explores the painful aftermath left in its wake.
With:- SACHA DHAWAN as Karim / ACE BHATTI as Faisa; / VICTOR BANERJEE as Azad / MANJINDER VIRK as Shazia / SYED AHMED as Aki

 

BRAMWELL

Central / 22x60m-e 2x120m-e / 1995-98

Creator: Lucy Gannon / Producers: Tim Whitby, Harriet Davison

Period medical drama series. In Victorian times a strong willed female doctor sets up a thrift hospital.

Eleanor Bramwell………………………… JEMMA REDGRAVE

Robert Bramwell…………………………. DAVID CALDER

Alice Costigan……………………………. MAUREEN BEATTIE

Joe Marsham…………………………….. KEVIN McGONAGLE

Kate………………………………………… KEELEY GAINEY

 

BRAT FARRAR

BBC1 / 6x30m-e / 1985

Writer: James Andrew Hall / Novel: Josephine Tey / Producer: Terrance Dicks / Director: Leonard Lewis

Period mystery serial. In the 1950’s, eight years after going missing believed dead, Brat Farrar or a man claiming to be him turns up to claim his inheritance.

Brat Farrar…………………………………… MARK GREENSTREET

Eleanor……………………………………….. DOMINIQUE BARNES

 

BRAVO TWO ZERO

BBC1 / 2x60m-e / 1999

Writers: Andy McNab, Troy Kennedy Martin / Book: Andy McNab / Producers: Ruth Caleb, Anant Singh / Director: Tom Clegg

Wartime drama. In 1991 at the height of the Gulf War an SAS patrol go deep into Iraqui territory and are soon caught up in a fight for their lives.

Andy……………………………………………. SEAN BEAN

Dinger………………………………………….. STEVE NICHOLSON

Sally……………………………………………. JULIA BOOTH

Stan……………………………………………. ROBERT HOBBS

Jilly…………………………………………….. ALISON COLES

Tony…………………………………………… RICK WARDEN

Baz…………………………………………….. IAN CURTIS

Chris………………………………………….. KEVIN COLLINS

 

BRAZEN HUSSIES

BBC2 / 1x90m-e / 1996

Writer: Martin Edward Hesford / Producer: Tatiana Kennedy / Director: Elijah Moshinsky

Drama. When her takings hit an all time low a pub landlady decides to bring in male strippers to boost trade.

Maureen Hardcastle…………………….. JULIE WALTERS

Jimmy Hardcastle……………………….. ALUN ARMSTRONG

Billy Bowmans…………………………… ROBERT LINDSAY.

Sandra Delaney…………………………. CRISSY ROCK

Mr Belafonte……………………………… JIMMY TARBUCK

Man In the Moon……………………….. JULIAN CLARY

Madame Zavene……………………….. SARA KESTELMAN

 

BREACH OF THE PEACE

ATV / 1x60m-e / 1967

Writer: Jane Gaskell / Director: Shaun O’Riordan

Drama. A couple decide to call off their wedding at the last minute.

With:- GABRIELLE DRAKE / NORMAN ESHLEY

 

BREAD OR BLOOD

BBC / 5x75m-e / 1981

Writer: Peter Ransley / Director: Peter Smith

Period drama serial. Rural life and hard times in England in the 1850’s.

With:- MALCOLM STORRY

 

THE BREADWINNER

BBC / 1x90m-e / 1938 7 November black and white

Writer: W. Somerset Maugham / Producer: Stephen Thomas

Comedy play.

With:- MARGARET VINES / NICHOLAS HANNON / ATHENE SEYLER / D.A. CLARKE-SMITH

 

THE BREAK

ITV Network-Yorkshire / 1×60 minute episode / Thursday 31 Jan 1974 @ 8:30pm

Writer: William Fairchild / Designer: Natasha Kroll / Executive Producer: Peter Willies / Director: David Cunliffe

Drama. Psychiatrist Julian Burroughs and his wife Jane are celebrating their Silver Wedding with a dinner with their closest friend Gerald but the night doesn’t go as planned and terror is soon on the menu.

With:- Robert Shaw asGiles / Mary Ure as Jane / Jack Hedley as Gerald / Suzan Farmer as Janet / Gerald Sim as Julian / Tony Selby as Crawford

 

BREAKAWAY

BBC1 ‘Francis Durbridge Presents’ / 6x30m-e / 1980

Writer: Francis Durbridge / Producer: Ken Riddington / Director: Paul Ciapessoni

Thriller. A police inspector tackles an extraordinary case involving Scotland Yard.

Sam Harvey……………………………….. MARTIN JARVIS

 

BREAKDOWN

BBC / 1x60m-e / 1976

Writer: Julian Bond

Drama. The pressures of a second mortgage and the affair he is having almost drive an insurance broker to a nervous breakdown.

With:- JACK HEDLEY / WANDA VENTHAM

 

BREAKFAST NEWS

BBC1 / x120m-e / 1999- (weekdays 7am)

The BBC’s breakfast show more overtly news based than the others, presenters have included John Nicolson and Sophie Raworth.

 

BREAKFAST TV

Breakfast television was first launched by the BBC on 17th Jan 1983 with a show hosted by Frank Bough and Selina Scott. Two weeks later TV-AM was on the air, this had some heavyweight presenters in the form of David Frost, Michael Parkinson, Angela Rippon and Robin Day. However it was the BBC show that took the ratings at first with TV-AM on the verge of calling it a day. Their unlikely saviour was a fast talking puppet rat called Roland who helped revitalise the show. Later hosts included Anne Diamond, Nick Owen, Mike Morrissey, John Stapleton and Jayne Irving.

 

THE BREAKING OF COLONEL KEYSER

ITV Network-Thames (for Armchair Theatre) / 1x60m-e / Broadcast 17 October 1972

Writer: Robert Holles / Producer: Kim Mills / Production Design: Marilyn Taylor / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley / Director: Mike Vardy

Wartime drama. A wild infantry officer is sacked on the eve of D-Day because of his harsh training methods.

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COLIN BLAKELY as Keyser / PAUL EDDINGTON as Vandenburgh / DONALD SUMPTER as Dellow / JAMES COSSINS as Partridge / DENNIS WATERMAN as Goodall / BASIL HENSON as Oxted / JACK MAY as Watts / ANTHONY LANGDON as Musgrove / DENNIS BLANCH as Bambridge / PETER MAYOCK as Parker / RICHARD HENRY as Kirby / MARK ALLINGTON as Private / CARL RIGG as Diplock / RICHARD STEELE as Cook Staff Sergeant / SUSAN BROWN as Naafi Girl / ROGER ROWLAND as Parsons / JONATHAN GARDNER as Avery / JONATHAN COLLINS as Ticehurst

 

BREAKING THE CODE

BBC1 / 1x75m-e / 1997

Writer: Hugh Whitmore / Producer: Jack Emery / Director: Herbert Wise

Period drama. The story Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who turned the course of World War II by cracking the German Enigma code.

Alan Turing………………………………… DEREK JACOBI

Young Alan……………………………….. WILLIAM MANNERING

Sara Turing………………………………… PRUNELLA SCALES

Dilwyn Knox………………………………. RICHARD JOHNSON

Mick Ross………………………………… ALUN ARMSTRONG

Pat Green…………………………………. AMANDA ROOT

John Smith……………………………….. HAROLD PINTER

Ron Miller…………………………………. JULIAN KERRIDGE

 

BREAKOUT

BBC1 / 1x90m-e / 1997 26 June

Writer: Michael Stewart / Producer: Peter Norris

SciFi drama. A pair of scientists investigate a pesticide that may be highly dangerous to humans.

Dr Neil McFarlane……………………… NEIL DUDGEON

Dr Lisa Temple…………………………. SAMANTHA BOND

 

A BREED OF HEROES

BBC1 / 1x90m-e / 1994

Writer: Charles Wood / Producer: Andree Molyneaux / Director: Diarmuid Lawrence

Period drama. In 1971 a group of soldiers arrive in Belfast for a stressful tour of duty.

Lt Charles Thoroughgood……………… SAMUEL WEST

Lt Col Ian Gowie………………………… NICHOLAS FARRELL

Brian Beazeley………………………….. RICHARD GRIFFITHS

Lt Chatsworth……………………………. JOHNATHON FIRTH

Major Edward Lumley…………………. ROBERT BATHURST

L/Cpl Van Horne……………………….. SHAUN DINGWALL

Jack Smiles…………………………….. DENYS HAWTHORNE

 

BRENSHAM PEOPLE

BBC / 3x45m-e / 1976

Writer: Hugh Whitmore / Novels: John Moore

Period drama serial. Life in a Gloustershire village.

 

BRETT

BBC / 19x50m-e / 1971

Producer: Royston Morley

Drama series. The problems of a powerful tycoon.

With:- PATRICK ALLEN / JOHN BENNETT

 

THE BRETTS

Central / 12x60m-e / 1987

Producer: Tony Charles

Period drama series. Stories of a family of actors during the 1920’s.

Charles Brett………………………………. NORMAN RODWAY

Martha Brett……………………………….. BELINDA LANG

Lydia Brett…………………………………. BARBARA MURRAY

Edwin Brett………………………………… DAVID YELLAND

 

BRIAN RIX FARCES

From the 1950’s onwards Brian Rix presented many farces, as these were stage productions simply tele-recorded they are not actually TV Productions, but these farces were a staple element of bank holidays etc, for many a year. The farces usually went out under umbrella titles such as Laughter From the Whitehall, Brian Rix Farces, Brian Rix Presents, Six of Rix, etc.

 

BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

ITV ‘Ruth Rendell’ / 2x60m-e / 1997

Writer: Guy Meredith / Story: Ruth Rendell / Producer: Neil Zeigler

Thriller serial. Nicholas Sorenson discovers that the man who made his father redundant is having an affair, but this affair threatens to shake his own family’s existence.

Julius Sorenson…………………………. PAUL FREEMAN

Nick Hawthorne…………………………. TIM WOODWARD

Annabel Lynes………………………….. ABIGAIL CRUTTENDEN

Nicholas Hawthorne……………………. JAMES D’ARCY

Emma Sorenson……………………….. FIONA MOLLISON

D.S. Khan……………………………….. RAVI KAPOOR

 

BRICK IS BEAUTIFUL

BBC / 1x50m-e / 1986

Writer: Andy Armitage / Director: David Wheatley

Drama. A teenager begins dealing in illegal second hand bricks.

With:- CHRIS WILD / CAROLINE MILMOE

 

BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW

ATV / 1x30m-e / 1977 11 August – Thursday 7.00pm

Writers: Andrew McCulloch, John Flanagan / Producer/Director: Les Chatfield

Comedy. Jobbing builder Ernie Randle is given a commission to build a house.

Ernie Randle……………………………….. MICHAEL ELPHICK

Phoebe………………………………………. AMANDA REISS

 

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED

Granada / 11x60m-e / 1980 12 October – 22 December

Writer: John Mortimer / Novel: Evelyn Waugh / Music: Geoffrey Burgon / Design: Peter Phillips / Costume: Jane Robinson / Producer: Derek Granger / Directors: Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge

Period drama serial. Before World War II Charles Ryder finds his life becoming entangled with that of the wealthy Sebastian Flyte and his stately home Bridehead Castle. Although very nearly held up by a technicians strike the show went on to massively popular in the UK and throughout the world.

With:- JEREMY IRONS as Charles Ryder / ANTHONY ANDREWS as Sebastian Flyte / LAURENCE OLIVIER as Lord Marchmain / JOHN GIELGUD as Edward Ryder / DIANA QUICK as Lady Julia Flyte / CLAIRE BLOOM as Lady Marchmain / SIMON JONES as Lord Brideshead / PHOEBE NICHOLLS as Lady Cordelia Flyte / JANE ASHER as Celia Mulcaster / NICKOLAS GRACE as Anthony Blanche / STEPHANE AUDRAN as Cara

 

THE BRIDES IN THE BATH

ITV1 / 1x120m / 31 December 2003
Writer: Glenn Chandler / Director: Harry Bradbeer / Producer: Alan Dossor

Period crime drama. True story of George Joseph Smith who in the early 1900’s married a succession of women, three of whom he murdered in their bath shortly afterwards to receive their inheritance or collect on a life insurance policy he had taken out on them. He was found guilty and hanged in 1915.

With:- MARTIN KEMP as George Joseph Smith / RICHARD GRIFFITHS as Sir Edward Marshall-Hall / CHARLOTTE RANDLE as Bessie Mundy / EMMA FERGUSON as Alice Burnham / JENNIFER CALVERT as Caroline Thornhill / CAROLYN BACKHOUSE as Margaret Lofty / TRACEY WILKINSON as Edith May Smith

 

THE BRIEF

TVS / 13x60m-e / 1984

Creator: Ray Jenkins / Executive Producer: James Gatwood / Producer: Rex Firkin

Crime drama series. Barrister Lucas Hellier goes to Germany to defend a British soldier accused of defecting to the East and ends up involved in all kinds of intrigue.

With:- RAY LONNEN as Lucas Hellier / ISOBEL BLACK as Samantha Hellier / SABINE POSTAL as Annika Newman

 

THE BRIEF

ITV1 / 8x90m / 2004-2005

Writer: Dusty Hughes / Director: Jack Gold / Executive Producer: Ted Childs

Legal drama. Henry Farmer is a talented but somewhat unconventional junior barrister with a complicated personal life and mounting gambling debts. Season one began started 25 April 2004 and season two started 7 October 2005.

With:- ALAN DAVIES as Henry Farmer/ CHERIE LUNGHI as Cleo Steyn QC / ZARA TURNER as Polly Graham

 

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

ITC/Ponti / 1x75m-e / 1975 4 January

Writer: John Bowen / Producer: Duane C. Bogie / Director: Alan Bridges Drama.

Remake of the David Lean/Noel Coward film. A married housewife begins an affair with an also married doctor.

With:- RICHARD BURTON / SOPHIA LOREN / JACK HEDLEY / ROSEMARY LEACH / ANN FIRBANK / JOHN LE MESURIER

 

BRIEFEST ENCOUNTER

ITV ‘Rik Mayall Presents’ / 1x60m / 27 May 1993

Writer: Peter Learmouth / Director: Nick Hamm / Producer: Andy Harries

Greg things his luck is in when a beautiful journalist invites him back to her flat. But he finds he has a serious rival for her affections – in her pet dog.

With:- RIK MAYALL as Greg / AMANDA DONOHOE as Siobhan

 

BRIGADISTA

BBC1 / 1x70m-e / 1981

Writer: Terence Hodgkinson / Script Editor: Maggie Allen / Design: Guthrie Hutton / Producer: Bob McIntosh / Director: Chris Lovett

Drama. Renowned author James Fuller Hayes pays a visit to Glasgow to promote his new book which is about the Spanish Civil War, a meeting with two former friends (who he was in the International Brigade with) gives him pause for thought.

With:- PAUL ROGERS as James Fuller Hayes / PATRICIA BRAKE as Penny / JAMES COPELAND as Billy / PHIL McCALL as Bob / GEORGE REX as Bingo Caller / DAVID McCOLL as Boy / DONNA MICHELLE FINDLAY as Girl

 

BRIGHT HAIR

BBC1 / 2x65m-e / 1997

Writer: Peter Ransley from his novel. / Producer: Brian Donovan / Director: Christopher Menaul

Psychological thriller serial. In the village of Ashminster a brutal murder occurs. Teenager Ann Devonish discovers the body and the find has a profound effect on her.

Ann Devonish……………………………… EMILIA FOX

David Miles………………………………… JAMES PUREFOY

Lawrence Churchman…………………… OLIVER MILBURN

Insp Gates………………………………… JOHN BOWE

Norma Devonish…………………………. JIM CARTER

Eileen Devonish………………………….. PATRICIA KERRIGAN

Miss Montrose…………………………… VICTORIA WICKS

 

THE BRIGHT SIDE

ITV / 1x60m-e / 1966 black and white

Writer: Hugh Forbes

Drama. A newspaper reporter contemplates beginning an affair.

With:- WILLIAM LUCAS / COLETTE O’NEILL / JUDY PARFITT

 

THE BRIGHTON BELLE

BBC1 / 3x50m-e / 1972 6 January – 20 January

Writer: Alan Melville

Comedy drama serial. A group of people reflect on the demise of the train of the title.

With:- DORA BRYAN

 

BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE

BBC / 1x90m-e / 1987

Writer: Dennis Potter / Producer: Kenith Trodd

Drama. A sinister young man inveigles his way into the home of the Bates who have a brain damaged daughter. Made in 1976 the play was withheld by the BBC on the grounds of taste but was finally transmitted in a Dennis Potter retrospective in 1987(25 August).

Mr Bates…………………………………….. DENHOLM ELLIOTT

Mrs Bates…………………………………… PATRICIA LAWRENCE

Martin………………………………………… MICHAEL KITCHEN

Pattie………………………………………… MICHELLE NEWELL

 

BRING ON THE GIRLS

Thames / 2×60 minute episode / Wednesday 28 July 1976 @ 8.00pm and Wednesday 22 June 1977 @ 7.30pm

Writers: Dick Hills, Barry Cryer / Producer: Keith Beckett / Executive Producer: Philip Jones

Light entertainment. A pair of specials starring Bruce Forsyth accompanied by a collection of females. These were:- Honor Blackman, Twiggy, The Three Degrees, Lena Zavaroni and the Lionel Blair Dancers.

 

BRINKS MAT: THE GREATEST HEIST

C4 / 2x60m / 24 Nov, 1 Dec 2003

Director: Bruce Goodison / Producer: Mark Hayhurst

Thriller. Telling the story of the robbery of a warehouse near Heathrow which unexpectedly turned out to have £26 million in gold bars awaiting transit and made it the biggest heist ever. Using news footage, police reconstruction tapes and dramatised sequences, the story of the robbery, the police investigation, and the attempt to recover the gold and the proceeds from its disposal is told. Narrated by Steven Mackintosh.

With:- RUSSELL LEVY as Michael Scouse / CAVAN CLERKIN as Robin Riseley / ROLAND MANOOKIAN as Tony Black / JONNY PHILLIPS as Michael McAvoy / NICOLA STAPLETON as Kathy Meacock / RUPERT PROCTER as Michael Relton / GEOFF BELL as Kenneth Noye

 

BROKE

BBC1 / 1x90m-e / 1990

Writer: Stephen Bill / Director: Alan Dosser

Drama. A small time businessman finds himself going bankrupt.

With:- TIMOTHY SPALL / SHEILA KELLY / LARRY LAMB

 

BROKEN GLASS

ITV – Central / 1x60m-e / 1982

Writer: James Andrew Hall

Thriller. A young girl with strange parents goes missing.

With:- BERNARD HEPTON / JAMES GROUT / STEPHANIE COLE

 

BROKEN GLASS

BBC Wales / 1x30m-e / 1995

Writer: Peter Lloyd

Drama. A man reappears in his family’s life after a long absence.

With:- KARL JOHNSON / MELANIE WALTERS

 

BROKEN GLASS

BBC2 ‘Performance’ / 1x75m-e / 1997

Writer: David Thacker, David Holman / Play:Arthur Miller / Producer: Fiona Finlay / Director: David Thacker

Period drama. In Brooklyn in 1938 Sylvia Gellburg is stricken by a strange paralysis in her legs.

Dr Harry Hyam………………………….. MANDY PATANKIN

Sylvia Gellburg………………………….. MARGOT LEICESTER

Philip Gellburg………………………….. HENRY GOODMAN

Margaret Hyam…………………………. ELIZABETH McGOVERN

Harriet……………………………………. JULIA SWIFT

Stanton Case…………………………… ED BISHOP

Myra……………………………………… GABRIELLE LLOYD

 

THE BROKEN HORSESHOE

BBC /6x30m-e / 1952 15 Mar – 19 Apr

Writer: Francis Durbridge

TV’s first thriller serial.

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