UK TV Drama Guide

Cadfael to The Case of the Frightened Lady – The UK TV Drama Guide

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The UK TV Drama Guide

All dramas starting with the letter C. This is part one and takes you from Cadfael to The Case of the Frightened Lady .

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CADFAEL

 

THE CAESARS

Granada / 6x60m-e / 1968 22 September – 27 October

Writer/Producer: Philip Mackie / Director: Derek Bennett

Period drama serial. The same period tackled by the later I Claudius and featuring the same Roman emperors and families.

Augustus…………………………………… ROLAND CULVER

Germanicus……………………………….. ERIC FLYNN

Tiberius…………………………………….. ANDRE MORELL

Sedanus…………………………………… BARRIE INGHAM

Caligula……………………………………. RALPH BATES

Claudius…………………………………… FREDDIE JONES

Livia………………………………………… SONIA DRESDEL

 

CAKES AND ALE

BBC / 3x50m-e / 1975

Writer/Producer: Harry Green

Period drama serial. A biographer plans a book about a famous writer but finds out the facts are not as they seem.

With:- JUDY CORNWELL as Rosie / LYNN FARLEIGH / JAMES GROUT / MICHAEL HORDERN / MIKE PRATT / PETER JEFFREY

 

CALEB WILLIAMS

C4/Tyne Tees / 6x55m-e / 1983

Writer: Robin Chapman / Novel: William Godwin / Director: Herbert Wise

Period drama serial. An 18th century tale of dark secrets and derring do.

With:- MICK FORD / STEPHEN REA / CHRISSIE COTTERILL

 

CALF LOVE

BBC / 1x75m-e / 1966 black and white

Writer: Philip Purser / Novel: Vernon Bartlett / Producer: Peter Luke / Director: Gilchrist Calder

Drama. When a young English exchange student stays with a German family he finds himself falling for the daughters.

With:- SIMON WARD / ISOBEL BLACK / WARREN MITCHELL

 

CALLAN

ABC/Thames / 37x60m-e / 1967-72

Creator: James Mitchell / Executive Producer: Lloyd Shirley / Producer: Reginald Collin

Spy drama series. The cases of dour British secret service agent David Callan. Initially developed by ABC and then taken on by Thames when it secured the ITV London franchise in 1968, ‘Callan’, with its distinctive ’swinging lightbulb’ opening sequence, remains one of the great TV dramas.
Influenced more by the down at heel Harry Palmer style of British spying than the glamorous James Bond version, Callan was an edgy, friendless and reluctant assassin trapped in a job he loathed.
The character first appeared in A Magnum for Schneider, a pilot episode screened in February 1967 as part of the Armchair Theatre series of one-off television plays. Disgraced former top agent David Callan (Edward Woodward) is given an opportunity to redeem himself with one more liquidation. The catch is that his superior, Colonel Hunter, frames him for the killing and, in so doing, traps Callan into working through 44 more hard-bitten episodes during which he must face all manner of menacing adversaries against every hazardous location that could be dreamed up, from Canadian atomic power stations to sunken ships.
The great strength of Callan was its humanity. Woodward, who was in his late thirties when the series began, was an ordinary looking man with extraordinary skills. Hunter, who was played by a variety of actors during the course of the four series, knew that Callan’s weakness was that he cared about people even though his profession made it impossible for him to get emotionally involved. In turn, the urbane Hunter needed Callan’s brilliance, even though he accepted that Callan was the one man he could not completely control.
No account of Callan would be complete without mention of one of the most enduring supporting characters in British television history. The relationship between Callan and Russell Hunter’s smelly, petty villain, Lonely, was fascinating. Callan treated Lonely, who supplied him with under-the-counter firearms and useful information, with complete disdain. At the same time, however, he also protected his little accomplice, finding him a job as driver of the communications car, a taxi filled with high-tech listening devices.

With:- EDWARD WOODWARD as David Callan / RUSSELL HUNTER as Lonely / ANTHONY VALENTINE as Toby Meres / PATRICK MOWER as Cross / Hunter has been played by RONALD RADD, MICHAEL GOODLIFFE, DEREK BOND, AND WILLIAM SQUIRE

 

CALL BOY

BBC / 5x60m-e / 1957 16 January – 8 May Shown Monthly black and white

Variety/Comedy. A young stage hand has to make sure that various acts get to the stage on time. The show mixed sitcom elements and clips of the acts themselves.

With:- JIMMY CLITHEROE / EDDIE LESLIE

 

CALL EARNSHAW

C4/YTV / 1x30m-e / 1984 17 December – Monday 8.30pm

Writer: Graham White / Producer/Director: Alan Tarrant

Comedy. An ex-policeman is now a down at heel private detective.

Earnshaw…………………………………… TREVOR BANNISTER

Mavis………………………………………… DIANA RAYWORTH

Higgins………………………………………. DEREK ROYALE

 

CALL IN ON…

UK / ITV Network / 20×30/20 minute episodes / 7 August 1964 – 15 December 1965 black and white

Producers: Victor Rudolf, Albert Locke

This occasional series of entertainment/variety specials featured middle of the road singers such as Ronnie Carroll, Dickie Valentine, Mark Wynter and Tom Jones. The guest stars were among the likes of Alma Cogan, Susan Maughan and The Seekers and the music was provided by The Jack Parnell Orchestra conducted by Alan Braden.
AIR DATES
Call In On Carroll (10 Editions / 7 August – 30 September 1964) / Call In On Wynter (6 Editions / 6,7 and 13 October 1964 and 28 July, 10 November, 15 December 1965) / Call In On Valentine (3 Editions / 20 January, 3 February and 6 April 1965) / Call In On Tom (1 Edition / 17 November 1965)

 

CALL ME MISTER

BBC1 / 9x50m-e / 1986

Creator/Producer: Robert Banks Stewart / Script Editor: Bob Baker / Theme Music: George Fenton

Crime drama series. An Australian ex-cop comes to Britain to work as a Private detective.

With:- STEVE BISLEY / DULICE LEICER / DAVID BAMBER / HAYDYN GWYNNE / RUPERT FRAZER

 

A CALL ON KUPRIN

BBC / 2x60m-e / 1961 black and white

Writer: Anthony Stevens / Producer/Director: John Jacobs

Thriller serial. A group of British spies set up a plan to kidnap a Russian dissident.

With:- MARIUS GORING / ERIC PORTMAN / JOHN GREGSON / NATASHA PARRY

 

CALL OXBRIDGE 2000

ATV / x60m-e / 1961-62 black and white

Creator: Diana Morgan / Producer: Rex Firkin

Medical drama series. A spin off from Emergency Ward 10 which saw the character of Dr Rennie from that show set up in business as a GP. See also 24 Hour Call.

Dr Rennie……………………………………. RICHARD THORP

Dr Richard Graham……………………….. NOEL HOWLETT

 

CALL RED

ITV / 7x60m-e / 1996

Producer: Gillian Gordon

Medical drama series. Stories from an airborne medical rescue team.

Phillip Tulloch…………………………….. MICHAEL CARTER

Sean Brooks……………………………… SEAMUS GUBBINS

Alyson Butler…………………………….. ALLIE BYRNE

Sam Kline………………………………… ADAM LEVY

Jude Patton………………………………. CLAIRE BENEDICT

 

 

CALLING THE SHOTS

BBC1 / 2x90m-e / 1994

Writer: Laura Lamson / Producer: David Snodin / Director: Ross Devonish

Thriller serial. Documentary reporter Maggie Donnelly finds her life under threat when she plans to expose a rapist.

Maggie Donnelly……………………………. LYNN REDGRAVE

Jenkins……………………………………….. EDWARD CLAYTON

Nick…………………………………………… JACK SHEPHERD

Brian…………………………………………. JAMES PUREFOY

Charlie……………………………………….. JOHN BENFIELD

 

CAMBRIDGE SPIES

BBC2 / 4x60m / started 9 May 2003

Writer: Peter Moffatt / Director: Tim Fywell / Producer: Mark Shivas

The story of Britain’s most infamous double agents, Philby, Burgess, Blunt and Maclean. Starting in the 1930s when they were recruited during their Cambridge university days by the soviets and following them as they wormed their way into the British establishment.

With:- TOBY STEPHENS as Kim Philby / TOM HOLLANDER as Guy Burgess / SAMUEL WEST as Anthony Blunt / RUPERT PERRY-JONES as Donald Maclean

 

THE CAMERONS

BBC Scotland / 6x50m-e / 1979

Writer: Bill Craig

Period drama serial. The ups and downs of one Scottish family.

With:- MORAG HOOD

 

THE CAMOMILE LAWN

C4/Zed / 5x65m-e / 1991 5 – 26 March

Writer: Ken Taylor / Novel: Mary Wesley / Director: Peter Hall

Period drama serial. The convoluted and surprisingly explicit love lives of a group of cousins just before and during World War II. The series garnered quite a bit of controversy (and publicity) thanks to its frankness with language and sex scenes.

With:- JENNIFER EHLE as Calypso / TOBY STEPHENS as Oliver / FELICITY KENDAL as Helen Cuthbertson / PAUL EDDINGTON as Richard Cuthbertson / OLIVER COTTON as Max Erstweiler / TARA FITZGERALD as Polly / REBECCA HALL as Sophy / CLAIRE BLOOM as Older Sophy / VIRGINIA McKENNA as Older Polly

 

THE CAMPAIGN

BBC2 / 1x / 22 January 1983

One-off drama tracing the fundamental changes to the Labour Party’s constitution showing events that had altered the political face of Britain.

 

CAMPAIGN

BBC2 / 5x55m-e / 1987 6 Jan – 10 Feb

Writer: Gerald MacDonald / Producer: Ruth Boswell / Director: Brian Farnham

Drama serial. Life in a busy advertising agency.

With:- PENNY DOWNIE / JEREMY CLYDE / GARY WALDHORN / JOSIE LAWRENCE / CHARLOTTE COLMAN / JOHN FORTUNE

 

CAMPAIGN FOR ONE

BBC1 / 1x75m-e / 1965 3 March black and white

Writers: Madeleine Douglas, Anthony Church / Director: Moira Armstrong

SciFi Drama. An astronaut finds himself trapped in space after his craft malfunctions.

With:- BARRY FOSTER as Sq Ldr Osborne / JERRY STOVIN as Col Anderson / JEREMY KEMP as Sq Ldr Cooper / PEARL CATLIN as Helen Osborne / ROBERT ARDEN as Major Max Baker

 

THE CAMPBELLS

UK-Canada / ScottishTV-Click TV-DirecTV / 99x30m-e / 1985-88

Producer: Leonard White, John Delmage

Period drama series. In the 1830’s a Scottish family emigrate to a frontier life in Canada.

With:- MALCOLM STODDARD as Dr James Campbell / AMBER LEA WESTON as Emma Campbell / JOHN WILDMAN as Neil Campbell / ERIC RICHARDS as John Campbell / CEDRIC SMITH as Capt Thomas Simms / WENDY LYON as Rebecca Simms

 

CAMPION

BBC1-Consolidated / 16x50m-e / 1989-91 Season One: 22 Jan – 12 Mar

Created by John Hawkesworth / Music: Nigel Hess / Script Editor: Devora Pope / Producer: Ken Riddington

Period crime drama series. The stories were all two parters. Created by Margery Allingham (and appearing in some 26 books) Albert Campion was a private detective operating in the 1930s helped out by his tough manservant and general aide de camp Magersfontain Lugg (a former cat burglar ). The stories are wonderfully filmed in the style of the BBC’s Miss Marple series with Campion getting around in a fantastic vintage looking Lagonda.

With:- PETER DAVISON as Albert Campion / BRIAN GLOVER as Magersfontain Lugg / ANDREW BURT as Ch Insp Stanislaus Oates

 

CANARY WHARF

LiveTV / x30m-e / 1996

Very low budget soap made for and set in a cable TV station. Shown only on cable TV. The show billed itself as being never more than five minutes away from a snog.

With :- CLARE WILKIE / KIKA MIRALEES / DAVID CURTIZ / DAVID BANKS / JACINTA MULCAHY

 

CANDID CAMERA

ITV (ABC 1960-67 and LWT 1974) / x30 minute episodes / 1960-67 and 1974

Creator: Allen Funt

Entertainment. A fool the public hidden camera show presented by Bob Monkhouse and then Jonathan Routh. After the “con” was unveiled the individual involved was exhorted to “Smile, You’re on Candid Camera” when smile was often the last thing they wanted to do. The show was revived in 1974 and presented by Peter Dulay. Based on a US original other very similar shows include Game For A Laugh, Beadles About and The HIdden Camera Show amongst others.

 

CANDIDE

BBC (Play of the Month) / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 16 February 1973

Author of original work: Volataire / Costume Design: Elizabeth Waller / Production Design: Eileen Diss / Producer: Cedric Messina / Director: James MacTaggart

Period drama. A salve on human weaknesses in which the lead character is determined to make the most of life.

cast
FRANK FINLAY as Voltaire / IAN OLGILVY as Candide / EMRYS JAMES as Dr Pangloss / ANGELA RICHARDS as Cunegonde / KATHLEEN HELME as Old Woman / CLIFTON JONES as Cacambo / LEOANRD MAGUIRE as Martin / NICHOLAS JONES as Young Baron

 

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

ITV1 / 1x90m / 13 December 2004

Writer: Tony Jordan / Director: Reza Moradi / Producer: Kumari Salgado

Drama. In order to impress his wife hard-up Alan Harris pretends to have won millions on the Lottery and finds that the publicity alone opens doors for him with banks and shops only too pleased to extend him credit for when the big cheque comes through. But he takes it too far and is eventually arrested for fraud. Based on a true story.

With: MARTIN KEMP as Alan Harris / MICHELLE COLLINS as Donna Harris / JO-ANNE KNOWLES as Gilly Thwaite / JULIE PEASGOOD as Janice / DANIEL KRUYER as Charlie / HARLEY CUTHBERT as Vicky

 

CANTERBURY TALES

BBC1 / 6x60m / started 11 September 2003 / 9:00pm

Producer: Kate Bartlett

A series of six separate dramas reworking Geoffrey Chauncer’s medieval tales into a modern setting. The uniformly excellent cast included the likes of Keeley Hawes, John Simm, James Nesbitt, Dennis Waterman, Bill Paterson and Andrew Lincoln.

 

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

HTV/Poltytel / 1x60m-e / 1974

Writer: Robin Miller / Story: Oscar Wilde / Producer: Joseph Cates / Director: Walter Miller

Spooky comedy drama. An American family move into an English and are somewhat put out to find it inhabited by the 200 year old ghost of former owner Sir Simon de Canterville.

With:- DAVID NIVEN as Sir Simon / FLORA ROBSON / JAMES WHITMORE / AUDREY LINDLEY / MAURICE EVANS

 

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

Carlton / 1x90m-e / 1997 26 December

Writer: Olivia Hatreed / Producer: Alan Horrox / Director: Crispin Reece

Period comedy drama. A faithful rendering of the Oscar Wilde short story about an American family in Victorian times moving into a stately home and finding it haunted by a 200 year old ghost. Previously done in 1974.

Sir Simon de Canterville…………………. IAN RICHARDSON

Lucretia Otis………………………………. CELIA IMRIE

Hiram Otis…………………………………. ROLF SAXON

Virginia Otis……………………………….. SARAH JANE-POTTS

Lord Cheshire…………………………….. JAMES D’ARCY
Madame Murielle………………………… PAULINE QUIRKE

Dampier……………………………………. RIK MAYALL

Lord Dumbleton………………………….. SIR DONALD SINDEN

Davenport………………………………….. IAN McNEICE

 

CAN YOU HEAR ME THINKING

BBC / 1x90m-e / 1990

Writers: Monty Halbrecht, Beverly Marcus

Drama. A family tries to adjust when the teenage son is diagnosed as schizophrenic.

With:- JUDI DENCH / MICHAEL WILLIAMS / SALLY DAINS / RICHARD HENDERS

 

CAPITAL CITY

Thames/Euston / 1x90m-e x60m-e / 1988-90

Creator: Andrew McLear / Music: Colin Towns / Producer: Irving Teitelbaum

Drama series. High octane stories of the traders at a London Merchant bank.

With:- DOUGLAS HODGE as Declan McConnochie / DORIAN HEALY as Jimmy Destry / ROLF SAXON as Hudson J.Talbot III / WILLIAM ARMSTRONG as Max Lubin / ANNA NYGH as Hannah Burgess / EMILY BOLTON as Sylvia Roux Teng / TREVYN McDOWELL / JOANNA KANSKA as Sirkki Nieminen / JASON ISAACS as Chas Ewell

 

CAPSTICK’S LAW

Granada/Messenger / x50m-e / 1989

Writer: John Finch / Producer: Roderick Graham

Period drama series. Cases of the Capstick family firm of solicitors in the 1950’s.

Edward Capstick………………………….. WILLIAM GAUNT

Madge……………………………………….. WANDA VENTHAM

Jonty…………………………………………. CHRISTOPHER VILLIERS

Tony…………………………………………. GUY SCANTLEBURY

Henry Capstick……………………………. ROBIN ELLIS

 

THE CAPTAIN’S DOLL

BBC

Writer: James Saunders / Producer: Louis Marks / Director: Claude Whatham

A dramatisation of a D.H. Lawrence short story.

With:- JEREMY IRONS / JANE LAPOTAIRE

 

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE

BBC1 / 1x30m-e / 1975 2 July – Wednesday 9.25pm

Writers: Dick Clement,Ian La Frenais / Producer: Roger Race

Comedy. A small time crook kidnaps a pop star and holds to ransom.

Leonard…………………………………….. DEREK FOWLDS

Mum………………………………………… DAPHNE HEARD

Uncle Jeffrey………………………………. LESLIE DWYER

Avril…………………………………………. CHERYL HALL

Eric…………………………………………. LEON VITALI

 

CAR ALONG THE PASS

YTV / 1x30m-e / 1977 17 February – Thursday 9.00pm

Writers: Alan Simpson, Ray Galton / Executive Producer: Duncan Wood / Producer/Director: Vernon Lawrence

Comedy. Stiff upper lip Englishman Harry Duckworth takes a camping trip with his wife to the Alps.

Harry Duckworth…………………………. ARTHUR LOWE

Harry’s Wife………………………………. MONA WASHBOURNE

 

CARDIAC ARREST

BBC1/Island World / 20x30m-e / 1994-96

Creator: Jed Mercurio / Producer: Margaret Matheson

Medical drama series. Stressed out times for a group of overworked junior doctors.

Dr Claire Maitland……………………….. HELEN BAXENDALE

Dr Andrew Collin………………………… ANDREW LANCEL

Dr Monica Broome……………………… POOKY QUESNEL

Dr Rajesh Rajah………………………… AHSEN BHATTI

 

CARE

BBC1 (Wales) / 1x75m-e / 2000 (8 October – Sundays 9.00pm)

Writer: Kieran Prendiville / Producers: Ruth Caleb, Louise Panton / Camera: Graham Smith / Script Editor: Sarah Brown / Design: Venita Gribble / Executive Producer: Jane Tranter, Pippa Harris, Aled Eirug / Director: Antonia Bird

Hard hitting drama. 15 years after being sexually abused as a child whilst in care Davey is forced to confront his demons when the home he stayed in, Glenavaon in Caradog, Wales comes under investigation. This drama was followed by a 50 minute discussion show called Forgotten Children highlighting some of the issues raised by the play.

With:- STEVEN MACKINTOSH as Danny / JAYE GRIFFITHS as Elaine / MARIA PRIDE as Pauline / CHARLOTTE CORNWELL as Joanne Hallows / PETER WIGHT as Francis Chambers / ANEIRIN HUGHES as Tom Ferguson / CLIVE MERRISON as Desmond Pickering / RICHARD HARRINGTON as Tony Collins / DANIEL PARKER as Young Davey / KIT JACKSON as Ian Chalmers / MORGAN HOPKINS as Kite / LYNNE HUNTER as Angela / HUW DAVIES as DC Price / WILLIAM IVORY as DS Devlin / JEROME WILLIS as Judge

 

CARIANI AND THE COURTESANS

BBC2 / 1x80m-e / 1987

Writer/Director: Leslie Megahy

Period drama. Episodes from the life of 16th Century Venetian painter Cariani.

With:- PAUL McGANN / DIANA QUICK / LUCY HANCOCK / CHARLES GRAY / CLIVE MERRISON

 

CARLA

ITV1 / 1x120m / 15 September 2003

Book: Joanna Hines / Dramatist: Barbara Machin / Director: Diarmuid Lawrence / Producer: Alison Jackson

Thriller. Helen North meets Carla French on a Greek holiday island and soon discovers that Carla has a lust for life and a penchant for making things up. Following an argument on a dark deserted road Carla is killed and Helen, who passes out during the fight and wakes with a rock in her hand, is convinced she is responsible for Carla’s death – but when Carla’s prone body is hit by a truck the Greek police rule the death accidental and Helen keeps quiet about her involvement. After returning to England a British inquest is opened and she meets Carla’s husband and the truth of what really happened that night emerges.

With:- LESLEY SHARP as Helen North / HELEN McCRORY as Carla French / IAIN GLEN as Daniel French / SHAUN DINGWALL as Paul / HENRY IAN CUSICK as Matt

THE CAR MAN

Channel 4 / 1x100m-e / Saturday 22 December 2001 / 9.00pm

A choreographed dance piece, a reworking of Carmen by Bizet and with the plot line focusing on Luca, a drifter, arriving in the US town of Harmony and beginning an affair with wife of his boss.

With:- ALAN VINCENT as Luka / SARANNE CURTIN as Lana / WILL KEMP as Angelo / ETTA MURFITT as Rita / SCOTT AMBLER as Dino / VICKY EVANS as Mercedes

 

THE CARNFORTH PRACTICE

BBC-2 / 6×50 minute episodes / 1974 (21 April – 26 May)

Creators: Colin Morris, Diane Campbell / Producer: Colin Morris

Legal drama series. Stories of well to do Lake District solicitor the Honourable Greville Carnforth. Some high quality guest stars appeared in this short run series including Leonard Rossiter in episodes one and two, Pamela Salem, Maurice Denham and Colin Baker.

With:- MICHAEL ELWYN as The Honourable Greville Carnforth / AIMEE DELAMAIN as Lady Mary, Dowager Countess of Penmere / PAMELA SALEM as Dr Helen Rheinman / MARK EDWARDS as Lord Penmere / NEVILLE JASON as Gaunt / GODFREY JAMES as Wally Scott / GIGI GATTI as Carmelita

 

CARRIE’S WAR

BBC1 / 1x90m / 1 January 2004

Novel: Nina Bawden / Adaption: Michael Crompton / Director: Coky Geidroyc / Producer: Bill Boyes

Period drama. Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to a Welsh village during the Second World War. They stay with friendly Lou Evans and her strict and stern brother Mr Evans and later meet Mr Evans’ sick sister, Mrs Gotobed, to whom he no longer speaks and her loveable housekeeper Hepzibah. See also the Children’s serial version from 1974 here.

With:- KEELEY FAWCETT as Carrie Willow / ALUN ARMSTRONG as Mr Evans / GERALDINE MCEWAN as Mrs Gotobed / PAULINE QUIRKE as Hepzibah Green / LESLEY SHARPE as Lou Evans / JACK STANLEY as Nick Willow / EDDIE COOPER as Albert Snadwich / JAMIE BEDDARD as Mister Johnny / DANIEL EVANS as Frederick Evans / ANNABELLE APSION as adult Carrie

 

CARROT DEL SOL

LWT/Opix / 1x60m-e / 1981 2 January – Friday 10.15pm

Writer: Jasper Carrott / Producer: Ray Marshall / Director: Terry Ryan

Comedy. Three men go on a package holiday to Spain.

Sago…………………………………………… JASPER CARROTT

Wayne………………………………………… BERNARD LATHAM

Kevin…………………………………………… TERRY MOLLOY

 

CASANOVA

BBC2 / 6x50m-e / 1971 16 Nov – 21 Dec

Writer: Dennis Potter / Producer: Mark Shivas

Period drama serial. An eyebrow raising version of the life of the 18th Century lover who died aged 73(from exhaustion presumably). The show was subsequently for a 4×75 minutes reshowing the following year.

With:- FRANK FINLAY as Giovanni Casanova / NORMAN ROSSINGTON as Lorenzo / ZIENIA MERTON as Christina / CHRISTINE NOONAN as Barbarina / PATRICK NEWELL as Carlo / GEOFFREY WINCOTT as Senator Bragadin / RONALD ADAM as Senior Inquisitor

 

CASANOVA

BBC1 / 3x60m / started 3 April 2005 (previously shown on BBC3)

Writer: Russell T Davies / Director: Sheree Folkson / Producer: Gillian McNeil

Period drama. Old Casanova is nearing his final days and as he completes his journals he tells the story of his younger life to a maid. Young Casanova’s story is one of many women but he becomes obsessed by one woman in particular, Henriette.

With:- PETER O’TOOLE as Old Casanova / DAVID TENNANT as Young Casanova / ROSE BYRNE as Edith the maid / LAURA FRASER as Henriette / NINA SOSANYA as Belinno / SHAUN PARKES as Rocco / RUPERT PERRY-JONES as Grimaldi

 

THE CASE

BBC1 / 1x60m-e / 1972 2 September – Saturday 8.15pm

Writer: Eric Davidson / Producer: Michael Hurll

Comedy. Cliff Richard finds himself involved with a gang of crooks when he accidentally picks up the wrong suitcase at a railway station.The film takes place in Sweden, Norway and Finland and was a Co-Production between the BBC and SR, NRK and YLE.

With:- Cliff Richard, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Olivia Newton John, Matti Ranin, Pekka Laiho,

 

THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Granada / 6x60m-e / 1991

Producer: June Wyndham-Davies

Period crime drama series. A continuation of The Adventures Of… series featuring further cases for the celebrated Victorian detective.

Sherlock Holmes………………………….. JEREMY BRETT

Dr Watson………………………………….. EDWARD HARDWICKE

Mrs Hudson………………………………… ROSALIE WILLIAMS

Inspector Lestrade……………………….. COLIN JEAVONS

Mycroft Holmes…………………………… CHARLES GRAY

 

A CASE OF COINCIDENCE

Meridian / 2x60m-e / 1996 ‘Ruth Rendell Mysteries’

Period crime drama series. A Pair of detectives investigate a murder in the 1950’s.

With:- KEITH BARRON as Insp Masters / RONALD PICKUP as Ch Insp Moore / CAROLINE BLISS as Sarah Quinn / PIP TORRENS as Michael Quinn / KATE BUFFREY as Dr Lucas

 

THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY

Twice done (both BBC) spooky drama about the mysterious Lady Lebanon.

1.BBC 1938 1x90m-e 12 July black and white / Writer: Edgar Wallace/ Producer: Michael Barry

with Cathleen Nesbitt, Andrew Osborn, Rachel Kempson, George Cross, Denis Shaw,

2.BBC2 1983 1x75m-e 28 December / Writer: Victor Pemberton / Producer: Cedric Messina / Director: Cristopher Menaul

With Virginia McKenna, Warren Clarke, Tim Woodward, Elizabeth Garvie

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