TV Armchair Cinema: The Prison (ITV 1974 Jame Laurenson) Published 3 years ago on September 22, 2016 In high budget drama The Prison Parisien magazine editor Alain Poitaud believes he is to blame when his wife kills her own sister. He believes his infidelities have pushed her over the edge. This strong drama, (The Prison of the title refers to, of course, a metaphorical prison that Poitaud traps himself him through his guilt), was one of six dramas made by Thames and Euston under the Armchair Cinema umbrella title. One of the six Regan would basically serve as the pilot for the legendary series The Sweeney. The Prison rated pretty highly and was filmed on location in both London and Paris and like all of the Armchair Cinemas had a pretty big budget for a TV drama of £85,000. production details UK / ITV Network – Thames – Euston / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 28 May 1974 @ 8.30pm Writer and Producer: Geoffrey Gilbert / Novel: Georges Simenon / Executive Producers: Lloyd Shirley, George Taylor / Director: David Wickes Series: Armchair Cinema Episode 1 (of 6) cast James Laurenson as Alain Poitaud James Maxwell as Roland Blanchet Ann Curthoys as Jacqueline Poitaud Kenneth Griffith as Julien Bour George Murcell as Maître Rabut André Morrell as Andre Fage Diane Keen as Mina Philip Madoc as Superintendent Roumagne Peter Sallis as Benitet Jon Laurimore as Boris Maleski Nina Francis as Adrienne John Scholes as Inspector Noble Heather Barbour as Bessie Joyce Heron as Mme Poitaud Dominic Gilbert as Patrick Poitaud Norman Henry as Oscar Poitaud Anita Finch as Maud Hal Jeayes as Usher Johnny Shannon as Desk Sergeant Mary Quinn as Mme Martin Nancy Nevinson as Mme Jeanne Andre MorrellArmchair CinemaDiane KeenEustonITVJames LaurensonJames MaxwellJon LaurimorePeter SallisPhilip MadocThamesTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Big Texas Fix: Dream House (S1EP7 DIY Sat 25 May 2019) Dream House: Michael and Ashley stumble upon a pre-1900s Victorian home after doing some curbside dumpster diving, so they hit... Episodes21 hours ago Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation – A Forever Home in Isle of Palms (S4EP8 HGTV Sat 25 May 2019) A Forever Home in Isle of Palms: A couple has made the decision to purchase a property in Cape San... Episodes21 hours ago Murder Decoded: Prowling Wolf (S1EP8 ID Sat 25 May 2019) Reports of shots fired at an apartment complex lead police to discover the bodies of a single mother and two... Episodes21 hours ago The Son: Hot Oil (S2EP5 AMC Sat 25 May 2019) Hot Oil: In 1852, Young Eli is forced hide a deadly secret; in 1916, Maria’s return brings devastating consequences for... Episodes21 hours ago Ransom: Story for Another Day (Season 3 Finale CBS Sat 25 May 2019) Story for Another Day: When Cynthia (Karen LeBlanc) and her younger brother, Tyler (Emmanuel Kabongo), are abducted by a criminal... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Annabella Cinderella (S12EP11 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Annabella Cinderella: Crabtree and John are transporting a convicted axe murderer to prison when she escapes to exact revenge on... Episodes21 hours ago Murdoch Mysteries: Six of the Best (S12EP12 Ovation Sat 25 May 2019) Six of the Best: Murdoch’s distressing childhood memories are evoked while investigating the death of an orphan under the care... Episodes21 hours ago From Friend to Fiancé (Hallmark Sat 25 May 2019, Jocelyn Hudon, Ryan Paevey) Jess Parks (Hudon) has a good job, great friends and a cool apartment in the city. She has it all,... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.