TV Armchair Cinema: The Prison (ITV 1974 Jame Laurenson) Published 2 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 Episodes3 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes3 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes3 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes3 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes3 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes3 hours ago Good Trouble: Byte Club (S1EP8 Freeform Tues 26 Feb 2019) Byte Club: Mariana forms a women-in-tech “fight club” with other women in her office to deal with sexism in their... Episodes3 hours ago American Housewife: Baby Crazy (S3EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019, with Jay Mohr) Baby Crazy: Viv (Leslie Bib) asks Katie to take Violet for the night so she and Alan (Jay Mohr) can... Episodes3 hours ago Lethal Weapon: The Spy Who Loved Me (S3EP15 FOX Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Spy Who Loved Me: When Cole is investigated by the FBI, Murtaugh is forced to question his loyalty to... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.