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Armchair Theatre: Red Riding Hood (ITV Drama, Rita Tushingham)



Armchair Theatre Red Riding Hood ITV Drama, Rita Tushingham

In slightly disturbing Armchair Theatre drama Red Riding Hood Grace (Rita Tushingham) regularly visits her ageing grandmother (Hilda Barry) but she has become convinced that something sinister is going on. We are never quite sure whether there are strange things afoot or Grace is on the verge of a complete breakdown.

This was Rita Tushingham’s first TV play and she was given a prestigious TV Times (Oct 6-12, 1973) cover to mark the occasion. There was also a four page interview inside.

Series: Armchair Theatre Season 16 Episode 5

Cast: Rita Tushingham as Grace; Hilda Barry as Grandmother; Ronald Nunnery as Landlord; Arthur Hewlett as Father; Coral Fairweather as Miss Lorrie; Keith Barron as Henry; George Collis as Delivery Boy; Ursula Hirst as Beattie Glowding

Writer: John Peacock / Story Editor: Andrew Brown / Production Design: Ray Simm / Producer and Director: Joan Kemp-Welch

UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 9 October 1973 at 9.00pm