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Glencannon (ITV 1960-1961, Thomas Mitchell, Patrick Allen)



Glencannon Thomas Mitchell

Comedy series Glencannon detailed the exploits of a chief engineer working on a tramp steamer.

An English-American co-production the series was mostly studio bound (filmed at Elstree) with just a few location shots to spice up the action.

Arthur Lowe, Jack Train, Jon Pertwee, Sydney Tafler, Irene Handl, Victor Maddern and Alfie Bass all made guest appearances.

There had been a 1953 pilot for ABC with Robert Newton as Glencannon, it didn’t progress to series.

As was usual at the time with ITV, the series was not fully networked and the dates below refer to ATV who screened the whole series.

production details
UK – USA / ITV – Gross-Krasne – Silleman -NTA / 39×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 September 1960 – 6 July 1961 black and white

Writers: Basil Dawson, John Toureen, Ian Dallas. / Stories: Guy Fitzpatrick / Executive Producer: Donald Hyde / Director: John Knight

Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon
Patrick Allen as Bosun Hughes
Barry Keegan as Mr Montgomery
Georgie Wood as Cookie
Charles Carson as Captain Ball
Peter Collingwood as Sparks
Kerry Jordan as Mr Macintosh
John Barron as John Castle