The Human Jungle offered a good starring role for Herbert Lom, across the course of two seasons he played psychiatrist Dr Roger Corder who dealt with all manner of generally disturbed individuals. Being a drama of course he tended to get personally involved with the patients he treated.
Also working with Corder were his secretary Nancy Hamilton and Doctor James Davis who was also a psychiatrist. Corder’s home life mainly focused on his relationship with his teenage daughter Jennifer.
There were an important change for the second season, the first had been filmed at Beaconsfield Studios in Buckinghamshire but that closed down meaning the production team had to move to Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Elstree at the time was owned by Associated British Film Corporation.
Many of the people who worked on the series would also work on fellow ABC series The Avengers.
Episodes were mostly written by John Kruse, Bill MacIlwraith and Robert Banks Stewart.
Guest stars tended to be quite high profile and included the likes of Margaret Lockwood, Joan Collins, Justine Lord, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Jess Conrad, Derek Farr, Leonard Sachs, Melvyn Hayes, Ian Bannen, Francesca Annis, Dennis Price, Edward Judd, Robert Beatty, Annette Andre and Richard Johnson.
UK / ITV – ABC – Independent Artists / 26×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 30 March 1963 – 15 May 1965
Theme Music: Bernard Ebbinghouse, John Barry / Story Editor: John Kruse / Medical Advisor: Dr Hugh L. Freeman / Producers: Julian Wintle, Leslie Parkyn
Herbert Lom as Dr. Roger Corder
Mary Steele as Jane Harris
Mary Yeomans as Nancy Hamilton
Michael Johnson as Dr Jimmy Davis
Sally Smith as Jennifer Corder
Ape And Essence (The Wednesday Play BBC-1 1966, Alec McCowen)
In Scifi drama Ape and Essence, based on the novel by Aldous Huxley, a group of New Zealand scientists conduct a survey on a Britain ravaged by atomic war 80 years previously.
Series: The Wednesday Play Season 2 Episode 29
Alec McCowen as Alfred Poole
Robert Eddison as Arch Vicar
Derek Sydney as Chief
Jenny Lee as Flossie
Yvonne Antrobus as Young Girl
Sydney Bromley as Craigie
Martin Carroll as Director of Food
Hazel Douglas as Mies Hook
John Falconer as Patriarch
Petra Markham as Loola
Ken Parry as Science Praet
Amanda Reiss as Polly
Jonathan Scott as Int. Priest
Fiona Fraser as Part of Crowd
Ann Mitchell as Shaven-Head
Jacki Salt as Mulatto Girl
Carol Blake as Shaven-Head
Gordon Craig as Part of Crowd
Robert Cude as First Man
Writer: John Finch
Book: Aldous Huxley
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: David Benedictus.
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 18 May 1966
Plane Makers, The (ITV 1963-1965, Patrick Wymark, Barbara Murray)
Drama series The Plane Makers took us behind the scenes in the boardroom and shop floor of the Scott Furlong Aircraft Factory. After two seasons the lead character John Wilder took a place on the board of a merchant bank and the series was then renamed The Power Game.
Patrick Wymark as John Wilder
Jack Watling as Don Henderson
Barbara Murray as Pamela Wilder (Seasons 1-2)
Ann Firbank as Pamela Wilder (Season 3)
Reginald Marsh as Arthur Sugden
Alan Dobie as David Corbett
Creator: Wilfred Greatorex
Producers: Rex Firkin (seasons 1-2), David Reid (season 3)
Network: ITV – ATV
Duration: 57×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 4 February 1963 – 12 January 1965 black and white
Running Wild (ITV 1987, Ray Brooks, Janet Key)
Sitcom Running Wild was about the ups and downs of separated couple, Max and Babs, trying to get on with their lives. In season two Max wants to return to his wife but Babs is not so keen.
Ray Brooks as Max Wild
Janet Key as Babs Wild
Sharon Duce as Wanda
Michelle Collins as Stephanie Wild
Peter Amory as Rob
Berwick Kaler as Tom Coleman (Season 1)
Brigit Forsyth as Jenny (Season 2)
Writer: Philip Trewinnard
Producers: Marcus Plantin (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Directors: Vic Finch (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Network and Production Companies: ITV – London Weekend Television
Duration: 13×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 6 March 1987 – 4 June 1989
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