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Young Marrieds (ABC 1965-1966 with Lee Meriwether and Michael Mikler)

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USA / ABC / x30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 October 1964 – 25 March 1966 Mondays – Fridays at 3.30pm Black and white

Supposedly set in the suburbs of the same town as General Hospital, which preceded it daily. The Young Marrieds concentrated on several newlyweds and their early marital difficulties.

The most volatile were the bickering Reynolds. Ann was jealous of husband Walters work with models Jill and Carol and desired more from the world, from money to self-worth (“I want a purpose in life,” she once said).

The two began divorce proceedings in June 1965, and Walter started seeing Carol. But when the show ended, a guilty Walter was standing on a cliff contemplating suicide, though producers had planned for him to be saved by Carol’s devotion and then return to Ann.

Then there were Liz and Matt, who had to deal with their mothers’ interference with their courtship and marriage. Matt, for example, fretted that he owed his job at Forsyth Industries to his mother-in-law Irenes machinations. (In his 1989 autobiography It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here, Charles Grodin, who played Matt in 1964—65, recalled that he and Ted Knight, who played his boss, regularly broke up laughing while taping their roles and had a hard time completing lines.)

The other main couple was the Garretts, who eventually fought to take custody of Jerry Karr (Susans son) away from Lena and Roy.
Others entangled in the melodrama were Jimmy and Buzz, who found themselves sentenced for misdeeds to the chagrin of Buzz’s parents, the Kormans; Gillespie, a lawyer helping Buzz who ended up romancing Jill; and Aunt Alex.

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Michael Mikler
Lee Meriwether
Susan Brown
Paul Picerni
Peggy McCay
Scott Graham
Charles Grodin
Floy Dean
Irene Hervey
Constance Moore
Maria Palmer
Ted Knight
Pat Rossen
Norma Connolly
Barry Russo
Betty Connor
Brenda Benet
Ken Metcalf
Les Brown Jr
Frank Maxwell
Maxine Stuart
Susan Seaforth Hayes
Irene Tedrow
Robert Hogan

 

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Ape And Essence (The Wednesday Play BBC-1 1966, Alec McCowen)

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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

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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

crew details
Writer: John Finch
Book: Aldous Huxley
Music: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Peter Luke
Director: David Benedictus.

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×75 minute episode
Aired From: 18 May 1966

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Plane Makers, The (ITV 1963-1965, Patrick Wymark, Barbara Murray)

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Plane Makers Patrick Wymark

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.

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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

crew details
Creator: Wilfred Greatorex
Producers: Rex Firkin (seasons 1-2), David Reid (season 3)

production details
Country: UK
Network: ITV – ATV
Duration: 57×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 4 February 1963 – 12 January 1965 black and white

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Running Wild (ITV 1987, Ray Brooks, Janet Key)

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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.

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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)

crew details
Writer: Philip Trewinnard
Producers: Marcus Plantin (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)
Directors: Vic Finch (Season 1), Derrick Goodwin (Season 2)

production details
Country: UK
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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