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This review is from: Armchair Theatre - Volume 4 [DVD] (DVD)
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THE EMPEROR JONES
A convicted murderer escapes from prison and flees to a Caribbean island, where he sets himself up as `Emperor' to the natives.Starring Kenneth Spencer and Harry H. CorbettWritten by Terry Southern from the play by Eugene O'NeillDirected by Ted KotcheffOriginal ITV Transmission 30 March 1958

THE GREATEST MAN IN THE WORLD
When Jackie Smurch - the Greatest Man in the World - dies, the world is wracked with grief. ITV joins up with American television to cover the funeral.Starring Ludovic Kennedy, Donald Pleasence, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey and Michael Balfour
Written by Reuben Ship based on the short story by James Thurber
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Original ITV Transmission 9 November 1958

THE SCENT OF FEAR
`Why are you frightened, Miss Bridey?' asks the police chief; `The scent of fear is all around you.' Air hostess Joan Bridey has good reason to fear Kralik - for she must hide from him the young man she is trying to smuggle aboard a London-bound plane from Eastern Europe...
Starring Dorothy Tutin, Anthony Quayle, Carl Duering, Neil McCallum and John Carson
Written by Ted Willis
Directed by John Moxey
Original ITV Transmission 13 September 1959

AFTER THE SHOW
Young Maurice Liebig takes the first steps towards maturity when he is called to the bedside of his uncle's girlfriend after her suicide attempt.
Starring Hermione Baddeley, Carmel McSharry, Jeremy Spenser, Paul Whitsun-Jones and Ann LynnWritten by Angus Wilson
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Original ITV Transmission 20 September 1959

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME
Lord Arthur Savile postpones his wedding in order to commit a murder. Which of his many relatives is to have the honour of being the victim?
Starring Terry-Thomas, June Thorburn, Ernst Thesiger, Arthur Lowe and Eric Pohlmann
Written by Constance Cox and Gerald Savory from the short story by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Alan Cooke
Original ITV Transmission 3 January 1960

THE TROUBLE WITH OUR IVY
Everything seems so normal in the quiet suburban street. Who can guess that the feud between the house-proud Tremblows and the Chards next door will lead to terror?Starring John Barrie, Laurence Hardy, Gretchen Franklin and Dandy Nichols
Written by David Perry
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Original ITV Transmission 19 November 1961

THE HARD KNOCK
Pat Greevey returns from sea, and searches Liverpool for people who may help him prove that his brother was unjustly hanged.
Starring Colin Blakely, Frank Finlay, J.G. Devlin, Sylvia Kay and Ronald Lacey
Written by Alun Owen
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Original ITV Transmission 8 July 1962

THE PARADISE SUITE
Beautiful movie star Lena Roland, the idol of millions, occupies `The Paradise Suite', yet yearns for love...
Starring Sam Wanamaker, Ian Holm, Caroll Baker, Jess Conrad and Derek Smith
Written by Robert Muller
Directed by Philip Saville
Original ITV Transmission 17 February 1963

LONG PAST GLORY
The ponderings of two opinionated men are disturbed by a stranger.
Starring Maurice Denham, John Le Mesurier and David Andrews
Written by Len Deighton
Directed by Charles Jarrott
Original ITV Transmission 17 November 1963

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
The most famous comedy in the English language involves two pairs of lovers, a mistaken identity, and a secret weekend in the country...
Starring Susannah York, Irene Handl, Patrick Macnee, Fenella Fielding, Ian Carmichael, Wilfrid Brambell and Charles Lloyd Pack
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Bill Bain
Original ITV Transmission 15 November 1964

I TOOK MY LITTLE WORLD AWAY
Do people love enough? Or understand enough? Mandy Hope, traumatised by the recent suicide of her best friend, faces the challenge of living in a world full of people who do not care enough - until she meets Geoffrey Mather.
Starring Susannah York, John Robinson, John Ronane, Clemence Bettany and Gary Watson
Written by John Hopkins
Directed by Peter Hammond
Original ITV Transmission 14 March 1965

THE NIGHT BEFORE THE MORNING AFTER
Does everyone have the `magic chemistry'? A `sort of mysterious something going from one to the other - and back'. On their wedding eve, Susan and Neville have their doubts...
Starring Bernard Lee, Julia Foster, Rodney Bewes, Betty Marsden and Trevor Bannister
Written by Jack Rosenthal
Directed by Kim Mills
Original ITV Transmission 2 April 1966
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