Hi all, thanks to this thread and some recent net finds, have just got interested in armchair theatre and watched a fair few amazing stuff. Nov 24, 2015 actor felicia day joins new cast of mystery science theater 3000 mst3k creator joel hodgson announces that day will join comedian jonah ray in the new series. The cbs radio mystery theater or cbsrmt was an ambitious and sustained attempt in the 1970s to revive the great drama of oldtime radio. Armchair theatre ltd overview free company information. Armchair theatre was itvs flagship drama anthology series. This fanfueled revival boasts star turns by patton oswalt and felicia day, plus several more celebrity cameos. Theater season starts with games, mystery durango herald. Armchair theatre was recorded and stored on broadcast video tape im guessing quad in the early 1970s a a noticeably lower resolution of even the standard definition broadcasts of today. Watch all 39 armchair theatre episodes from season 1,view pictures, get episode information and more. An accident kills a man but he is made to return to earth to trade places with the fated victim.
In this episode, a group of respectable men are forced to commit a bank robbery. In 1974 longtime radio producer himan brown convinced cbs to greenlight a new anthology of radio dramas, cbs radio mystery theater cbsrmt. This is a very organic affair, not the pop gloss everybody was used to. A young woman works as a low level stenographer and lives with her mother. Mystery science theater 3000 netflix official site. Oct 03, 2018 even when you work as an assiduous researcher of television drama history, its rare that you make a genuinely major discovery, but watching patricia hookers 1973 armchair theatre play, the golden road to be screened at bfi southbank on february 23 as part of our tvs forgotten dramas season, i had the tremendously exciting. Theres thus a softness to the image thats accentuated by hd upscaling. He coaxed a comeback out of george harrison for cloud nine, helped tom petty go solo in 1989 with full moon fever, then those two joined forces with bob dylan and roy orbison for the traveling wilburys, perhaps the only supergroup to. With donald pleasence, ian hendry, thomas heathcote, charles gray. Armchair theatre is a british television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the. Armchair theatre is a british television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the itv network from 1956 to 1974.
Like vance before him, white is alltooreadily overlooked in the armchair theatre story, eclipsed not just by newmans abc legacy but by his bbc work. Marshall, first aired in 1974, but it emits some of the same type of atmosphere as the classic oldtime radio mystery shows of the 1940s and 50s. Armchair theatre volume three contains twelve plays from the shows first decade or so, running from 1957 to 1967. Armchair theatre ltd free company information from companies house including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity. This show was not filmed, rather it was telerecorded kinescoped. Is your theatre looking for new and different scripts. Watch full episodes of armchair thriller and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at. Armchair mystery theatre is a 60minute uk television anthology mystery series. Now, he is certain that she has been reincarnated in the form of a cat to wreak revenge on him. A young model is terrorised by a peeping tom and obscene phone calls. A young and inexperienced detective, disliked by his colleagues for his aloofness and arrogance, tries to prove his worth by making a powerful criminal crack under the pressure of constant. Cast includes john thaw, anton rogers, susannah york. Buy armchair thriller complete box set from zavvi, the home of pop culture. Take advantage of great prices on bluray, 4k, merchandise, games, clothing and more.
A husband cannot appreciate his wifes phobia of dogs. Andy serkis in talks to play alfred pennyworth in matt reeves the batman exclusive 05 november 2019 the wrap billions. This was the period in which the programme broke new ground in the styles and subject matters of the plays it produced. Bbfcinsight contains moderate sexualised nudity, injury detail and implied suicide. Cbs radio mystery theater music, videos, stats, and photos. Prior to armchair theatre, everything lynne touched turned to gold and platinum. This episode reexamines the 1960 kidnapping and murder of brewery heir adolph coors iii through the lens of modern forensic techniques. Karloff, while another successful spinoff was armchair mystery theatre 1960.
When will be armchair theatre next episode air date. In 1963, newman departed for the bbc, to be replaced by leonard white, previously producer of both out of this world and armchair mystery theatre, as well as the early the avengers 196169. The series, though not classified as a horror series, included several supernatural elements. Pioneering, enormously influential and often challenging, armchair theatre was itvs flagship drama anthology series. Season 9 itv 196465 episode guide compiled by the classic tv archive with contributions by. Jane also appeared in two more armchair theatre plays from 1965 armchair mystery theatre. Armchair theatre the greatest man in the world 1958 donald pleasence, patrick mcgoohan by coachbswife2. Brown skin gal, stay home and mind baybee written by robert holles. This first volume features eight plays in colour broadcast between 1970 and 1973 on two discs.
This show was a british television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on. Mats mysteries home plays for your community theatre. Find out when armchair theatre is on tv, including series episode 8. When i listen to the episodes of 1974 the cbs radio mystery theater with the news segments, they really take me back to those days. What i couldnt find online was an easy list of the surviving material, so ive spent my morning at working crossreferencing the imdb episode list and the lostshows list of missing installments. Armchair mystery theatre tv series 1960 1964 armchair mystery theatre tv series 1960 1964 0 share.
Corbett, billie whitelaw, neil mccallum, paul whitsunjones. Armchair theatre was a longrunning series of single episode selfcontained plays. Its the late 1880s in the east end of london and two ladies become rather concerned about their guest. Armchair thriller is british television program that ran from 1978 to 1980 in two series on itv. Latest headlines game of thrones prequel house of the dragon ordered straight to series at hbo 29 october 2019 the wrap game of thrones prequel pilot starring naomi watts scrapped by hbo. Its at a house warming party the dawsons realise they should have checked out the neighbourhood before they moved in. It was hosted by donald pleasence and produced by leonard white producer. Its late at night an am alone aint got nobody to walk me home am being pursued predators are stalking so i increase my pace of walking just then am rushed. Is your theatre looking for plays that are fun for both your actors and your audience. Classic british tv classic 70s contemporary drama from the classic anthology series. A dvd boxset featuring eight colour episodes from 1970 to 1973 was released by network dvd in january 2010. Armchair mystery theatre is a 60minute united kingdom television anthology mystery series. Cbs radio mystery theater was meant to appeal to an audience that remembered when old time radio drama was a popular form of family entertainment.
Is your theatre looking for a little murder and mystery. Armchair thriller is a british television programme, broadcast on itv in two series in 1978 and 1980. It was hosted by donald pleasence and produced by leonard white. Related shows, armchair mystery theatre out of this world armchair cinema armchair thriller. When the high quality comes flying fast and furious, its hard to get a bead on the best at any rate, its a highly subjective exercise, with no absolutes at any point along the grading scale. A husband kills his wife for donating all their money. The most depleted era of armchair theatre is between 1968 and 1969, but there are just a few missing from other eras and it looks like dumb martian is one of them im afraid. Armchair theatre was satirised on the bbc radio comedy series round the horne as armpit theatre. Actor felicia day joins new cast of mystery science theater. Bringing highquality contemporary drama to a wider viewing public, the series easily demonstrated the networks potential to rival the bbcs drama output with diverse and powerful plays by some of britains most gifted writers. Owing something to some of the offshoots of the earlier armchair theatre, the new series used scripts adapted from published novels and stories. The folk singer if you would like too buy me a beer. Armchair mystery theatre tv series 19601964 ian hendry. We knew we wanted student directors for the start of our season, and planned on two oneacts by one playwright.
Find out when armchair theatre is on tv, including series 15episode 5. Unfortunately, due to bad encoding the picture quality is far below my usual standards. In this episode, a group of respectable men are forced to commit a bank. No one has written a summary for whats mother for contribute. I cant believe i am listening to the actual newscasts about nixon, watergate and the accompanying subpoenas, etc. Sep 22, 2017 theater season starts with games, mystery. Apr 21, 2017 choosing a favorite episode of mystery science theater 3000 is a daunting task. Created by himan brown who had by then become a radio legend due to his work on inner sanctum mysteries and other shows dating back to the 1930s, and aired on affiliate stations across the cbs radio network, the series began.
Newmans threeandahalfseason involvement in armchair theatre concluded at the end of december 1962. Mystery comedy play scripts for your community theatre. Armchair theatre was an anthology series of oneoff plays broadcast by the independent television network. Jeff has only released 2 albums since armchair, elos zoom in 2001 and the traveling wilburys volume 3 in 1991.1254 605 1276 1133 1211 719 352 1372 1238 1266 798 547 1081 1540 723 804 1095 1376 1109 385 680 174 1266 1078 280 429 49 690 989 1457