Tales of Scotland Yard centering on a detective team. A sort of half-way house between Dixon of Dock Green and 'Z' Cars. The detectives are still 1950s style with good elecution and ... See full summary »
A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »
Norman (Norman Wisdom) is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always?). He wants to be a window dresser making up the public ... See full summary »
The near-bankrupt Earl of Locharne must contend with a government agent trying to requisition his ancestral Scottish castle, as well as a beautiful American woman who wants to buy the place - to say nothing of the resident ghost.
In a small town in the 1950s, a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »
Series like tihs are schools for dramatists and screen writers. How to use a short time and pack everything essential to the story in it and still don't overwhelm of frustrate your audience. I find it amazing that no one so far has written here about this series. It is a very good example how to create a compelling stroy in just 30 minutes. Nowadays we are used to films running far over 90 minutes, the watershed of films telling a regular story. That people have been able to tell the same story in only 30 minutes sounds impossilbe. well, watch this and learn! By the way, Nigel Patrick is probably the most underrated british film and TV star of the 50ies and 60ies and it is high time that he gets rediscovered. And another bonus is William Smith in an early role as as a straight guy and partner to Nigel Patrick.
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