Sunday-Night Play Season 1

Season 1

Sunday-Night Play Season 1

First Air Date: September 25, 1960

First Aired on    :   1960
Episodes    :   92 episodes



Episodes

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1x130 Tuppence in the Gods (December 25, 1960)



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1x129 A Time to Fight (December 18, 1960)


Housewife Ellen Manders had no reason to suspect that this evening was going to be any different from any other until her husband arrived home late with his shoes and brief-case covered in mud.


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1x128 The Song of a March Hare (December 11, 1960)


Crumble is convinced that he was born for success in business. All he needs is a chance to prove it, and this comes with an unexpected legacy.


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1x127 The Assassins (December 04, 1960)


A quiet evening at home for a normal fairly prosperous middle-class family is suddenly disrupted by the arrival of two strangers - two men with a mission, fanatical and ruthless, prepared to kill if necessary; but these men are not criminals-they would be described by some as patriots.


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1x126 The Nightwalkers (November 27, 1960)


A young British student wandering through France today becomes involved with remnants of a former French Resistance group.


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1x125 The Squeeze (November 20, 1960)


Should Big Tom, a colliery face repairer, confronted by the onset of middle age, continue with his work at the risk of his life, or settle for something safer at the risk of his self-respect?


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1x124 The Wind and the Sun (November 13, 1960)


Ruth and Lewis Miller's marriage is almost at breaking point. The result upon their two children of the tension created by this situation is revealed in the play as an important question in modern life. The play is not regarded as suitable for viewing by children.


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1x123 A Subject of Scandal and Concern (November 06, 1960)


In 1842, a rebel in Cheltenham and Gloucester imprisoned for his beliefs and for the right to express them.


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1x122 Looking for Garrow (October 30, 1960)


American business woman Clarissa comes to England seeking one J.S. Garrow - author of an alarmingly frank new novel. But it looks as though her teenage daughter has already found Garrow - and he is franker and more alarming than his book!


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1x121 The Chopping Block (October 23, 1960)



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1x120 Nearer to Heaven (January 01, 1961)



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1x119 Venus Brown (January 08, 1961)


For Jack Brown, his wife Venus is a goddess in more than name. But she is not a goddess, she is a human being, and it is dangerous to worship human beings.


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1x118 A Woman Comes Home (January 15, 1961)


Home has many meanings; a refuge from strain, the start of 'growing up'; the source of compassion and understanding. When these are lost there is desolation, but if they are fought for, no matter with what human frailty, life may grow again out of a new wisdom.


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1x117 Off Centre (January 22, 1961)


Joe Hunter is a scientist living two lives: one as he sees himself, and the other as the world, sees him. The story spans the years from 1917, when he was a young pilot in the Royal Flying Corps, to the present day - when the man and his ideas come into headlong collision.


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1x116 A Kind of Strength (January 29, 1961)


Two men, both trapped in the world of commerce, struggle for freedom. In facing the truth about themselves, the decisions they have to make need a rare kind of strength.


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1x115 The Final Result (February 05, 1961)


John Horner's father, mother, and sister are waiting to hear the result of his degree examination. He is the only one who is not surprised: it is what he expected it to be. It is this result, and the action John takes as a consequence, which reveals, nakedly, the conflict within this family group.


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1x114 The Intervener (February 12, 1961)


Jeremy Penlove is a London solicitor and a confirmed bachelor. His life is placid and uncomplicated until, one fine summer's day, a new client, Lily Forrester, walks into his office to turn his world upside down.


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1x113 An Inspector Calls (February 19, 1961)


Spring, 1912 - for the wealthy a time of good living, gaiety, and a belief in the unshakability of the status quo. Mr. and Mrs. Birling are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila to Gerald Croft, heir to a title; it is the pinnacle of Mr. Birling's successful rise in society.....


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1x112 The Mather Story (February 26, 1961)


A serious accusation by a famous artist about the work of another gives John Ramsay a chance to 'get something into the paper' and perhaps to keep his job on the Sunday Herald. But rapidly the story becomes a challenge-to his skill, and to his responsibility.


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1x111 A Reason for Staying (March 05, 1961)


A group of Eastern European emigres, now living in England, still hope that they will one day return to their home-land in authority. But one of them, a general, has a reason for staying.....


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1x110 Old Mick Mack (March 12, 1961)



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1x109 The Wrong Side of the Park (March 19, 1961)



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1x108 Fury in Petticoats (March 26, 1961)


It is 1837 and we are in the home of the Rev. William Dill, the vicar of a small parish in England. Life there is peaceful and leisurely until one day the vicar welcomes into his household a native girl brought from Tierra del Fuego by a Mr. Charles Darwin....


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1x107 Brian Rix presents: A Fair Cop (April 02, 1961)



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1x106 Charley's Aunt (April 16, 1961)


I'm Charley's Aunt from Brazil - where the nuts come from.


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1x105 Scene of the Accident (April 30, 1961)


When a prominent Q.C. is knocked down and killed by a car, the driver's Insurance Company is faced with paying out on a very substantial claim. Briefed to investigate possible grounds for disputing liability, Sam Holford unearths a delicate and intriguing situation.


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1x104 Marriage Lines (May 14, 1961)


A comedy of marriage, set in the secure partnership of two mature and worldly people, examines what happens when an envious free-lance tries to rock the boat.


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1x103 Brian Rix presents: Wolf's Clothing (May 21, 1961)



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1x102 Home at Seven (June 04, 1961)


Home at seven as usual after just another Monday at the office - or that is what Mr. Preston thought. But in fact it is Tuesday and he has no recollection of the past twenty-four hours. It soon becomes vital to fill this gap in his memory.


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1x101 A Call on Kuprin: Part 2 (June 25, 1961)


Laye-Parker, M.P., and Smith, a Lobby Correspondent, have reached Moscow in their search for Kuprin, a Soviet rocket expert whom they knew at Cambridge and whom they hope to persuade to return to England. Now Laye-Parker has been arrested by the M.V.D. on unspecified charges, and Smith, a reluctant partner in the enterprise, must carry on the search alone.


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1x100 A Call on Kuprin: Part 1 (June 18, 1961)


After the manned satellite, the armed satellite. Kuprin, the Soviet scientist, is working on a warhead for the Chelovyek. But Laye-Parker, M.P., and Smith, a Lobby Correspondent at the House of Commons, remember him at Cambridge before the war as an Anglophile married to an English woman. Can they, by a personal approach, persuade him to return to this country?


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1x99 That Lady (July 09, 1961)



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1x98 Brian Rix presents: Basinful of the Briny (August 06, 1961)



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1x97 The Winslow Boy (August 20, 1961)


The Winslow family return from church to their house in South Kensington on a summer morning in 1912 not knowing how their lives will be altered by their son, Ronnie, who has been expelled from Naval College for stealing a five shilling postal order.


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1x96 Wet Fish (September 03, 1961)



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1x95 The Hasty Heart (September 17, 1961)


It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home. But not for everyone. A Scottish soldier, Corporal Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan is the victim of a wound to the lower back on this day. He's moved to a M.A.S.H. unit and undergoes surgery. As time goes by he begins to recover and watches, in dismay as soldiers pack up and head for home.


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1x94 A Clean Kill (October 01, 1961)



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1x93 Faraway Places (October 08, 1961)


Kindly, mild mannered clerk Arthur Bruce dreams of traveling to distant lands and reads books about faraway places.


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1x92 What Every Woman Knows (October 15, 1961)


Maggie Wylie isn't very beautiful. She isn't even very young any more. But fortunately there is more to Maggie than meets the eye.


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1x91 The Big Noise (October 22, 1961)



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1x90 Hello Ragtime (October 29, 1961)



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1x89 The Test (November 05, 1961)


Pressure mounts on a group of scientists as they urgently prepare to test a new top secret weapon.


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1x88 Brian Rix Presents #14: Flat Spin (November 12, 1961)



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1x87 Cross of Iron (November 19, 1961)



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1x86 She Stoops to Conquer (November 26, 1961)


Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he's mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he's a charmer with those of a different stamp.


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1x85 Somewhere for the Night (December 03, 1961)



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1x84 Centenary Year (December 10, 1961)



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1x83 The Judge and His Hangman (December 17, 1961)


Inspector Barlach is ruthless in pursuit of an arrest, and doesn't seem to care if anyone else gets hurt along the way.


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1x82 The Barretts of Wimpole Street (December 24, 1961)


Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.


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1x81 Affair of State (December 31, 1961)


Philip is much older than his wife, who is, he discovers, having an affair with his friend George. When he introduces George to a young woman, he has an ulterior motive.


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1x42 Pay Day (October 16, 1960)



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1x41 The Ruffians (October 09, 1960)



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1x40 The Unplayed Part (October 02, 1960)



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1x39 A Walk in the Desert (September 25, 1960)



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1x38 Summer Theatre: An English Summer (September 18, 1960)



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1x37 Brian Rix Presents: Reluctant Heroes (September 11, 1960)



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1x36 Summer Theatre: Death of a Guest (September 04, 1960)



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1x35 Summer Theatre: The Small Victory (August 28, 1960)



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1x34 Summer Theatre: The Liberators (August 21, 1960)



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1x33 Summer Theatre: The Devil's General (August 14, 1960)


General Harras, a hero of the First World War, finds himself increasingly at odds with the new Germany of Adolf Hitler.


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1x32 Summer Theatre: A Dream of Treason (August 07, 1960)


Lambert, a government official, is required to leak a secret document - which may have serious consequences.


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1x31 Summer Theatre: The Critical Point (July 31, 1960)


Dr. Gage, involved in cryogenics, volunteers to be the first frozen man after murdering his wife. Dr. Mortimer discovers who killed his wife and ponders whether he should play judge and jury by switching Dr. Gage's freezing machine off?


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1x30 Summer Theatre: My Flesh, My Blood (July 24, 1960)



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1x29 Summer Theatre: You're a Long Time Dead (July 17, 1960)



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1x28 Summer Theatre: June Evening (July 10, 1960)



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1x27 Playhouse 90: A Town Has Turned to Dust (July 03, 1960)



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1x26 Twentieth Century Theatre: Musical Chairs (June 26, 1960)



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1x25 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play (June 19, 1960)



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1x24 Twentieth Century Theatre: Mr. Gillie (June 12, 1960)



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1x23 Twentieth Century Theatre: Doctor in the House (June 05, 1960)



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1x22 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Assassin (May 29, 1960)



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1x21 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Elder Statesman (May 22, 1960)



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1x20 Twentieth Century Theatre: Aren't We All (May 15, 1960)



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1x19 Twentieth Century Theatre: Judgment Day (May 08, 1960)



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1x18 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Vortex (May 01, 1960)



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1x17 Twentieth Century Theatre: Love on the Dole (April 24, 1960)



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1x16 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Queen Came By (April 17, 1960)



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1x15 Twentieth Century Theatre: Glorious Morning (April 10, 1960)



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1x14 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Price of Freedom (April 03, 1960)



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1x13 Twentieth Century Theatre: I Have Been Here Before (March 27, 1960)



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1x12 Twentieth Century Theatre: Young Woodley (March 20, 1960)



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1x11 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Fanatics (March 13, 1960)



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1x10 Twentieth Century Theatre: Journey's End (March 06, 1960)



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1x09 Twentieth Century Theatre: The Conquering Hero (February 28, 1960)



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1x08 Brian Rix Presents: Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (February 21, 1960)



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1x07 Twentieth Century Theatre: MacAdam and Eve (February 14, 1960)



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1x06 Twentieth Century Theatre: Our Betters (February 07, 1960)



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1x05 Twentieth Century Theatre: The White Guard (January 31, 1960)


It is November 1918 and the scene is the city of Kiev in the Ukraine, lately garrisoned by the German Army of Occupation but now threatened by the approach of a large well-equipped army of Cossacks. There's no ammunition and food is desperately short in the city. But still attempts are made to raise an army of citizens to repel the invaders. Describing the impact of the collapse of the Tsarist Empire on a family of officers, this play centres on Alexei Turbin, Colonel of the White Guard, responsible for defending Kiev, and on his beautiful sister Helena, deserted by her husband and in love with a young lieutenant, Leonid Schervinsky.


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1x04 Twentieth Century Theatre: Man and Superman (January 24, 1960)



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1x03 The Ruffians (October 09, 1960)



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1x02 The Unplayed Part (October 02, 1960)



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1x01 A Walk in the Desert (September 25, 1960)