Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.




  • Sidney James and Athene Seyler in Armchair Theatre (1956)
  • Freddie Jones in Armchair Theatre (1956)
  • Armchair Theatre (1956)
  • Ian Hendry and Janet Munro in Armchair Theatre (1956)
  • Armchair Theatre (1956)
  • Anthony Bate in Armchair Theatre (1956)

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6 February 2020 | searchanddestroy-1
A very underrated anthology
I am French, and this series was never released in France. And I am surprised that no user, even from UK, has commented it yet. I know it is not aired in Great Britain anymore but that doesn't explain this. There are many episodes and only a few had been recently released on DVD sets. There are some which are not worth watching, unless you need sleeping pills, but there is a batch very very good, even better than some movie theater movies, such as the terrific WHERE I LIVE episode, directed by Ted Kotcheff, twenty years before he gave us FIRST BLOOD. A very poignant story of a couple whose the daughter doesn't want her father to live with them anymore and asks her brother - who also lives in a couple - if he can. It appears that neither of them wants to take care of the old man. A real must see, very poignant. I commented it. I guess it's here a top of the list of this huge anthology Tv show.

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Some episodes of this series are reported to be lost.


September Ballad
Written by
Fabrice Bessy (as Garry Bellington)
Performed by Jean-Claude Petit Et Son Orchestre
[First Thames series theme tune]
Chappell Recorded Music Library


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Release Date:

8 July 1956



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