Collect Your Hand Baggage

Collect Your Hand Luggage is a 1963 British TV play starring Kenneth More.

"Collect Your Hand Baggage"
ITV Television Playhouse episode
Directed byTed Kotcheff
Teleplay byJohn Mortimer
Original air date29 August 1963 (1963-08-29)
Guest appearance
Kenneth More

Premise edit

A middle-aged man has a younger lover.

Production edit

Kenneth More later wrote "this was to be my first real impact on the small screen. At that time other actors of my standing were rather afraid of TV. And they thought that it was somehow beneath them to transfer from the big screen to the small. I did not have much option."[1]

It was More's first appearance on commercial television.[2] At the time he said he admired the work of John Mortimer and Ted Kotcheff, adding "When I found that combination coinciding with the postponement of my next film I couldn't resist the opportunity."[3]

Reception edit

Variety said it was "enticing in prospect, and it only disappointed. on the highest level. The piece was slight in content; but glossily finished, and it provided Kenneth More with a glove-made part which he fitted superbly."[4]

References edit

  1. ^ More, Kenneth (1978). More or less. p. 196. ISBN 9780340226032.
  2. ^ Vagg, Stephen (16 April 2023). "Surviving Cold Streaks: Kenneth More". Filmink.
  3. ^ "Kenneth More in Anglia TV Drama". Variety. 14 August 1963. p. 30.
  4. ^ "Foreign Reviews". Variety. 18 September 1963. p. 34.

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