King of the River

King of the River is a British television series transmitted by the BBC between 1966 and 1967.

King of the River
GenreDrama
Created byColin Morris
StarringBernard Lee
Meg Wynn Owen
Geraldine Sherman
Robert Brown
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes17
Production
ProducerColin Morris
Running time50 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC1
Original release6 July 1966 (1966-07-06) –
19 February 1967 (1967-02-19)

The series centred on the King family and their efforts to maintain their sail-driven barge transport business. It starred Bernard Lee, otherwise known as M in the James Bond films.[1][2] No episodes are known to exist.

EpisodesEdit

Date Title Author Director Cast Ref.
6 July 1966 Foreign Invasion Colin Morris Eric Hills starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Richard James, Meg Wynn Owen, Geraldine Sherman
[3]
12 July 1966 Sunset for a Sailorman Colin Morris Brian Parker starring Bernard Lee
with Richard James, Meg Wynn Owen, Geraldine Sherman
[4]
19 July 1966 Shipwreck Colin Morris Gerard Glaister starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Richard James, Meg Wynn Owen, Geraldine Sherman
[5]
27 July 1966 What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor? Elaine Morgan Peter Cregeen starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Richard James, Meg Wynn Owen, Geraldine Sherman
[6]
3 August 1966 It's an Ill Wind Donald Bull Gerard Glaister starring Bernard Lee
with Meg Wynn Owen, Geraldine Sherman
and guest star, Esmond Knight
[7]
10 August 1966 By Guess and by God Anthony Coburn Peter Sasdy starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
and guest star, Leslie Sands
[8]
17 August 1966 Down River to Glory Donald Bull Peter Cregeen [9]
24 August 1966 Once Aboard the Lugger Elaine Morgan Eric Prlce starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
[10]
31 August 1966 Sling Your Hook Alistair Bell Eric Hills starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
[11]
7 September 1966 A Beautiful Pea-green Boat Donald Bull Peter Sasdy starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
and guest star, Derek Francis
[12]
14 September 1966 Keeping The Old Spirit Alive Fred Watson Peter Cregeen starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Gregory Phillips and Geraldine Sherman
Guest stars, Eddie Byrne, Tony Selby
[13]
28 September 1966 Flash Point Cyril Abraham Eric Hills starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
Guest star, Patrick McAlinney
[14]
5 October 1966 The Great Albert Mystery Donald Bull Philip Dudley starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Geraldine Sherman
Guest stars, Joseph Brady, James Ellis
[15]
12 October 1966 Teacher's Honeymoon starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips
[16]
19 October 1966 Susanna Goes Fishing Donald Bull Paul Ciappessoni with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Geraldine Sherman
Guest stars, David Bauer, John Slater, Paul Whitsun-Jones
[17]
26 October 1966 The End of the Voyage Colin Morris Peter Cregeen starring Bernard Lee
with Robert Brown, Sandra Dorne, Gregory Phillips, Geraldine Sherman
Guest star, Jack Smethurst
[18]
19 February 1967 The Romantic Dentist Fred Watson Terence Williams starring Bernard Lee
with Sandra Dorne, Meg Wynn Owen, Gregory Phillips
and guest star Meredith Edwards
[19]

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