Studio 4 (TV series)

Studio 4 is a BBC drama anthology series utilising BBC Television Centre's Studio Four, and running for two series in 1962.[2] The series was envisaged as a sequel to Storyboard, an anthology series which had been transmitted the previous year.[3]

Studio 4
GenreDrama
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes18
Production
ProducerJames MacTaggart[1]
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBBC
Release
Original networkBBC TV
Original release22 January (1962-01-22) –
17 September 1962 (1962-09-17)
Chronology
Preceded byStoryboard

EpisodesEdit

Series 1Edit

  • "The Cross and the Arrow" (22 Jan 1962)
  • "The Second Curtain" (29 Jan 1962)
  • "Flight Into Danger" (5 Feb 1962)
  • "The Intrigue" (12 Feb 1962)
  • "Call Me Back" (19 Feb 1962)
  • "The Ballad of Peckham Rye" (5 March 1962)
  • "Look Who's Talking" (12 March 1962)
  • "The Victorian Chaise Longue" (19 March 1962)
  • "The Grass Is Singing" (26 March 1962)
  • "North Flight" (2 Apr 1962)
  • "A Voice from the Top" (9 Apr 1962)
  • "The Imbroglio" (16 Apr 1962)

Series 2Edit

  • "Doctor Korczak and the Children" (13 Aug 1962)
  • "The Weather in the Streets" (20 Aug 1962)
  • "Summer Storm" (27 Aug 1962)
  • "Address Unknown" (3 Sept 1962)
  • "Stamboul Train" (10 Sept 1962)
  • "Comrade Jacob" (17 Sept 1962)

Missing episodesEdit

Only two of the 18 plays survive in their transmitted form in the BBC archives.[4] One of these, Doctor Korczak and the Children, was adapted and directed by Rudolph Cartier, and was shown as part of a retrospective of Cartier's television career at the National Film Theatre in London in 1990.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MacTaggart, James (1928-74)", Film & TV credits, BFI screenonline
  2. ^ British Television Drama: A History, BFI Publishing (2003), p.65
  3. ^ Anon "The Cross and the Arrow", Radio Times, 20 January 1962, p. 19
  4. ^ "Doctor Korczak and the Children (1962) – British Television Drama".
  5. ^ Wake, Oliver (11 January 2014). "Doctor Korczak and the Children (1962)". British Television Drama. Retrieved 5 November 2017.

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