.....But if it makes you feel any better, I read the following telecasts survive (Part 2)

by Thor-Delta | created - 20 Feb 2013 | updated - 20 Feb 2013 | Public

I read that the following 1960s-era BBC TV one-offs still exist. I'm sure there are others, though.

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2. Stuff and Nonsense (1960 TV Movie)

50 min | Romance

June is bringing her beau, Sidney, home to meet her family. Three generations of the family live in the basement flat in Parsons Green, surrounded by the stuffed remains of the family pets.... See full summary »

Director: Brandon Acton-Bond | Stars: Richard Pearson, Patsy Rowlands, Dandy Nichols, Gretchen Franklin

3. Hands Across the Sky (1960 TV Movie)

45 min | Musical, Sci-Fi

The object of the professor's affections has more time for a green alien.

Stars: Eric Shilling, Julia Shelley, Stephen Manton, James Maxwell

6. A Wedding (1961 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

Class distinctions, inferiority complexes, and social climbing abound as the bride, groom, and their families gather for a wedding banquet. There's a rumor that a general will be in ... See full summary »

Director: Rosemary Hill | Stars: Dennis Handby, Roger Kemp, Dennis Edwards, Hilary Mason

Votes: 6

7. Rashomon (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

In the depths of a forest, a man is killed and his wife seemingly raped. When a notorious bandit is brought to trial, the case could hardly seem simpler. But what really happened?

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Yôko Tani, Lee Montague, Robert Hardy, Richard Pearson

Votes: 6

10. Anna Karenina (1961 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

In the Russia of the 1880s, Anna Karenina sacrifices her marriage when she has a passionate affair with an army officer.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Claire Bloom, Sean Connery, Jack Watling, Valerie Taylor

Votes: 105

13. Candida (I) (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Candida is the sensible wife of a clergyman. Her husband tends to take her for granted, but she has a young admirer who doesn't.

Director: Naomi Capon | Stars: Wendy Craig, Patrick Allen, Peter McEnery, Peter Sallis

14. The Largest Theatre in the World: Heart to Heart (1962 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

A television interviewer is determined to get a coup on a dodgy cabinet minister.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Kenneth More, Ralph Richardson, Angela Baddeley, Wendy Craig

Votes: 22

18. The Cherry Orchard (1962 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy

Madame Ranevsky is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench

Votes: 41

19. The Winter's Tale (1962 TV Movie)

140 min | Drama

King Leontes of Bohemia suspects his wife, Hermione, and his friend, Polixenes, of betraying him. When he forces Polixenes to flee for his life, Leontes sets in motion a chain of events ... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Robert Shaw, Rosalie Crutchley, Patrick Macnee, Brenda Bruce

23. Smashing Day (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

A young man dreams of improving his lot in life, and meets a girl who might help him achieve his ambitions. But will he abandon the life he knows for the love of her?

Stars: Alfred Lynch, June Barry, Angela Douglas, John Thaw

25. Hedda Gabler (1962 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

A scheming woman marries a nice but dimwitted intellectual out of convenience. She hears that her old lover is back in town. She decides to destroy his life, jealous of his love affair with another.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 244

26. As You Like It (1963 TV Movie)

140 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: Michael Elliott, Ronald Eyre | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Max Adrian, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 57

27. An Evening with Nat King Cole (1963 TV Special)


A 47 minute TV special where he performs many hits in his inimitable, charming manner with great accompaniment. The last ten minutes feature dated, Mitch Miller style backing vocals but ... See full summary »

Stars: Nat 'King' Cole, Ted Heath, Cliff Adams, Renauld Jones

Votes: 13

28. Julius Caesar (1964 TV Movie)

Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Directors: Michael Croft, John Vernon

29. Hamlet at Elsinore (1964 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the Prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Alec Clunes, Michael Caine

Votes: 141

30. Kiss Me Kate (1964 TV Movie)

95 min | Musical, Romance

The real-life marriage of theater stars Lily and Fred resembles that of Petruchio and Katharina in "The Taming Of The Shrew", in which they are performing.

Director: David Askey | Stars: Patricia Morison, Howard Keel, Millicent Martin, Eric Barker

Votes: 20

33. Culloden (1964 TV Movie)

69 min | Drama, History, War

A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean

Votes: 1,289

34. Coriolanus (1965 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Directors: Michael Croft, Roger Jenkins | Stars: John Nightingale, Tim Meats, Timothy Block, David Stockton

Votes: 6

35. Love's Labour's Lost (1965 TV Movie)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A scholarly king and his three companions swear off the society of women for three years, only to have a diplomatic visit from a French princess and her three ladies-in-waiting thwart their intentions.

Directors: Roger Jenkins, Val May | Stars: Peter Baldwin, Stanley Bates, Julian Battersby, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 6

37. The Good Soldier Schweik (1965 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Schweik is regarded by most people as a bad soldier and a bit of a buffoon. But he has the ability to stay alive in a war.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Joss Ackland, Graham Armitage, Kenneth Colley, John Collin

38. Macbeth (1966 TV Movie)


Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Michael Simpson | Stars: Andrew Keir, Ruth Meyers, Anthony Bate, Michael Beint

39. Isadora (1966 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Biography

The outrageous life of the American dancer of the 1920s, Isadora Duncan, whom Ken Russell described as "part genius and part charlatan".

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vivian Pickles, Peter Bowles, Alexei Jawdokimov, Murray Melvin

Votes: 190

40. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A girl named Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 673

41. Much Ado About Nothing (1967 TV Movie)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Alan Adams, Chloe Ashcroft, David Belcher, Michael Byrne

Votes: 30

42. Television Theatre From... (1968– )
Episode: Sinking Fish Move Sideways (1968)

30 min | Drama

A story about two people who meet on a train, She (Cooper) is on the way to visit her husband in prison, He (Breslin) to identify his wife's body.

Director: Brian Hulme | Stars: John Breslin, Rowena Cooper, Gilbert Wynne, Frank Veasey

Votes: 7

43. The Merry Widow (1968 TV Movie)

105 min | Musical

Operetta concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: Mary Costa, Jeremy Brett, Joyce Blackham, Ryland Davies

Votes: 16

44. Pickwick (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

Set in England in 1828, the story centres on wealthy Samuel Pickwick and his valet Sam Weller, who are in a debtors' prison where they recall the misadventures that led to their ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Harry Secombe, Roy Castle, Hattie Jacques, Aubrey Woods

45. Tower of London: The Innocent (1969 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama, History

Worried that the presence of the imprisoned Earl of Warwick will threaten his dynasty, Henry has him entrapped into an act of treason to justify his execution.

Director: Jonathan Alwyn | Stars: John Abineri, Bernard Archard, Paul Bacon, Peter Copley

Votes: 9

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