Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

Hanging Judge 

A judge notorious for his severity becomes implicated in a murder case, and learns a lesson in humanity.


Whitfield Cook (adaptation), Bruce Hamilton (novel) | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Raymond Massey ... Sir George Sidney, MP
John Robinson John Robinson ... Sir Francis Brittain
David Markham David Markham ... Sir Keith Nottingham, MC, KC
Julian Somers Julian Somers ... Ronald Pond
John Cairney ... John Teal
Margaret Anderson Margaret Anderson ... Mary Reddish
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beckett Bould Beckett Bould ... Hendry
Leslie French Leslie French ... Sir Alfred Parkinson
Gordon Gardner Gordon Gardner ... Harry Gosling (as Gordon Gardiner)
Harry Hutchinson Harry Hutchinson ... Roberts
Tom Macaulay Tom Macaulay ... Miles Lamprey, KC
James Raglan James Raglan ... Colonel George Archer
Reginald Smith Reginald Smith ... Mason, the innkeeper
Deering Wells Deering Wells ... Condon, the Prison Governor


A judge notorious for his severity becomes implicated in a murder case, and learns a lesson in humanity.

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Release Date:

11 May 1958 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Weekend Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Raymond Massey had adapted Bruce Hamilton's novel for the London stage and starred in it under the direction of Michael Powell. He also appeared in an American television version directed by John Frankenheimer. See more »

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