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"Armchair Theatre" was a British television drama anthology series, which ran on the ITV network from 1956 until 1968 in its original form, and was intermittently resurrected at various points during the 1970s. It was produced initially by ABC Television, and in the 1970s by ABC's successor company Thames Television. The word 'mystery' in the title was added to several early episodes.
Synopsis: Gritty drama written by Len Deighton and at least this proves that, Armchair Theatre had its dour moments. Stuck in a mysterious damp subterranean hideout where rats, real ones too, crawl are two tramps Charles and Harry eking out a surprisingly peaceful coexistence together. This life is suddenly ruined by the arrival at their "Acacia Avenue" of Roy who makes Charlie and Harry reappraise their relationship and situation.
The play is a study of the depressing triangle of three men at rock bottom- the garrulous Charlie, his weaker pal Harry, both old school tie types, and the young working class newcomer. Their talk of "wogs" and "Indians" polarises attitudes: "you wouldn't be against them so much," observes the shrewd Roy, "if you knew any." So why do the the two men stay there? This has been brilliantly prepared but is nevertheless a surprise. Perhaps it makes the play worth sitting through, so I won't spoilt all and reveal the ending
Cast: Maurie Denham (Charles) - John Le Mesurier (Harry) - David Andrews (Roy).
Production credit - ABC television (Associated British Corporation)
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