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Program Information

All Program Information: General Details

Specific episodes:
Season 1 Episode 1: “Parson’s Pleasure”
Season 1 Episode 9: “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
Season 2 Episode 13: “Taste”


General Details

  • First episode: October 17, 1965
  • Runtime: 30 minutes (UK)
  • Production Company: BBC

Season 1 Episode 1: “Parson’s Pleasure”

  • First aired on October 17, 1965
  • Based on “Parson’s Pleasure”
  • Note: This episode is believed lost!
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Screenplay by: Philip Levene
  • Directed by: Herbert Wise
  • Producer: Harry Moore
  • Cast:
    • Ann Blake as Mrs. Devaux
    • Derek Francis as Mr. Rummins
    • Melvyn Hayes as Chivers
    • Richard Pearson as Cyril Boggis
    • Malcolm Taylor as Bert Rummins

Season 1 Episode 9: “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”

  • First aired on November 2, 1965
  • Based on “Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”
  • Note: This episode is believed lost!
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Screenplay by: Hugh Whitemore
  • Directed by: Naomi Capon
  • Cast:
    • Mark Heath as The Colonel’s Groom
    • Roberta Huby as Miss Pultency
    • Neil McCallum as Mr. Bixby
    • Bill Shine as The Colonel
    • Harry Towb as Pawnbroker
    • Shelley Winters as Mrs. Bixby

Season 2 Episode 13: “Taste”

  • First aired on January 4, 1967
  • Based on “Taste”
  • Note: This episode is believed lost!
  • Story by: Roald Dahl
  • Directed by: John Glenister
  • Cast:
    • Donald Pleasence as Richard Pratt
    • Leonard Rossiter as Mike Schofield
    • Maureen O’Brien as Louise Schofield
    • Marion Mathie as Margaret Schofield
    • Robin Hunter as Peter
    • Claire Nielson as Lydia
    • Barbara Leake as Mary

For more detailed information, visit the Internet Movie Database.