The Ronnie Barker Playhouse


The Ronnie Barker Playhouse

infobox television
show_name = The Ronnie Barker Playhouse
caption = The Ronnie Barker Playhouse
format = Comedy
runtime = 25 minutes
country = United Kingdom
starring = Ronnie Barker
country = United Kingdom
network = Rediffusion
first_aired = 3 Apr, 1968
last_aired = 8 May, 1968
num_episodes = 6
imdb_id = 0249123|

"The Ronnie Barker Playhouse" was a series of six comedy half hours showcasing the talents of Ronnie Barker. All were broadcast by Associated-Rediffusion in 1968.

The series was written by Brian Cooke, Hugh Leonard, Johnnie Mortimer and Alun Owen. The producers were Stella Richman and Stella Tanner. The executive producer was David Frost.

Episode list

*Show 1 - Tennyson
*Transmitted 3 April 1968
*Also starring Dudley Jones, Richard O'Callaghan, Talfryn Thomas, Gwendolyn Watts.

*Show 2 - Ah, There You Are
*Transmitted 10 April 1968
*Also starring George A Cooper, Sandra Michaels and Bill Shine

*Show 3 - The Fastest Gun in Finchley
*Transmitted 17 April 1968
*Also starring Walter Horsbrugh, Colin Jeavons, Sheila Keith, Glenn Melvyn, Charlotte Mitchell

*Show 4 - The Incredible Mister Tanner
*Transmitted 24 April 1968
*Also starring Alec Clunes, Frank Gatliff, Doris Hare, Richard O'Sullivan

*Show 5 - Talk of Angels
*Transmitted 1 May 1968
*Also starring Liz Crowther, Gillian Fairchild, Donald Hewlett, David Kelly, Maureen Toal

*Show 6 - Alexander
*Transmitted 8 May, 1968
*Also starring Pamela Ann Davy, Molly Urquhart, Pauline Yates

Trivia

* All the episodes were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who the following year would direct The Beatles in Let It Be

Archive Status

Sadly of all six shows only Alexander exists in the archives.

External links

*
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/r/ronniebarkerplay_1299002682.shtml Comedy Guide - "The Ronnie Barker Playhouse"] at bbc.co.uk
* [http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/series/2967 BFI Database on Six Dates With Barker]
* [http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=fb034875-c1f9-42ec-bf9d-2d63bbaebfe3 Lost UK TV Shows]


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