Errol Flynn Theatre

1956 | United Kingdom

British-produced anthology series along similar lines to Douglas Fairbanks Presents; both were made to cash in on the growing US and British television markets. Filmed in the UK at Bray Studios (best known for its association with Hammer Film Productions) in Berkshire, England. 

Former Hollywood heartthrob and swashbuckler Flynn introduced all 26 episodes although he only appeared in 6 of them in the lead role and in 5 of them he was accompanied by his wife, Patrice Wymore Flynn. The filmed series ranged from adaptations of classic tales such as The Duel by Alexander Dumas to domestic melodramas. Notable guests included Christopher Lee, Glynis Johns, Herbert Lom, Mai Zetterling, Jean Kent, Leslie Phillips, Arthur Lowe and Patrick Allen. 

The first episode in the series had actually been made four years earlier as an intended pilot for US broadcast only and to be shown as a 'B-Movie' in UK theatres.

Published on December 10th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.