A Foot in the Dooraka Armchair Theatre: A Foor In The Door
Directed by Kim Mills
Writer: Emanuel Litvinoff
Episode aired Jan 13, 1969
Ray Browne ... Fred
Peter Cartwright ... Jim
Margaret Courtenay ... Mrs Dawson
Frank Finlay ... David Field
Brenda Lawrence ... Jane
Margery Mason ... Mother
Jacqueline Maude ... Mary
Joe Melia ... Alec Braham
Lesley Nunnerley ... Betty Field (as Leslie Nunnerley)
Pamela Ruddock ... Madge
John Rye ... Jerry
Jack Wild ... Schoolboy
Armchair Theatre was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation. Its franchise successor Thames Television took over from mid-1968.
Comedy drama Foot In The Door focused on former schoolteacher turned travelling salesman David Field who has a real problem with knocking on doors and is convinced he is not cut out to be a salesman; His cousin, who just happens to be a real sales pro, is drafted in to help.
Amongst the cast is a young Jack Wild best known for his role as the Artful Dodger in the film Oliver! (1968).
Frank appeared in several Armchair Theatre productions:
A Foot in the Door (1969) ... David Field
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1967) ... Patrick Kelly
Always Something Hot (1962) ... Bosun
The Hard Knock (1962) ... Franco Angelo