A Foot in the Door

aka 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