The Hard Knock

aka Armchair Theatre: The Hard Knock

Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Writer: Alun Owen

Episode aired July 8, 1962

  • Colin Blakely ... Pat Greevey
    J.G. Devlin ... Da Greevey
    Sylvia Kay ... Mary Greevey
    Ronald Lacey ... Trevor Williams
    Frank Finlay ... Franco Angelo
    Lynn Furlong ... Lil (as Lynne Furlong)
    Lois Daine ... April
    Alison Bayley ... Ma Greevey
    Coral Atkins ... Rita
    Alan Barry ... Derek
    Angela Douglas ... Angela
    Kenneth Keeling ... Business Man
    Anthony Cundell ... Business Man
    Jill Tilsley ... The Barmaid (as Jill V. Tilsley)
    Roger Kemp ... The Waiter

  • 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.

    A short tempered Irishman returns home after his brother was hanged for murder during a robbery. Though at first determined he was actually innocent, family and friends slowly convince him otherwise.

    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