The Telescope

Produced by Bryan Bailey
Television Presentation by Ayrton Whitaker
Writer: R.C. Sherriff

First shown: 5 November
1957

  • Patsy Byrne ... Mrs. Palmer
    Frank Finlay ... Mr. Pinnock
    Melvyn Hayes ... Joe Palmer
    Hilary Liddell ... Mary Mayfield
    Lala Lloyd ... Miss Brown
    Raymond Mason ... Ben Brooks
    Colin Rix ... Sergeant Wallis
    Edward Woodward ... John Mayfield



  • "Tonight's play was originally presented in sound radio's festival of R. C. Sherriff's work's last year, and was heard by Bryan Bailey, General Manager of the Guildford Theatre. He approached the author, and as a result gave it it's stage premiere last May. The original cast of the Guildford Theatre Company have now been invited to appear in this television presentation.

    The story, set in Canbury, a fictious district of London's east End, tells the struggles of a young vicar, John Mayfield, who seeks to help the young people of the parish".

    Radio Times Issue 1773, Television 3 - 9 November 1957