The world of British television off and on the screen, as it was sixty years ago.

Daily Archive: Monday, 19 September 1955

They Seek Him Here…

ITV, three days to goThe Times’ television reviewer (TR) was not enamoured of last night’s production of The Scarlet Pimpernel on the BBC. TR observes that “Television is on the whole unkind to classics of one’s youth” because it has a way of “magnifying the tiniest flaws and spoiling the fantastically woven memory”. “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” TR says, “suffered last night from a scrutiny it really will not bear.” The Express too noted that “it seemed an odd choice for Battle of Britain Sunday” and felt it was “a waste of a fine actor (Tony Britton)’s Sunday evening.” (more…)