Storyboard: The Complete Series
This highly regarded Thames anthology from the 1980s presented a diverse range of high-quality single dramas that would serve as pilots for possible future series. Among these screenplays were many notable successes: these included Woodentop, which introduced The Bill’s much-loved characters PC Carver and WPC Ackland; Lytton’s Diary, both created by and starring Peter Bowles; and linked screenplays The Traitor and A Question of Commitment, featuring Alec McCowen in the role of master spycatcher Mr Palfrey (later seen in Mr Palfrey of Westminster).
Inspector Ghote Moves In starring Alfred Burke and Tony Doyle
Judgement Day starring Carol Royle and Tony Steedman
Secrets starring John Castle and Barbara Kellerman
Woodentop starring Mark Wingett and Gary Olsen
The Traitor starring Alec McCowen and Tim Pigott-Smith
Lytton’s Diary starring Peter Bowles and Frances Tomelty
King & Castle starring Nigel Planer and Derek Martin
Ladies in Charge starring Carol Royle and Julia Hills
Thank You, Miss Jones starring Susie Blake and Patrick Barlow
Making News starring Bill Nighy and Nichola McAuliffe
Snakes and Ladders starring Peter Blake and Bruce Payne
A Question of Commitment starring Clive Wood and Donald Burton
Hunted Down starring Alec McCowen and Stephen Moore
Special Feature: Singles’ Night starring Robin Nedwell. Originally produced as a Storyboard edition, this play was ultimately transmitted outside the series banner.