The Strange World Of Gurney Slade, 1960

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade was a joint project between singer/actor Anthony Newley and comedy writers Dick Hills and Sid Green.

The six part series first aired in 1960.  It has since been claimed The Strange World Of Gurney Slade is to television comedy what The Prisoner has become to television drama – brilliantly inventive, startlingly surreal and unlike anything previously seen on television at the time.

Summary

Anthony Newley stars as an actor who walks off the set of a banal sit-com and into a fantasy world of his own imagination.

In this surreal odyssey through his own personal alternative reality he indulges in random conversations with both animals and inanimate objects – it’s a world in which characters can step out of advertising posters and where he can hear the most intimate thoughts of passers by.

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Cast

Anthony Newley – Gurney Slade
Edwin Richfield – Husband
Douglas Wilmer – Prosecuting Counsel
Charles Lloyd Pack – Tinker
Anneke Wills – Girl on Airfield

Details

Channel: ITV
Created By: Anthony Newley, Dick Hills and Sid Green
Written By: Dick Hills and Sid Green
Original Transmission Dates: 22nd October – 26th November 1960

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