The Corridor People

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The Corridor People
Genre Thriller
Created by Edward Boyd
Directed by David Boisseau
Starring Gary Cockrell
Alan Curtis
William Maxwell
John Sharp
Elizabeth Shepherd
Theme music composer Derek Hilton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Producer(s) Richard Everitt
Running time 60 mins
Production company(s) Granada
Distributor ITV Studios
Original network ITV
Picture format 405-line television system (later converted to 625), 4:3
Audio format Monaural
Original release 26 August – 16 September 1966

The Corridor People is a British television series that was produced by Granada Television for the ITV network in 1966, devised and written by Edward Boyd.

A surreal black-and-white detective series, The Corridor People pitched security agent Kronk (John Sharp) against exotic villainess Syrie Van Epp (Elizabeth Shepherd) over the course of four episodes.

The series has been released on DVD in the form of optical conversions from 405 to 625-line video.

Regular cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Victim as Birdwatcher" David Boisseau Eddie Boyd August 26, 1966 (1966-08-26)
Syrie Van Epp kidnaps an ornithologist in order to gain control of a company which produces a unique product.
2 "Victim as Whitebait" David Boisseau Eddie Boyd September 2, 1966 (1966-09-02)
Seeking to locate a reclusive accountant, Syrie Van Epp restores Phil Scrotty to life with the help of a disillusioned scientist (whom she later has killed). However, Scrotty, unreliable as ever, turns the tables and outwits everyone.
3 "Victim as Red" David Boiseau Eddie Boyd September 9, 1966 (1966-09-09)
Syrie Van Epp is keen to assist a man who remembers nothing except the phrase two million pounds. It is likely that there is a connection with a client of Scrotty's who has lost his amnesiac brother, yet the outcome is not what anyone expects.
4 "Victim as Black" David Boiseau Eddie Boyd September 16, 1966 (1966-09-16)
Queen Helena of Morphonia visits Britain in search of her idealistic son, who is searching for the commoner whom he fell in love with. Unsurprisingly, Syrie Van Epp has a hand in the mystery.

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