The Corridor People

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The Corridor People
GenreThriller
Created byEdward Boyd
Directed byDavid Boisseau
StarringGary Cockrell
Alan Curtis
William Maxwell
John Sharp
Elizabeth Shepherd
Theme music composerDerek Hilton
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
Production
Producer(s)Richard Everitt
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Granada
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format405-line television system (later converted to 625), 4:3
Audio formatMonaural
Original release26 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.[1]

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 electronic conversions from 405 to 625-line video.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Victim as Birdwatcher"David BoisseauEddie Boyd26 August 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 BoisseauEddie Boyd2 September 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 BoiseauEddie Boyd9 September 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 BoiseauEddie Boyd16 September 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Finch, ed. (2003). Granada Television--The First Generation. Manchester University Press. p. 105. ISBN 9780719065156. Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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