Brian Gibson – Where Adam Stood (1976)


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A play, written by Dennis Potter, which deals with the turningpoint in science when Charles Darwin released his theories from the point of view of a religious scientist who can’t bare the thought that the Genesis isn’t to be taken literally. Not as famous as his Musical mini-series “The Singing Detective” and “Pennies From Heaven”, not as notorious as his banned play “Brimstone & Treacle” Potter writes a very quiet and heartbreaking play about a boy who watches his father’s life work being destroyed. Continue reading

Nicholas Colasanto & John Cassavetes & Peter Falk – Columbo Étude in Black (1972)

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Opening show from the second season of the “Columbo” TV series, starring Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo. Guest star is John Cassavetes as a famous symphony conductor who murders his mistress, an up-and-coming pianist (Anjanette Comer), and tries to make it look like suicide. Needless to say, Columbo unravels the truth in his typical entertaining fashion.

This episode is listed on the IMdB as having been directed (uncredited) by Cassavetes and Falk together with the credited director, Nicholas Colasanto. The same claim is made in Thierry Jousse’s Cassavetes book. Ray Carney, in Cassavetes on Cassavetes, writes, however, that before working together on Elaine May’s Mikey & Nicky, Continue reading

Alfred Hitchcock – Suspicion: Four o Clock (1957)


NBC’s “Suspicion” was a 40 episode series (which ran from 1957 to 1958) in a similar mold to “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. Alfred Hitchcock directed the series permiere episode, “Four O’Clock”. It was originally broadcast on 30/Sep/1957.

Synopsis :
Paul Steppe, a successful watchmaker, begins to suspect that his wife Fran is seeing another man. Consumed with jealousy, Steppe decides to murder her. His plan, he feels is ingenious. Painstakingly Steppe applies all of his watchmaking skills to the construction of a time bomb. He plans to slip into his house in the afternoon without his wife’s knowledge, leave the bomb and then return to his jewelry store unnoticed and unsuspected. Continue reading