Seven Deadly Sins

A drama anthology series in which each play dealt with one specific sin. Authors included Paul Jones, Joe Orton, Frank Marcus and Leo Lehman. Leading players included Vivien Merchant, Nigel Stock, Alan Dobie, Anna Massey, Robin Bailey and Julia Foster. Produced by Peter Willes.

“…was a beguiling and well-carpentered piece.” Robert Ottaway, Daily Sketch. May 10.

“It was so well done….” Kenneth Eastaugh, Daily Mirror. May 10.

“…it looks as if Peter Willes, the producer, is on to a nice idea.” Philip Purser, Sunday Telegraph. May 15.

“TV’s newest lively look at up-and-coming drama.” Fred Cooke, Sunday Citizen. May 15.

Patrick Allen, Nigel Stock and Vivien Merchant in “My Friend Corby”. The script for this story was written by Paul Jones whose widow was presented with a Golden Star Award for the most outstanding writer of the year and a cheque for £1,000 [£19,000] at the company’s annual general meeting. (Mr. Jones died on October 30.)