Fabian of Scotland Yard (Open)
The earliest British series made entirely on film, at a time when all programmes, including dramas, were acted out or repeated live. The thirty episodes starred Bruce Seton as Inspector Robert Fabian, whose real-life cases inspired the stories. Fabian himself appears at the end of each film. This episode, The Executioner, dates from 06/04/1955, and guest stars Peter Swannick, Elspet Gray and, predictably, Noel Howlett as a vicar. The music was composed by Eric Spear, of Coronation Street fame.