Village Hall
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GenreDrama anthology
StarringRon Moody
Bernard Hepton
George Cole
Colin Welland
Patrick Troughton
Richard Griffiths
Michael Angelis
John Le Mesurier
Anton Rodgers
Ian Hendry
Sue Nicholls
Joan Hickson
Marjie Lawrence
Sydney Tafler
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Running time50 minutes
Production companyGranada Television
Original networkITV
Original release16 July 1974 (1974-07-16) –
6 July 1975 (1975-07-06)

Village Hall is a drama anthology series made by Granada Television between 1974 and 1975.[1] It is entirely set in a village hall, with each episode highlighting a different use to which the space is put by local people. Writers include Jack Rosenthal and the actor Kenneth Cope.


Series 1

Produced by Michael Dunlop.

Ep. no. (overall) Ep. no. in series Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Mr. Ellis versus the People"June HowsonJack Rosenthal16 July 1974 (1974-07-16)
Cast: Ron Moody, Marjorie Yates, Brian Miller, Veronica Roberts, Bernard Hill, Madge Hindle, Michael Angelis, Richard Griffiths and Elizabeth Dawn.
22"There'll Almost Always be an England"Quentin LawrenceJack Rosenthal30 July 1974 (1974-07-30)
Cast: Bernard Hepton, Liz Smith, Reginald Barratt, Michael Melia, Norman Rossington, Keith Chegwin, Dilys Laye, Peter Pratt, David Swift, Stella Moray and Bruce Bould.
33"Friendly Encounter"Alan GrintWillis Hall6 August 1974 (1974-08-06)
Cast: George Cole, Norman Jones, Tom Georgeson, Lewis Collins and Adrian Wright.
44"Mark Massy Is Dead"John BrucePeter Ransley13 August 1974 (1974-08-13)
Cast: Colin Welland, Priscilla Morgan, Thorley Walters and Gwen Taylor.
55"Dancing In The Dark"Alan GibsonPeter Terson20 August 1974 (1974-08-20)
Cast: John Fraser, Mary Morris, Michael Latimer, Peter Straker, Dallas Adams and Lesley Manville .
66"The Magic Sponge"Colin CantKenneth Cope27 August 1974 (1974-08-27)
Cast: Patrick Troughton, Richard Pearson, Sydney Tafler, Nicholas Smith and Marjie Lawrence.
77"Distant Islands"Alan GibsonDonald Churchill & Julia Jones13 September 1974 (1974-09-13)
Cast: Pat Heywood, Richard Vernon, Edward Judd and Margery Mason.

Series 2

Producer: Michael Dunlop.

Ep. No. (overall) Ep. No. in series Title Directed by Written by Original air date
81"Miss Health and Beauty"Baz TaylorTim Aspinall11 May 1975 (1975-05-11)
Cast: Zoë Wanamaker, Sue Nicholls, Veronica Doran, Elizabeth Spriggs, Elaine Donnelly, Bernard Wrigley and Gerald Flood.
92"Pie in the Sky"Peter PlummerDonald Churchill18 May 1975 (1975-05-18)
Cast: John Le Mesurier, Joan Hickson and Anton Rodgers.
103"The Rough and the Smooth"Alan GibsonPeter Terson8 June 1975 (1975-06-08)
Cast: Trevor Adams, Christopher Guard, Jane Carr, Barry Stokes, Jan Francis, Kenneth Cranham and Linda Hayden.
114"Lot 23"Carol WilksCarey Harrison15 June 1975 (1975-06-15)
Cast: Paola Dionisotti, Kenneth Watson, Daphne Heard, Priscilla Morgan, Robert Oates, Patsy Smart, Spencer Banks, Jimmy Gardner, Sebastian Shaw and Gabrielle Daye.
125"Old Scores"Colin CantKenneth Cope22 June 1975 (1975-06-22)
Cast: Roger Hammond, Heather Canning, Frank Mills, Geoffrey Chater, Christopher Benjamin, John Woodnutt and Daphne Slater.
136"Silver Threads"Brian MillsPeter Whitbread29 June 1975 (1975-06-29)
Cast: Dinah Sheridan, Derek Francis, Arthur English, Sylvia Coleridge, Gwen Nelson. Denise Coffey, Arthur Hewlett, Leslie French, Erik Chitty, Valerie Lush, Stella Moray and Ben Aris.
147"Battleground"Quentin LawrenceH. V. Kershaw6 July 1975 (1975-07-06)
Cast: Ian Hendry, Cyril Luckham, Basil Henson, Rosemarie Dunham, Joe Gladwin, Valerie Phillips, Michael Ripper, Frank Crompton, Richard Leech and John Nettleton.

DVD release

The complete first and second series was released on DVD by Network in 2012