Television builds its playhouse

Television builds its playhouse

From the two Studios at Alexandra Palace come a hundred plays a year; drama in all its forms. One evening the realistic presentation of life on a transatlantic waterfront. On another, the forth of small talk in a Mayfair drawing room.

Six actors on a set built to look like a small dock

(Above) The Gentle People by Irwin Shaw set in a Brooklyn slum.

(Left) The Eternal Triangle set in London’s West End.

macdonald hobley (right centre), whose smile is familiar to every viewer, demonstrates, with a rare frown, that he is also an actor of talent.