The Wednesday Play: Armchair Theatre – The Criminals (1958)

I’ve not got much time for an introduction to this, so just a quick summary for this 1958 episode of ITV’s Armchair Theatre, The Criminals, in which a bunch of respectable men at the New Year’s Eve party of a small construction company are forced to take part in a bank robbery by a ruthless crook (Stanley Baker, the star of Zulu) who has intimate knowledge of their private lives. Co-written by noted Doctor Who writer Malcolm Hulke, it also starred Peter Swanwick (The Prisoner) and Allan Cuthbertson (Edge of Darkness) with a minor appearance by Angus Lennie.

It’s this week’s Wednesday Play and you can watch it below – as always, if you like it, please buy it!