The Strange World Of Gurney Slade. Image shows from L to R: Sid Green, Gurney Slade (Anthony Newley), Dick Hills. Copyright: Associated Television
The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1960
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Surreal sitcom starring Anthony Newley as Gurney Slade, an actor who interacts with animals, posters, dustbins, and all inanimate objects inbetween.

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade. Gurney Slade (Anthony Newley). Copyright: Associated Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1960
Channels
ITV
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creator
Anthony Newley
Star
Anthony Newley
Writers
Sid Green and Dick Hills
Director
Alan Tarrant
Producer
Alan Tarrant
Companies

Gurney Slade is an actor somewhat dissatisfied with his work. In the middle of a live television broadcast, he walks out of the studio and embarks on an surrealist journey through London.

Conversing with all manner of wildlife and inanimate objects throughout, this dark and surreal fantasy comedy series starred Anthony Newley in the title role.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Gurney Slade
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed by Max Harris and conducted by Jack Parnell.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 22nd October 1960 at 8:35pm on ITV

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