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

ITV sitcom starring Anthony Newley. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1960. Stars Anthony Newley.

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

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

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

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Gurney Slade
Picture
Black and white
Soundtrack
Music composed by Max Harris and conducted by Jack Parnell.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 22nd October 1960 on ITV at 8:35pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 26th November 1960 on ITV at 11:10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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